Here at Benson Signs we undoubtedly use greater quantities of aluminium sheet in the manufacture of our signs than any other raw material.
We are conscious of the huge amount of energy, virgin materials and fossil fuels it takes to manufacture our 1050 grade aluminium sheet. Therefore, as an environmentally aware company, we decided to source a more sustainable alternative and Richard Austin Alloys Ltd introduced us to such a product.
The alternative is manufactured using approximately 50 percent recycled aluminium, resulting in a reduction in the amount of raw energy required to produce it.
Before using the product in earnest we needed to ensure that there would be no noticeable difference in machining, fabricating or finishing of the aluminium, not to mention its quality and longevity. We also had to consider the cost in comparison to the usually used product.
We are pleased to announce that now, where possible, we are using the new greener aluminium product.
Just another small step in our continued commitment to sourcing greener raw materials for the manufacture of signs and for the benefit of the environment.