Technological waste: a new challenge for the sector

Aluminium has become a reference material for the technology sector. Its unique properties (lightness, durability, etc.) make it ideal for end products such as mobile phones, laptops and other electronic devices.

The demand for aluminium is increasing; so is the waste from the technology sector.

In this new scenario, recycling is emerging as a solution to limit the industry's carbon footprint. On the one hand, it provides a sustainable response to the management of end-of-life products. On the other hand, it functions as a complement to primary aluminium production, which requires much more energy, contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and faces challenges in terms of raw materials.

What is currently happening in the technology environment is an example: the same conclusions could be applied to all industries working with aluminium.

As companies in the industrial heat industry, one of our tasks is to communicate about the importance of recycling, to support initiatives that are organised in this direction. But our responsibility in the fight against climate change goes much further.

We have to develop solutions for green aluminium production taking into account not only the economic viability of the project but also the technological maturity of the market and its particularities.

To do this, we need to have strong engineering departments that cover all phases of the project, from metallurgy to commissioning and project management.

We must have a team of people from different areas of specialisation working hand in hand, with a focus on performance, efficiency, sustainability and quality.

At Insertec, we have already made this leap. Thermal engineering is one of the strengths of our organisation: it is part of our DNA.