Hydro increases its capacity for sustainable aluminum production in Sjunnen, Sweden
Extrusion plant restarts to meet accelerated demand for durable aluminum profiles.
Press operations in Sjunnen, Sweden, which were inactive a few years ago, will be reopened. The plant will be fully operational in the fall of 2021 and will increase Hydro Extrusions Sweden’s capacity by approximately 20% in aluminum profiles made from recycled aluminum.
The decision to reopen follows a substantial increase and market demand for low carbon aluminum profiles in all industries where Hydro Extrusions operates.
As business returns to normal after the pandemic, the demand for high quality and durable aluminum profiles has increased. By adding an additional press, Hydro Extrusions Sweden will increase the annual capacity by around 10,000 tonnes.
Hydro has set a goal of reducing its carbon emissions by 30% by 2030 and increasing its capacity to recycle aluminum and produce more low-carbon alloys and extrusions. The reopening of the extrusion press in Sjunnen, with its close link with the remelting plant, is a step towards circular thinking, where Extrusions Sweden can play an important role in the region by recycling aluminum from the local market and by increasing the production capacity of new carbon extrusions.
Aluminum is a material of the future that offers companies in all sectors new opportunities for sustainable design and recycling. The start of extrusion operations in Sjunnen is a direct result of the increased demand for sustainable aluminum and proof that our products have an important role to play in the transition to a greener economy. With increased capacity and flexibility, we can also shorten delivery times for our customers? says Jonas Bjuhr, Managing Director of Hydro Extrusions Sweden.
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