Hydro has announced its decision to increase aluminium recycling capacity at its Sjunnen extrusion plant in Sweden by 50% in a €11.3 million expansion. The expansion will be finalised by the end of 2022.

Following the planned expansion of the casthouse, Hydro have claimed that the aluminium recycling capacity in Sjunnen will increase from 42,000 tonnes to 62,000 tonnes per year.

The decision to expand the aluminium casthouse operations in Sjunnen comes in response to an increased market demand for low-carbon aluminium profiles across all industries where Hydro Extrusions operates.

Furthermore, the location in the south of Sweden is ideal to capture available used aluminium metal from local industries which otherwise would have had to be transported long distances, increasing cost and carbon footprint of the final product,

Jonas Bjuhr, Managing Director Hydro Extrusions Sweden, commented on the announcement,

“By using more process scrap and end-of-life aluminium from local industries and our own extrusion plants in Vetlanda and Finspång, we can supply more low-carbon aluminium to the local market. The recycling casthouses have an important role to fill in the transition toward a greener economy,”

Jonas Bjuhr, Managing Director Hydro Extrusions Sweden

Hydro has a set an overall target of reducing its carbon emissions by 30% by 2030, increasing the capacity for recycling aluminium and producing more low-carbon aluminium products plays an important role in reaching this target. The expansion will allow the Sjunnen plant to increase production of the Hydro range of low-carbon alloys like Hydro RESTORE and Hydro REDUXA.

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