Hydro will expand its aluminium recycling capacity at its Sjunnen extrusion plant in Sweden by 50% in a €11.3 million expansion. The expansion, which will be finalized by the end of 2022, will meet increased market demand for low-carbon aluminium profiles across all industries where Hydro Extrusions operates.
The recycling capacity will increase from 42,000 tonnes to 62,000 tonnes per year.
“By using more process scrap and end-of-life aluminium from local industries and our own extrusion plants in Vetlanda and Finspång, we can supply more low-carbon aluminium to the local market. The recycling casthouses have an important role to fill in the transition toward a greener economy,” said Jonas Bjuhr, Managing Director Hydro Extrusions Sweden.
The location in Sweden is ideal to capture available used aluminium metal from local industries which otherwise would have had to be transported long distances, increasing cost and carbon footprint of the final product, Hydro said. The company aims to increase capacity for recycling aluminium and produce more low-carbon aluminium products. The expansion will allow the Sjunnen plant to increase production of the Hydro range of low-carbon alloys like Hydro RESTORE and Hydro REDUXA.