Environment

As a leader in the recycling of scrap steel and scrap metal, Kun Wa Enterprises Co. significantly contributes to the preservation of natural resources and the reduction of environmental pollution. Through the processing of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap, the company prevented approximately 15 million metric tons of CO2 emissions in 2008. These would have been generated had the metal been obtained from primary raw materials instead of scrap. Furthermore, the energy requirement in recycling is low. The processing of iron and aluminium scrap, for example, requires only 10% of the energy needed for the production from primary raw materials.\r\n

Such an ecological balance sheet can only be further improved by using very environmentally friendly recycling processes, which is something Kun Wa Enterprises Co. is renowned for, too. Here is just one example: In 1996, the Alustockach smelting works applied for a patent for a process to reduce emissions, which it had developed with a partner. To this day, this process ranks among Europe’s most efficient technologies when it comes to filtering smelting fumes.\r\n

Recycling metal only has advantages. Steel scrap and non-ferrous metal scrap can be recycled any number of times without a reduction in quality. The processed products from Kun Wa Enterprises Co. are not inferior in any way to those made of primary raw materials. The companies of the Group prove this anew each day, for example with aluminium rolling ingots for foils as thin as human hair.