Aluminum is one of the most environmentally-friendly metals on the planet. By percentage, aluminum is the most recycled metal of any industrial metal. Of the more than 1 billion tons of aluminum estimated to have been put into use, roughly 75% of this versatile and lightweight metal is still in use today… thanks to recycling!
Matalco Inc. is committed to utilizing the most environmentally-sound manufacturing processes available, employing only the best equipment and technology. Matalco’s furnaces are so efficient that virtually no waste is produced. Excess furnace heat is captured and recycled – and controls are in place to ensure that air emissions are maintained below governmental reporting thresholds. Also key to Matalco’s environmentally-conscious production process is the filtering and recycling of water, ensuring that we avoid any contamination to the surrounding water tables. Additionally, the normal byproduct of a remelting process (dross) is then recycled in-house yielding salt cake, which is then sold to third parties for other uses.
Matalco has achieved ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 Certification for its quality processes and is committed to maintaining its own stringent environmental standards.
Matalco’s dedication to the environment extends beyond our manufacturing technology; we invest in innovative solutions to offer cost effective and environmentally sustainable closed loop recycling solutions for you and your clients. Matalco operates a fleet of more than 500 specialized trailers in one of the most modern and light-weight scrap hauling fleets in the business. Matalco is continuously updating our equipment to lighter weight aluminum – allowing us to help reduce road congestion and minimize our carbon footprint, while at the same time supporting the aluminum industry. Read more about how Matalco is also lowering its carbon footprint.