Find out what we've done to make our magnetic architectural handles the most eco-friendly in the world
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Magnetic pull handles are aluminium housings with electro-magnetic locks built in. The electro-magnets are mounted onto the door frame side, while the armature plates are mounted onto the door leaf as part of a sleek, attractive aluminium handle.
When the electro-magnet is activated, the armature plate and the magnets hold fast together, keeping the door secure. When maglocks are installed at the top of a door frame, there is a risk of the door being bent, misaligned, or damaged by people forcing or kicking the door at the bottom. With magnetic handles, the strength of the maglocks is spread along the long edge of the door, providing a much more secure and durable solution.
Over the past few years, we have completely overhauled the entire manufacturing process for our magnetic handles.
From the base materials that the handle housings are made from, right through to the way we package them for shipping to customers, we’re doing everything we can to make ecological improvements.
We selected a new type of aluminium called Reduxa® for our handles. Reduxa® is specially designed to be a low-carbon aluminium, manufactured using renewable energy from solar, wind, and hydroelectric sources.
The carbon footprint of Reduxa® aluminium is less than a quarter of the global average. Compared to our previous supplier of aluminium, emissions from the production of Reduxa® are five times lower. This saves 450 tons of CO2 every single year – that’s enough for 100 car trips around the planet!
We identified that there were huge savings to be made in the packaging of our magnetic pull handles. The results of these changes are huge. Every year, we are now saving: