Alcoa has been a leader in recycling of aluminum since it helped create the modern-day aluminum industry in 1888. 125 years later, Alcoa continues its leadership in the recycling of aluminum by partnering with longtime customer Boeing on a new program that will significantly increase recycling of aluminum aerospace alloys used during the production of Boeing airplanes.
Approximately 8 million pounds of aluminum is expected to be recycled within the program each year.
The recycled products will be taken from aluminum alloy scrap material used in the production of wing and fuselage components of Boeing airplanes. The forms will include aluminum extrusions, sheet and plate products.
"This program will maximize the value of aluminum scrap materials throughout the supply chain while also reducing waste," said Leslie Shuman, director of supply chain for Alcoa's aerospace, transportation and industrial rolled products, in a statement. "It also allows us to work closely with Boeing to ensure the quality and integrity of the materials we bring into our system for recycling."