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Sustainability and environment

Eco-innovation for a greener or more sustainable metal-mechanical industry

We help metallic transformation companies to advance with their environmental issues.

Metallic transformation and components manufacturing companies are challenged to allign with the requirements of public agents and society to be more environmentally responsible.  

Using less natural and energy resources, developing greener and more durable products and decreasing the environmental impact of their products and manufacturing processes are some key aspects to work on and in which AZTERLAN accompanies industrial companies. 

Lucía Unamunzaga
Lucía Unamunzaga

Head of sustainability and environment

Strategies for a greener and more sustainable metal-mechanical industry

Main working fields

Andvanced Management of Industrial Waste

Reducing the generation of waste and developing new valorization ways, avoiding its storage in specialized spaces or its disposal in landfills, is crucial to improve the environmental impact of the metallic transformation industries and their client sectors.

Air quality

Avoiding the generation of emissions that are harmful to health and the environment is key to building a more sustainable industry.

Energy valorization

The use of heat energy generated during manufacturing processes and the development of new ways of thermal storage are essential to improve the energy and economic efficiency of metallic industries.

Eco-design of products and processes

Optimization of the consumption of resources and reduction of the generation of impacts associated with the life cycle of products/processes.

Applied research and technology transfer

New technological developments for a more sustainable metal-mechanical industry

We can help you improve the sustainability of your manufacturing process and your products.


Re·Thinking Metallurgy

«Our work is aimed at mastering the physics and the chemistry that govern the behavior of metallic alloys, the phenomena that take place during manufacturing processes and the conditions that affect the useful life of metallic components.

We rethink metallurgy to develop more effective, efficient and sustainable manufacturing processes that favor the manufacture of components with enhanced properties and that open up new fields of application».

Garikoitz Artola, PhD

Garikoitz Artola, PhD
Director of Forming Technologies

Susana Méndez, PhD

Susana Méndez, PhD
Director of Foundry Technologies

Aitor Loizaga

Aitor Loizaga
Iron Foundry Technologies

Asier Bakedano, PhD

Asier Bakedano, PhD
Light Materials

Fernando Santos.

Fernando Santos
Special Materials and Processes

Lucía Unamunzaga

Lucía Unamunzaga
Sustainability and Environment

Dra. Enara Mardaras

Enara Mardaras, PhD
Corrosion and Protection of Materials

Dr. Javier Nieves

Javier Nieves, PhD
Intelligent Manufacturing Technologies


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