EPD document prepared for Asaş Anodized Aluminium Profile with registration number S-P-04795 has been registered and published in EPD Turkey and The International EPD System. Registered EPD document applies to all global markets.
Aluminum is silvery white and light weight material. Aluminum is used for a wide range of applications from small cans to aeroplane parts. Most common applications of aluminum are automobile components, food processing industry, building and construction sector. It is used for structural glazing, glass houses, green buildings, structural buildings, partitions, doors and windows. Aluminum is most reliable and commonly used structural material. Aluminum is preferred due to light weight property. It reduces weight, dead loads and costs. Also, aluminum is corrosion resistant. It generates a thin oxide film that prevent corrosion and protect surface. Aluminum is electrical and thermal conductivity leads to good conducting of heat and electricity. Aluminum is non-toxic, odorless, non-magnetic. It also has good reflectivity and not structural changes in low temperature. Besides, aluminum can be 100% recyclable and a recycled product.
Anodising is one of the most common used coating types. Electrochemical process is used for anodising. Anodising thickens and strengthens the existing thin natural oxide coating. Firstly, pre-treatment has done in acid/alkali solutions to remove dirt, grease and impurities. Secondly, etching process has done on the surface to make it rough. Then, it is brightened to a smooth surface to receive coating. Lastly, section to be coated is dipped in electrolyte and current is passed through electrolyte. Hence, oxygen formed in the electrolyte deposits on aluminum section and oxygen reacts with aluminum to form a thick oxide coating. Anodising is used to surface treat the aluminum profiles. The anodising layer improves the corrosion resistance and makes the profiles more resistant to external influences. Anodising can have done only over aluminum products. In addition, anodized aluminum profiles are highly resistant to abrasion and easy to clean and maintain.
Based on its stable financial growth trend since its establishment in 1990, ASAŞ is one of the leading manufacturers in Europe and exports to more than 90 countries across 6 continents. With over 3000 employees, ASAŞ provides services for its clients at its Aluminium Extrusion Profile, Aluminium Composite Panel, Aluminium Flat Rolled Products, PVC Profile and Roller Shutter production facilities which are located in a total of 923.000 m² area, of which 300.000 m² is enclosed, in Turkey. Company offers the advantage of keeping all processes under control both in terms of quality & cost and getting service from a single point with its fully integrated manufacturing facilities which combines all the production functions that customers needed in the supply chain. ASAS GmbH, sub company of ASAŞ, serves as a logistics and service center with 72.793m² closed area in neighboring Koblenz city of Neuwied, Germany.
Passion of “Adding Value” to every job it does, the sector and the society in which it operates and sustainability is at the heart of ASAŞ’s business philosophy. Corporate social responsibility projects are carried out with this philosophy to strengthen the society. ASAŞART, which is positioned as an “Art Production Center, operates as a learning+ sharing+ designing+ production platform that brings art and design students together with academics and professionals. Within ASAŞART, special projects are developed to support young talents in their art carrier; aluminium sculpture contest, training programs with universities, international workshops and art exhibitions are organized. Children are at the center of ASAS’ corporate social responsibility projects. Company established ASAS Basketball Club so as to support children to be successful individuals in the future with sports as well as social and educational activities.
ASAŞ positions itself as a solution partner with a passion of trying to foresee the future trends by following the innovations and always offering the best for its customers by investing in technology. Therefore, while making investments company adopts the principles of “continuous investment in sustainability, technology, integration and innovation” to always serve its customers better. With this perspective, company established the first R & D Center in aluminium sector in Turkey. Alloy development, process development and product development studies are carried out under the umbrella of R&D Center. Company develops projects to use its resources more efficiently and grows with environment friendly investments. Besides these, ASAŞ takes part in international projects to contribute the development of new processes that helps to minimize the environmental impact of the production processes and increase the energy efficiency.
ASAŞ produces wide range of value-added products for various sectors like automotive, railway, commercial vehicles, energy, packaging, construction, consumer products, maritime etc. worldwide. Finished and semi-finished products are produced to meet its customers’ needs in their own projects. Besides this, the company enrich its knowledge in the field of production with design & product development studies and offers its high-quality products to the market under its own brands. Aluminium architectural systems (door, window, and curtain wall systems), aluminum composite panels, u-PVC door and window systems, aluminum design products (aluminum flag and lighting poles, aluminum furniture etc.), roller shutter systems, garage doors and motor control systems are product groups that the company sells with its own brand.