The press operations in Sjunnen, Sweden, that were idled a few years ago will be reopened. The plant will be fully operational during the fall of 2021, increasing Hydro Extrusions Sweden’s capacity of aluminium profiles made with recycled aluminium by about 20%.
The decision to reopen comes in response to a substantial increase in market demand for low-carbon aluminium profiles across all industries where Hydro Extrusions operates.
As business is coming back to normal after the effects of the pandemic, the demand for high-quality and sustainable aluminium profiles has surged. By adding one more press, Hydro Extrusions Sweden will increase the annual capacity by around 10,000 tonnes.
Hydro has a set a target of reducing its carbon emissions by 30% by 2030, and increasing capacity for recycling aluminium and producing more low-carbon alloys and extrusions play an important role in realizing that target. The reopening of the extrusion press in Sjunnen, with its close connection to the remelting facility, is a step toward circular thinking, where Extrusions Sweden can play an important role in the region by recycling aluminium from the local market and increasing capacity for new low-carbon extrusions.
“Aluminium is a material of the future which gives companies across industries new opportunities in sustainable design and recycling. Starting up the extrusion operations in Sjunnen is a direct result of the increased demand for sustainable aluminium and proof that our products have an important role to fill in the transitions towards a greener economy. With increased capacity and flexibility we can also shorten the lead-times to our customers,” says Jonas Bjuhr, Managing Director Hydro Extrusions Sweden.