Dies casting: Is it sustainable?

How green is your business? We all know the demand for productivity and cost-effectiveness is a constant pressure. But these days there’s more to building a successful business than just finding the most efficient processes – methods need to be sustainable too. Globally, there has been a huge rise in …

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How green is your business?

We all know the demand for productivity and cost-effectiveness is a constant pressure. But these days there’s more to building a successful business than just finding the most efficient processes – methods need to be sustainable too.

Globally, there has been a huge rise in environmental awareness. The result of this means that many industries are now taking a much keener interest in sustainable development in a bid to take responsibility for the impact of production practices and minimise their ecological footprint.

This new understanding of a need to take accountability – and do everything possible to dimmish the negative effects of manufacturing – is a positive step forward. But it’s also another challenge.

To stay one step ahead of the competition, it’s increasingly important to be able to evidence to consumers that your methods are as sustainable as possible. Which why many industries are turning to die casting.

 

Is die casting sustainable?

If you’re searching for a viable greener option, then there’s no doubt this is the question at the forefront of your mind. And the good news is, the answer’s YES!

Here we take a look at how…

 

Reduce, re-use and recycle

The 3Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle – are recognised worldwide. They are the key principles of an initiative to help govern waste management as we strive to be greener and more ecologically sound.

Die casting meets all three of these aims.

·         Reduce

Die casting offers the mass production of metal parts using a mould – which can be used thousands of times before needing to be replaced. It can produce high volumes of intricate, identical parts without the need to waste energy resources making adjustments.

This, combined with the fact less waste is produced in comparison to other similar processes, helps to reduces the environmental impact.

 

·         Re-use

Die casting covers the ‘re-use’ area of the 3R initiative in several ways. Firstly, by offering finished products that can be fully recycled by the end user when they are no longer required.

It also keeps waste to a minimum as die casting produces very little scrap metal – although, crucially, any wastage can of course be recycled and re-used. And lastly, by being able to recycle the die itself when it reaches the end of its lifespan.

 

·         Recycle

Almost all materials used in the die casting process can be recycled, going a long way to ensure it is a sustainable manufacturing method.

Metals frequently employed include magnesium and zinc – both of which are recyclable. Arguably one of the most popular diecasting processes, however, is aluminium die casting, which is a metal particularly renowned for being easy to recycle, cost-effective and energy-efficient.

 

Time to go green

Here at Lupton and Place, we are experienced die casters, having worked in the industry for more than a century. The key to the longevity of this success? Listening to the needs of our clients, adapting to a constantly evolving world and investing in both our people and our equipment.

With the best in the business working as part of our team, and the very latest technology at our fingertips, we can assure you that all our processes are designed to be as energy-efficient and sustainable as possible – helping your business to take responsibility, meet your green ambitions and remain competitive.

To find out more about what we do, take a look at our die casting pages. Or to talk to a member of the team in more detail, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on +44(0)1282 422361 or fill in our contact form and we’ll be back in touch soon.