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Low-carbon aluminum building systems at Batimat 2019

TECHNAL and WICONA are developing building systems based on low-carbon aluminum to help metal builders and architects build for a sustainable future. Both brands will be presenting their systems this week in Paris at Batimat 2019.

WICONA's WICLINE 75 MAX is showcased at the trade show
WICONA's WICLINE 75 MAX is showcased at the trade show

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One of the building industry’s leading trade shows, Batimat takes place from November 4-8 at Paris Nord Villepinte.

“Our brands are placing sustainable development at the center of their priorities in taking on one of the building industry’s major challenges. The commercialization of our low-carbon aluminum confirms this work,” says Egil Hogna, executive vice president responsible for Hydro’s Extruded Solutions business area.

Both of the systems brands are fully owned subsidiaries of Hydro.

Low-carbon aluminum products REDUXA 4.0 and CIRCAL 75R
TECHNAL and WICONA are making strong commitments toward the environment at each step in the aluminum production chain. This includes ASI certification of manufacturing sites as well as Cradle to Cradle labeling of their respective range of products.

At Batimat, the brands will feature modern systems built with:

  • Low-carbon aluminum Hydro REDUXA 4.0
  • Hydro CIRCAL 75R, which contains at least 75 percent post-consumer scrap

The brands also created their Batimat stands with the REDUXA and CIRCAL products. After the trade show, 80 percent of the exhibited systems will be re-used.

Both WICONA and TECHNAL has previously won prizes at Batimat
Both WICONA and TECHNAL has previously won prizes at Batimat

Aluminum-based innovations in sustainable buildings
TECHNAL and WICONA are also responding to Batimat’s focus on innovation by showcasing their most innovative concepts at the trade fair. Two of them have already won Batimat 2019 Innovation Awards:

  • TECHNAL’s SOLEAL 2-IN-1 DOUBLE SLIDING WINDOW, which provides ventilation, acoustic insulation, and protection against insects and intrusion
  • WICONA’s WICLINE 75 MAX, the first recycled aluminum window

Other innovations include an aluminum-based façade that converts wind, rain and even noise into sources of energy, and a passive anti-noise ventilation flap for windows. This reduces noise even when opened. It also incorporates a mosquito net and is an efficient barrier against mosquitos.

The adjacent stands are located in Hall 5A. TECHNAL is at Stand JO33 and WICONA at Stand JO34.