Not just another scrap dealer

Alutrade takes a more high-tech approach to the recycling of aluminium, rather than being just another scrap dealer, the company has claimed; the company currently works with many of the UK’s top systems companies and fabricators.

Next to steel, aluminium is the most abundant recycled metal, and the most valuable. It has been recycled for many years – 75% of all aluminium ever produced since its first commercial production in 1880 is still in-use today.

The vast majority of commercial buildings contain aluminium framed glazing and structures made from aluminium. Always used as an alloy, which means it is mixed with other elements to change is characteristics to suit the application, the material can simply be melted and sold for production into a wide range of products, but by mixing the alloys, it is difficult to use the material again in its specific alloy grade.

Alutrade identifies the exact alloy that is being recycled using X-ray equipment, and then strips all thermal breaks and other materials from the profile.

What is left is the prime material, the alloy in its original state, which can go back into the same product it came from without losing its characteristics.

This closed-loop recycling produces a higher value material, which means Alutrade can generally offer higher prices for any aluminium that needs recycling.

Based in the Midlands, Alutrade covers the whole of the UK, supplying skips for the recycling of aluminium profile waste, both new profile and profile from building decommissioning or refurbishment.