In recent years we have seen a sharp increase in the amount of plastic used in architectural elements such as doors, windows, and façades. Plastic-coated, insulated profiles are used to make doors and windows as energy neutral as possible. As a result, more and more aluminium with plastic coating is entering the recycling stream. With its recycling plant in Kerkrade, E-MAX is one of the few foundries able to process aluminium with plastic coatings.
Due to this increase in the amount of plastic in some architectural profiles, the variation in percentage of plastic varies greatly.
The profiles submitted for recycling contain increasingly more plastic. The variation in the percentage of plastic from one profile to the next therefore varies greatly. In order for E-MAX to maintain its unique position in the processing of these profiles, it is important to learn how to deal with this variation.