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Advancing Sustainability Through Anodization Technique: Our Contributions in Alignment with Sustainable Development Goal
Friday 15, 2023


The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals are designed to tackle worldwide challenges and advance a more prosperous world by means of focused efforts in areas such as poverty, equality, climate change, and more. Notably, Goals 9, 12, and 13 target countering fossil fuel combustion and other emissions to reduce carbon release and mitigate global warming. Eloxwell emerges as a significant player in this context. Leveraging innovative Eloxwell anodization technology, we actively contribute to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals 9, 12, and 13, thereby amplifying their influence.

Sustainable Development Goal 9 and Eloxwell: Enhancing Industry, Innovation, and Surface Treatment

The 9th sustainable goal, "Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure," targets building robust infrastructure, encouraging sustainable industries, and promoting innovation. It strives to create efficient and eco-friendly systems that foster economic growth and development while also prioritizing environmental considerations. This goal underlines the significance of industry and innovation in driving progress, job opportunities, and technological advancements for a more sustainable future.

Surface treatment techniques often require high amounts of natural resource consumption due to chemical or electrochemical processes. However, anodization is a sustainable technique for protecting aluminum from environmental effects. Eloxwell is a particularly efficient anodization method that completes the process cycle in significantly shorter time frames than hard anodization. Compared to traditional anodization methods, Eloxwell boasts an impressive 80% reduction in energy consumption, leading to a marked decrease in CO2 emissions and a more environmentally friendly aluminum coating process.

In industries such as automotive production, where large volumes of products are produced, surface treatment technologies must be adaptable for industrial-scale production, making Eloxwell Technology a valuable advancement in both industrialization and carbon footprint reduction. This highlights Eloxwell's key role in contributing to a more sustainable future through synergistic efforts.

Aligning with SDG 12: Eloxwell Technology and Sustainable Progress in Electric Vehicles

The 12th UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 12), "Responsible Consumption and Production," focuses on promoting sustainable practices in how we consume and produce goods. It emphasizes reducing waste, using resources efficiently, and adopting eco-friendly methods. This goal aims to minimize environmental impact, encourage responsible business practices, and ensure a more sustainable global economy. Also aims to curtail fossil fuel subsidies. Eloxwell technology steps in seamlessly to address these objectives.

Electric vehicles (EVs) play a critical role in the EU's strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy. With the EU's ambitious targets for GHG reduction, including a 55% reduction by 2030 and net-zero by 2050, EVs are a practical solution to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, which is a significant source of emissions. Although EVs face challenges that may hinder widespread adoption, such as limited driving range, they offer a promising solution for the future of sustainable transportation. To address the issue of limited range, EV manufacturers are exploring the use of lighter metals like aluminum for vehicle components. However, the use of die cast aluminum alloys is currently limited due to their lower-than-desired corrosion and wear resistance caused by the alloying elements.

While casting has many benefits, protecting cast aluminum alloys from environmental effects can be difficult and expensive. The high amount of silicon in the alloy, which reduces the viscosity of aluminum and ensures its castability, is the main cause of these problems. Technology can only partially solve the issues caused by silicon addition. High silicon content in aluminum alloys used for casting can result in limited corrosion and wear resistance, which poses a challenge for surface treatment methods like anodization.

The use of aluminum in electric vehicles is increasing, and high-quality anodization of the aluminum components is crucial to ensure their durability and corrosion resistance. The adoption of electric vehicles will reduce reliance on fossil fuels and promote sustainability. Eloxwell plays a key role in achieving a more environmentally conscious form of anodization. This removes obstacles to the use of cast aluminum alloys in electric vehicles (EVs) and a wider range of applications.

Advancing Climate Action SDG 13: Eloxwell Technology and the Pursuit of Sustainable Anodization

The 13th United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), known as "Climate Action," is a crucial goal that aims to address climate change and its devastating effects on the planet. This goal seeks to mitigate global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing resilience, and promoting sustainable practices.

Furthermore, the goal of SDG 13 is to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Achieving this goal requires urgent action to address the critical challenge of climate change and its widespread effects.

Eloxwell is a sustainable and environmentally-friendly anodized coating method that significantly contributes to the achievement of SDG 13. With its minimal energy and water consumption, and lower gas emissions, Eloxwell embodies a sustainable approach and ushers in a new era in the field of anodized coatings. By promoting sustainable practices and reducing the environmental impact of coating methods, Eloxwell supports the goal of creating a more sustainable future for all. SDG 13 emphasizes urgent action to address the critical challenge of climate change and its widespread effects on ecosystems, communities, and economies, seeking to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Why you should choose Eloxwell: A Sustainable Alternative to Conventional Coating Methods

After analyzing the wide range of coverage that Eloxwell offers within the framework of the European Sustainable Development Goals that were mentioned earlier, it is clear that Eloxwell is a much more environmentally friendly coating method when compared to the commonly used powder coating and hard anodization methods.

This conclusion is based on several factors, including Eloxwell's low environmental impact during production and application, as well as its ability to extend the lifespan of coated surfaces, thereby reducing the need for frequent part replacement. In contrast, powder coating often requires high energy consumption and may emit harmful pollutants during the application process. Similarly, hard anodization can result in the natural resource consumption, making it a less sustainable option overall.

Given these considerations, it is evident that Eloxwell stands out as a superior choice for coating applications, not only for its superior environmental performance but also for its long-term cost-effectiveness and durability.

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