DAMPA, the Danish manufacturer of metal ceiling systems, is accelerating their sustainable initiatives. As part of this, they have introduced a completely new aluminium material boasting 69% lower CO2 emissions.
“We have a strong focus on sustainability in our work with steel and aluminium. Metal has a huge advantage in that it can be recycled over and over, without losing its strength and mechanical properties – therefore it is a hugely advantageous material for our planet”Michael Nykjær, CEO of DAMPA
“By producing metal from recycled material, only about 10% of the resources are used in the manufacturing process. We, therefore, have a very strong focus on ensuring a high degree of recycling and reuse of the materials”.Michael Nykjær, CEO of DAMPA
Introducing sustainable aluminium for a greener solution
DAMPA is working to improve its sustainability by introducing many new initiatives. All of these overall ensure that DAMPA minimizes their imprint without compromising the quality of the ceiling.
“We are constantly focusing on improving our work so that we can minimize our carbon footprint. One of the solutions we are looking at is a “greener” aluminium. If you compare our current aluminium from European suppliers with, for example, aluminium from the Far East, our material emits 57% less CO2 per kg”.Mogens Kjærgaard, Product Manager at DAMPA
“Now we can also offer a ceiling solution produced in ‘Post-Consumer Aluminum’ – an even greener solution. By using aluminium, which consists of 75% recycled material, the CO2 emission is further reduced by 69%. We look forward to starting production with the green aluminium, and thus deliver even greener solutions to the marine industry.”Mogens Kjærgaard, Product Manager at DAMPA
Using recycled materials for more eco-friendly solutions
Recycled aluminium can be produced in two ways: either the recycled material is created using internal processes, or it is recycled after consumer use. The green aluminium which DAMPA has just received its first delivery of consists of 75% post-consumer aluminium.
“Since we set requirements for the aluminium to have been out among the consumers, there are not unimaginable quantities. Therefore, it is important for us to focus on remembering to sort and recycle waste.”Mogens Kjærgaard, Product Manager at DAMPA
DAMPA operates under the mindset of Reduce – Reuse – Recycle. This way of thinking ensures a focus both on developing sustainable and green solutions when working with new projects, and in the creation of new products.
With over 50 years of experience in delivering ceiling solutions for the Marine sector, we believe in the quality and uniqueness of our products. We solve the unsolvable in both beautiful and efficient ways. At DAMPA we use our knowledge and expertise to develop sustainable ceiling solutions, which are produced with a focus on well-being, design & safety on board.
DAMPA seeks to add value to your project in many ways. We engage in the project in collaboration with you from start to finish and the result is the right solution with a minimum installation time and costs. With decades of experience and millions of square meters of successful installations, you can count on DAMPA as your partner. This is what we call “The DAMPA Way”.
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