Recycling: HAI puts new melting furnace into operation

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Early in January Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) put a new melting furnace for recycling material into operation.

With this investment in a third melting furnace at the Romanian site in Santana, the company reacts to the high demand for recycled aluminium products. The 4.5m investment increases HAI's remelting capacity to 250,000 tpy.

Melting furnace supplies the market with high-quality recycling material

The investment in a multi-chamber furnace is an important step for the HAI group due to the high demand for aluminium lightweight products. “We were able to implement the project quickly and put the melting furnace into operation as planned. This means that we can now supply the market with high-quality recycling material at full capacity,” says CEO Rob van Gils.

The HAI group relied on the machine builder Hertwich Engineering from Braunau in Upper Austria for the planning and implementation of the furnace. The new plant for recycling material creates the essential combination of low energy consumption and maximum metal yield. An operating principle that fits perfectly into the sustainability strategy of HAI.

A further element towards circular economy

Sustainability is a core issue at Hammerer Aluminium Industries. The new recycling furnace is another step towards a circular economy in the aluminium sector. “Customers and investors are demanding a real transformation towards sustainable management, in ecological and social terms. The topics of CO2 emissions and the circular economy will continue to gain in importance. With a recycling rate of up to 80 %, our company is a pioneer in the aluminium industry. We are highly motivated to further advance these processes”, says van Gils.

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