Non-ferrous metals such as aluminium, copper, or zinc are important for manufacturing industries, sustainability, and economic growth. They are irreplaceable for many products in the automotive, aerospace, mechanical engineering, and construction sectors.
Their unique thermal, electrical, and isolating characteristics coupled with endless recyclability and low weight make them indispensable to achieving energy and resource efficiency goals.
Issues influencing the competitiveness non-ferrous metals industries are:
- Access to raw materials
- Low flexibility
- Production placement