Constellium presented aluminium recycling benefits for the aerospace industry
Last week, Constellium presented its latest developments regarding aluminium recycling for the aerospace industry during a media briefing at its Issoire plant.
This press trip was organized in partnership with GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales).
Aluminium recycling at Constellium: an asset for the aerospace industry
Constellium took the opportunity of a media briefing to explain the environmental challenges faced by the aerospace industry today and the advantages related to recycling of aluminium in closed loop so as to keep its properties without any losses. Constellium has a leader role in recycling of aluminium used in aerospace thanks to sorting of alloys, to its innovation activities and to uninterrupted optimization of industrial processes, including pre-machining and partnerships with customers.
Constellium’s recycling rate for aluminium used in aerospace increased from 68% in 1990 to 77% nowadays, with an objective of 80% in the coming years, putting recycling at the heart of the company’s innovation efforts and manufacturing activities.
Aluminium is 100% recyclable. If collected properly, it can be reused infinitely without loss of quality. The recycling of the aluminium used in aerospace is all the more important that 12 000 aircrafts will reach their end-of-life within the next 20 years.
About the press event
The media briefing was led by three keynote Constellium speakers, their presentations can be downloaded from here :