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Metal replacement: Oldrati innovation for a more sustainable mobility

On the occasion of the World Environment Day which is celebrated on June 5, Oldrati Group recalls the importance of continuing to adopt a sustainable approach both at the company level and at the level of technological innovations at the service of the reference market. In the automotive sector, for example, lightening the weight of a vehicle by replacing metal components with polymer components allows to reduce CO2 emissions.

The issue of environmental impact has been at the center of the international debate for years. On a global level, the comparison is divided into different topics and levels and what emerges most frequently is certainly that of mobility. The main objective, to which companies directly or indirectly involved in the automotive sector work, is to find solutions that lead to the development of advantageous and sustainable mobility both for the environment and for people.

Oldrati Group, an international group among the most important in the production of rubber, plastic and silicone products, has already been involved for several years in the design and production of innovative and technologically advanced solutions, supporting the automotive companies that are involved, firsthand, in the process of developing sustainable mobility.
To this is added a corporate approach to eco-sustainability that the Group also lives internally: just think that, in 2019, energy improved by 6% compared to the previous year and that, for 1 ton of polymers produced, the Group managed to reduce COemissions by 325 kg compared to 2018.

The group is constantly working to enrich the wealth of skills and production experiences in high-tech high-precision polymers, and one of the main expertise certainly concerns metal replacement: a green solution of fundamental importance for the development of an increasingly eco-friendly mobility.
In the automotive sector, this means replacing heavy metal components with polymer components. The benefit is evident, by reducing the weight of the vehicle (but guaranteeing performance levels), the amount of energy required for mobility is reduced and therefore the amount of CO2 emitted is also reduced.
Lightening the weight of the car is a must-have for car manufacturers who intend to achieve the goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and respecting the environment more. Even at the level of approach to consumption, end users are increasingly attentive to what they buy and “how it was done”. A recent study[1] has highlighted that 79% of Italians (the European average is 67%) when buying a product also takes into account the potential impact on the climate.

“We constantly invest in resources and processes with the aim of structuring a circular economy for rubber and improving the life cycle assessment of products. By minimizing waste and CO2 emissions, we want to focus not only on the prevention of negative environmental externalities but also on the creation of new social and territorial value “- said Manuel Oldrati, CEO of the Oldrati Group.

[1] Results of the survey by the European Investment Bank (EIB), in collaboration with YouGov (international society for analyzing public opinion)

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