Sustainable Development


Sustainable Development

Aluminum’s intrinsic qualities (such as corrosion resistance, lightness,malleability and recyclability) make it highly attractive as a product with a sustainable life-cycle and of high environmental quality.
Recycling of aluminum only requires 5% of the energy that was used to produce it in the first place, making it a choice solution in the face of environmental problems, and also in the face of an expected penury in certain more fragile materials, since aluminum can be recycled an infinite number of times without altering its quality or its intrinsic value.
For more information please consult :
Aluminum Association of Canada
European Aluminum Association
International aluminum Institute


ISO 14001

Sustainable development is at the heart of our internal planning.
We have created a quality-security-environment service and are certified ISO 14001. Since we’re in the initial stages of this sustainable development and environmental management programmed, our eco-audit, CO² audit, and recycling audit are currently ongoing.
 

Aluminum as a material

We were able to integrate, right from the beginning, the recycling aspect of our products, given that we are a manufacturer of aluminum urban lighting systems. aluminum is preponderant in all our products, whether it be in specific extruded pole sections, conical masts, and the cast or water-jet cut parts that form the ancillary elements.

Beyond its mechanical qualities, aluminum can be recycled an infinite number of times without losing its properties. Weight for weight, recycling aluminum only requires 5% of the energy that was consumed to produce it, and it avoids the by-products associated with the first smelt. As regards CO², aluminum requires
20% less than steel to manufacture, and 50% less to recycle.
Our extrusions contain up to 50% of recycled aluminum, compared with a European average of 35%, this figure being limited by the limited amount of aluminum available for recycling, due to its durability. There are no losses in the extrusion process, any faulty length being simply recycled, and the same applies to any waste in the casting process, where all the risers and scrapped castings are reused in the next melt. This sort of recycling helps preserve natural resources such as bauxite.

 

Recycling

Regarding recycling, our profession has aligned itself with Recyclum, an official organization. We are, nevertheless, not members of a lampAn electrically energized source of light, commonly called a bulb or tube. -source recycling system since we are not producers of lampAn electrically energized source of light, commonly called a bulb or tube. -sources in the sense of the WEEE directive. Our purchasing of lamps is subject to the ecotax, as is our resale. There is currently a
move to organize a complete recycling system for the whole lampAn electrically energized source of light, commonly called a bulb or tube.  and mast network, and we will be members of it. 

 

Logistics and Packing

The manufacture and distribution of our products takes place on the same site, which is also the registered office of the Technilum company.

We are always looking to optimize our transport and distribution methods, by having sub-contractors that are as close as possible, and by trying to fill trucks when delivering our customers and then using the same vehicles to collect parts from sub-contractors on the return journey, whenever possible.
The packaging for our products takes the form of sleeves, made from recycled textiles and cloth that have been reconstituted.


The Technilum +

Finally, and it’s a significant and distinctive sign, the characteristics of our City Module masts enable us to propose :

  • Easier maintenance : inspection plates and mast-heads are interchangeable, which avoids having to make a complete new support
  • A less cluttered environment : the use of a range of extrusion profiles that incorporate external grooving so that a mast can be accessorized without having to put up another post – elements such as police, tourist and commercial signs, or traffic lights, can be incorporated and avoid the use of independent supports with all their attendant civil engineering.