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Norwegian Hydro Aluminum Launches Fully Recycled Aluminum Chair: Environmentally Friendly Innovation Leads Home Furnishing Trend

May 11, 2024 lz Comments Off

Norwegian Hydro Aluminum Company is one of the world’s five largest aluminum companies and the “greenest” large-scale aluminum company globally. When the author refers to “the greenest” here, it means that its products have the lowest carbon footprint. In 2021, Hydro Aluminum Company introduced two amazing aluminum alloy daily necessities, both made of 100% recycled aluminum alloy. The company named one product the “Hydro Chair,” while the other is an outdoor bench.

The Hydro Chair represents the epitome of design: crafted entirely from 100% recycled aluminum. It has minimal parts, high strength, lightweight yet sturdy, and easy to move. It retains all the advantages of aluminum, including cleanliness, hygiene, vibrant colors, and the ability to process into any desired color. Furthermore, it’s simple to disassemble and can be completely recycled without any compromise in quality at the end of its lifespan. Aluminum is one of the most recyclable materials.

The Hydro Chair utilizes 5083 alloy scrap and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Hydro Aluminum utilizes its 5083T alloy in the production process, with the same composition as the 5083 alloy. During the process of melting and casting with scrap, we append the letter T after the registered trademark “5083” to differentiate it. This 5083T alloy possesses superplasticity, enabling the utilization of superplastic molding technology in crafting the Hydro Chair. The British company Tom Dixon is responsible for the design and manufacturing. Hydro Aluminum Company and Tom Dixon Company began collaborating in 2018, and it took three years to produce this fully recycled aluminum leisure seat.

5083 aluminum alloy is an aluminum-magnesium alloy, with a calibrated composition (mass %) of Si0.40, Fe0.40, Cu0.10, Mn0.401.0, Mg4.04.9, Cr0.05~0.25, Zn0.25, Ti0.15, other impurities individually at 0.05, totaling 0.15, and the rest is Al. This is a very common general-purpose aluminum alloy, and its plate price currently does not exceed 35 yuan/kg. According to a report in the 2021 issue 5 of the German magazine “Aluminum,” the price of this remarkable chair is as high as 2,021 pounds each.