STAC to supply Cortizo with 100 % recycled polyamide for its aluminium systems
In a constantly evolving world, where sustainability has become a fundamental pillar for business development, Cortizo has taken a significant step forward by incorporating 100% recycled polyamides, developed by STAC, into its aluminium systems. This development not only reflects a strong commitment to eco-efficiency, but also opens new doors towards a more sustainable future in architecture and construction. In this article, we explore how this decision by Cortizo is setting the pace in the industry and contributing to building a greener, more responsible world. Read more on his blog.
Cortizo strengthens its commitment to sustainable architecture by including 100% recycled polyamides, developed by STAC, in its product range. In this way, the Galician company positions itself at the forefront of green construction by offering aluminium systems manufactured with fully recycled profiles and thermal breaks.
This new polyamide, which retains its original mechanical properties, is produced mainly from PA 66 thermoplastic, to which 25 % recycled glass fibre is added, both from post-industrial sources. The production of this PA 66 25GF RE polyamide reduces CO2 emissions by 70 % and water consumption by 60 % compared to conventional polyamides, thus contributing to the reduction of the carbon footprint.
With the availability of these new polyamides for its window, door and balcony systems, Cortizo consolidates its position as a leader in sustainable architecture. It develops high-performance solutions that not only reduce energy consumption, but also promote circularity and the reuse of materials. Daniel Lainz, General Manager of Architecture at Cortizo, explains: “After more than 30 years of recycling aluminium, we went one step further with Infinity, a 100% recycled billet made from post-consumer scrap that we use to manufacture low environmental impact profiles. Now, we have achieved the perfect complement by incorporating this recycled thermal bridge break, which will allow us to offer enclosure systems with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the market”. He also underlines the company’s innovation strategy, which seeks environmentally friendly architecture that promotes energy efficiency, carbon footprint reduction and user comfort, especially in projects that seek the highest sustainable construction rating such as Leed and Breeam.
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