The raw material steel convinces, amongst other things, through its positive properties such as stability and durability. For this reason, steel is virtually predestined for the production of profile systems, particularly for safety applications.
sustainable thinking – sustainable building Thanks to outstanding static values, less material is needed. Steel systems are also ideal for constructions subjected to high stress levels. Numerous older buildings impressively demonstrate the long durability. Through the use of stainless steel, surface treatment is unnecessary and significant saving effects also result in the maintenance. At the end of the product lifecycle it can be recycled perfectly, since steel can be fully recycled nowadays.
In addition to ISO/TS 16949:2009 and ISO 9001:2008 we have already been certified in accordance with the environmental management system ISO 14001:2009 for many years. This guarantees a continuous process for ongoing optimisation of operating activities, also in terms of careful and sustainable handling of resources.
EPD Environmental Product Declaration for Steel Systems
MINERGIE certified elements:
thermal insulated doors
thermal insulated windows and glazing extra slim
Steel: environment and climate protection
By using steel profile systems you contribute actively to protecting the environment.
The Steel Information Centre in Düsseldorf writes: "Through its diverse fields of application, steel makes a valuable contribution to environment and climate protection, since no other metal is manufactured so environmentally compatible as steel. Furthermore, a closed recycling loop exists. Steel can be recycled completely and as often as required without any loss in quality. This saves resources and energy.
Recycling World Champion Steel is the most recycled material in the world. Even if you combine all materials, such as aluminium, glass and paper, which are recycled in larger quantities, the amount of the recycled steel is far greater. There were 530 million tons of steel scrap in the year 2008 – that is 60 times more than for aluminium recycling.
Steel is the recycling world champion by far "Further information can be found at: www.stahl-info.de
A study on the eco-balance of steel The ecological footprint of steel is smaller than previously estimated owing to the multi-recycling properties. At the same time, the quality of the material remains the same in each new product cycle. This was revealed by a study carried out by the Technical University of Berlin headed by Professor Matthias Finkbeiner. It describes for the first time an integrated and comprehensive eco-balance method for steel.
(Source: Steel Information Centre, www.stahl-online.de)
According to this new methodology, the so-called Multi-Recycling Approach (MRA), all lifecycles of the material, including all recycling processes, flow into the eco-balance.