Aluminium is the third most common element in the Earth's crust. The supply of aluminium can be regarded as unlimited, since about 8% of the Earth's crust consists of aluminium in the form of different minerals. To reduce environmental impact, mining is often done in a square pattern where untouched areas alternate with open pits.
Nearly 100% of aluminium can be recycled. When aluminium is recycled, the remelting process requires only about 5% of the energy required to produce the primary metal. This means that aluminium products we use today are a future source of the material. Our building systems largely consist of recycled metal.
Aluminium is a strong and durable material in relation to its weight. Products made of aluminium profiles require minimal maintenance.
Sapa's building systems in aluminium require little maintenance and are functionally reliable, characteristics that are highly appreciated by property owners and tenants alike.