is a company specialized in aluminium products, starting from its early days as a supplier of reflector components for local Italian companies to its present position as a supplier to all the world’s major lighting system producers. This specialisation has led the Group to become one of the world's biggest producers of components for the lighting technology, solar energy industries and decorative market.
The Almeco Group works to develop innovative products, processes and applications in alternative renewable energies.
Aluminium is a ductile, light and recyclable material. Its reflective and absorbent surface is perfect for clean energy production.
Almeco, in partnership with other companies and groups, has its sights on the construction of a concentrated, solar-powered central electrical construction that operates along Archimedes' mirror principle: all of the sun's energy concentrates at just one point.
Almeco's mirrors, instead of being made of glass, are made in VEGA WR293 aluminium, produced with the PVD procedure
(Physical Vapour Deposition).
Ninety percent of solar centres use glass mirrors. It is estimated that 10% of these break before the centre is even operational.
Vega Aluminium's particular characteristics make it easier to transport without breakages to the isolated areas where these centres
are typically constructed.
Almeco's Vega 98 has been successfully used to develop lighting systems to maximize and manage light radiation efficiency, reducing the energy used in artificial lighting systems in offices and large work areas.
Furthermore, sunlight can be brought to the most remote cornersof homes, commercial buildings and other areas without external openings.
Natural light, gathered and concentrated, can be guided as required using manufactured fromhighly reflective Vega 98 material that minimizes the light dispersions and ensures the spreading of light even over great distances.
The use of daylight technology in modern housing and buildings permits intelligent energy saving.
Reflected sunlight assures excellent lighting which is ideal for all environments and situations as well as does not alter perception of natural colours.
The term “Daylighting” groups together all of those technologies that direct daylight to interior environments in a controlled fashion.
The goal of daylighting systems is to influence the direction and intensity of natural light entering a building
to improve visual and thermal comfort.
Engineers and architects have been studying and developing daylighting systems for decades to maximise and manage
the efficiency of natural light, reducing the need for artificial lighting devices inside offices and large workspaces.
Most systems employ deflectors that rely on highly reflective materials and surfaces configured with a geometry appropriate
to the particular application.
Thanks not only to its optical properties, but also for its characteristics of ductility , lightness and resistance to corrosion,
high-reflectivity aluminium is widely used for internal and external systems for both light deflection and diffusion.
Almeco uses daylight technology in its office, in San Giuliano Milanese, Italy