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Aluminium Recycling A/U/F

The aim of A/U/F (Aluminium and the Environment in Window and Façade Construction) is to promote the sustainable disposal and processing of dismantled building components / profiles from aluminium windows, doors and façades for the purpose of reusing the material. Members of A/U/F, to which Schüco also belongs, include system houses, manufacturers, fabricators and suppliers from all over Germany. A/U/F deals with the responsible recycling of disused aluminium window profiles, which are almost 100% recyclable. To recycle the old profiles, they are shredded, cleaned and melted down. The advantage is that processing old aluminium only requires approximately 5% of the energy that would be needed to produce primary aluminium. This is another argument in favour of the cost-effectiveness of this process. The sustainability of aluminium systems is therefore comparable with that of other materials. The figures speak for themselves - 75% of the aluminium produced since 1888 is still in use today. The quality of the processed aluminium is no different to that of the original material and there are no restrictions to its use for new profiles.


Sustainability means designing, constructing and operating buildings in such a way that they are future-proof in terms of their ecology, economy and function. The aim of Schüco Jansen Steel Systems, together with its partners worldwide, is to conserve and use resources wisely, and to save and generate energy. It is for this reason that the steel industry commissioned EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations) from the VFF (German Window and Façade Association), which unequivocally prove the sustainability of the material in the building envelope as well as for interiors. These EPDs for windows, doors and façades are now available for our specifiers, architects and metal fabrication partners. They form the basis for certifying buildings in accordance with the relevant national standard, e.g. DGNB and BREEAM, which is an increasingly common requirement.

  • Straightforward application of EPD documents conforming to ISO 14025 and EN 15804 (Environmental Product Declarations)
  • Secure planning with building certification for windows, doors and façades made from steel profile systems
  • Used in all European countries and internationally
  • Independent declaration (type III) with assured average values from the steel industry
  • Can be used for all steel units inside and outside
  • An holistic view of complete units made from stee


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Find out more about the sustainability measures Schüco is undertaking to tackle the global challenges of our time.

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