Houghton International Partners with SMS Group

Houghton International and SMS group have announced an exclusive partnership to develop and distribute rolling oils for metal production. 

Through this partnership, Houghton and SMS will leverage their research and development resources to develop advanced metal rolling oils, and Houghton will become the exclusive distributor of oils for SMS mill equipment.  This will enable SMS to offer a complete system of rolling mill technology, including advanced cooling lubricants, to its customers worldwide. Houghton will expand business opportunities through its partnership with...

New insights into Aluminium Technical Support

Innoval Technology (Innoval) has announced the relaunch of their website. 

The site, which has been completely overhauled and given a new design, focuses on how the company can help visitors from the aluminium industry.

Whether a potential client wants to build a partnership with the company’s technical experts, work with them to solve their current production problems, improve product quality or prepare a business case for an investment, the web site explains everything Innoval can do to help.

New additions to the site include a section on...

REDWAVE Metal Days shows new recycling possibilities

The REDWAVE Metal Days, at BT-Wolfgang Binder in Gleisdorf, provided the context for international experts from various sectors of the metal and aluminium recycling industry to exchange information on markets, technologies and practical experience. 

In addition, the new REDWAVE XRF-M sorting system, for recycling in the metals sector, was presented to the participants.

The interest of the participants was very large and exceeded initial expectations. International visitors, from 16 countries and three different continents, gained an overview of the metals recycling...

Continued operations of Sebree, KY smelter

Century Aluminum Sebree LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX), has announced that it will continue to operate all of its production lines at its Sebree, Ky. smelter. 

The company had previously announced plans to curtail one of its three production lines by December 31, 2015. Sebree's continued operation will help save hundreds of jobs in western Kentucky.

"We are very happy to announce that Sebree will continue to operate," commented Michael Bless, President and CEO. "Sebree's ability to access low-cost...

Aluminium solutions for all-new Ford F-Series

Novelis has announced it is supplying high-strength, military-grade, aluminium for the upcoming Ford F-Series Super Duty lineup of trucks, the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever.

Following the launch of the 2015 Ford F-150, the aluminium-intensive F-Series Super Duty trucks also feature high-strength, military-grade, Novelis aluminium alloys in the body and bed, reducing overall vehicle weight by up to 350 pounds. This weight reduction enables the use of tougher underbody components such as an all-new, fully boxed high-strength frame, stronger axles and springs,...

UC Rusal joins Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

Rusal has joined the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) with a view to take part in developing global sustainability standards for international application in the aluminium value chain.

The ASI standards are designed to be applicable to all stages of aluminium production and transformation, with a specific focus on; bauxite mining, alumina refining, primary aluminium production, semi-fabrication (rolling, extrusion, forging and foundry), material conversion, and refining and re-melting of recycled scrap, as well as material stewardship criteria relevant to downstream users of...

Aerosols and aluminium foil “widely” collected for recycling

According to new figures released by the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation, Alupro, 96% of UK councils are collecting aerosols, and 86% are collecting aluminium foil, for recycling.
Over the past three years, the number of councils collecting aerosols has increased from 87% to 96%, providing almost complete coverage throughout the UK. Meanwhile, foil recycling has also seen a dramatic increase in collection, from just 35% of councils in 2007 to 86% today.
“Alupro provides local authorities with free materials to explain how to recycle...

Norsk Hydro: Divestment of Italian rolling mill completed

The announced sale of Hydro's rolling mill in Cisterna di Latina, Italy, has been finalised.
The Slim plant in Cisterna di Latina will from January 1, 2016 be operated by Rolling Mills International GmbH under the name of SLIM Aluminium S.p.A.
An after-tax book loss of 45 - 55 million euros will be realised in Hydro's fourth-quarter 2015 reported results.
The rolling mill in Cisterna di Latina produces aluminium rolled products, mainly standard strip and sheet, as well as plain foil. Through the agreement, Rolling Mills...

New collaboration agreement

Continuus-Properzi of Milano has announced a new Collaboration Agreement with C.P.T. sarl (Construction & Projects Tunisie) of Bizerte (Costruction & Projets Tunisie) which replaces a previous engineering exchange letter of intent related to CCR Aluminium rod lines. 

Carmelo Maria Brocato Vice President and Commercial Director, commented: “There was a certain amount of confusion among potential Buyers in recent years mainly because under the same nomenclature very different Aluminium rod lines can be quoted with a price ratio that can reach even 1 to 4! The new...