Developing more sustainable production models is a career goal for many industrial companies. Over the years, processes have been optimised and shifted to more responsible and cost-effective practices. By its very nature, the die-casting process has a high degree of sustainability, combining features such as recyclability, durability and cost-effectiveness with innovation, which is critical in developing new methods and materials, such as zinc alloys and zamak.
Greenhouse gas reduction in die-casting
Die casting, specifically zamak die casting, minimises greenhouse gases and reduces emissions to air, land, or water compared to production alternatives. In addition, zinc remelting requires only 5% of the energy needed to produce primary zinc, as it avoids the extraction step.
Recyclability is the ability of a material or product to be transformed into new materials, products, or resources in new production cycles; it increases the useful life of a material through its reuse for the same or a new purpose. The recyclability of zamak means that it can be efficiently reintegrated without losing properties or quality.
To speak of recyclability is to talk about a reduction in the demand for natural resources, which is why zamak injection moulding is a great option. At Jegan, as manufacturers of zamak, we implement processes that allow us to recycle and reuse the material from waste and defective parts, thus reducing the demand for new resources while minimising waste generation.
Zamak material: durability and cost-effectiveness
Extending the life of products also means finding processes and materials with more excellent durability, such as zamak. Reducing frequent replacements also reduces the need for recurring production. Therefore, opting for zamak or zinc alloys for manufacturing parts in sectors such as the automotive, lighting, or locksmithing industries means using a material with more excellent durability thanks to properties such as its resistance to wear and corrosion.
In addition, durability translates into environmental and economic profitability, as process optimisation and resource efficiency contribute to a more profitable operation.
Jegan, zinc die casting manufacturers, innovation, and commitment to regulations
Improving processes and finding materials that reduce environmental damage requires a commitment to innovation and constant investment in research and development. Jegan's practices are committed to adopting process improvements, cleaner technologies, or more efficient management systems.
Jegan not only complies with all local and international environmental regulations but also strives to exceed these expectations. So much so that 100% of the energy consumed at Jegan comes from renewable sources, such as wind and solar power. In addition, Jegan's manufacturing process is registered with the Ministry of Ecological Transition (MITECO) Carbon Footprint, a significant achievement in implementing responsible strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Through sustainable practices, Jegan not only ensures quality products for various sectors but also actively contributes to the circular economy. This sustainable approach is an environmental necessity and a profitable production strategy for ourselves and our customers.
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