From bauxite to aluminium
The first aluminum was made from bauxite approximately 100 years ago. As a raw material, bauxite is found especially in areas with high temperatures and heavy rainfalls.
Aluminum is produced by melting bauxite in several stages using an electric smelting process. Producing profiles from raw aluminum involves the following key stages:
-Bauxite - Alumina - Primary melting -
Billet - Alloy - Die - Extrusion
Because recycled finished aluminum products require only 5% of the energy needed to produce primary aluminum, around 40% of the world’s finished aluminum is made from recycled materials. Also, the quality of recycled aluminum is always entirely equal to that of primary aluminum.