A|U|F was founded in 1994 and resumed its activities in 2010 as a registered association under German law. The German aluminum recycling industry is one of the leaders in Europe, producing around 700,000 tons per year, according to the GDA (“Der Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V.”).
Growing demand for key industrial materials - steel, aluminium, cement and plastics - is a key topic obliging us to pay attention to almost non-waste production. International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts by 2050, the global demand for these materials is likely to double at least, and treble for aluminum. In the traditional economy, this means an increase in greenhouse gas emissions from production. Consumers are the first to encourage manufacturers to pay more and more attention to protecting the environment.
Over 200 member companies, including architectural offices and planners, suppliers and manufacturers of aluminum building profiles for windows, doors and curtain walling, participate in closed aluminium loop programs designed by A|U|F.
Membership will allow Keller minimal windows ® to interact with industry companies supporting sustainable manufacturing for residential architecture.