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Alba receives VIP delegation from Ma’aden

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C (Alba) has welcomed a VIP delegation from the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) comprising its Chairman, Engr. Abdullah Al-Saif and President, Engr. Abdulaziz Al Harbi.
 
Ma’aden’s VIP delegation met with Alba’s Chairman of Board of Directors, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer, Tim Murray, Chief Finance Officer, Ali Al Baqali, Chief Operations Officer, Isa Al-Ansari, Chief Marketing Officer, Khalid Abdul Latif and other Alba officials.
 
The visit was to build upon...

Rio Tinto approves bauxite project

Rio Tinto will expand output from one of the world’s premier bauxite deposits following approval of the $1.9 billion Amrun project.

Amrun involves the construction of a bauxite mine and associated processing and port facilities on the Cape York Peninsula in north Queensland.

The planned initial output is 22.8 million tonnes a year1, replacing production from the depleting East Weipa mine and increasing annual bauxite exports from Cape York by around 10 million tonnes.

Production and shipping are expected to commence in the first half of 2019,...

Fresh thinking about aluminium at EAC 2015

The European Aluminium Congress 2015 focused on building the future with aluminium.

Germany’s Minister of Economic Affairs & Energy Sigmar Gabriel opened the event EAC 2015 with glowing words about the light metal: “Aluminium is an innovative material for which there is growing demand worldwide. It is no longer possible to imagine certain branches of industry without aluminium,” he said.

“It is therefore not without reason that the sector is looking forward to positive business development in the coming years. Politicians will create the...

ALUMINUM USA debuts

The right time in the right market for the right show: ALUMINUM USA, which celebrated its premiere at the Cobo Convention Center in Detroit from November 11-12, 2015, was a success with good prospects for the future. 

More than 170 exhibitors from 20 countries showcased lightweight manufacturing solutions. Besides key US players, numerous companies from Canada, Europe and Asia attended at ALUMINUM USA – from suppliers of raw material, semi-finished and finished to producers of machinery, plant and equipment for aluminium processing and manufacturing.

More than...

Novelis opens new aluminium automotive sheet line in Europe

Novelis has celebrated the opening of an aluminium automotive sheet production line in Nachterstedt, Germany, to serve European and global automotive customers.

Located adjacent to Novelis’ existing rolling mill and the world’s largest aluminium recycling centre, the $85 million investment will increase production capacity by 120,000 metric tons of automotive sheet annually.
 
At full production, this line will increase Novelis’ European automotive sheet capacity to 350,000 metric tons per year and will provide global customers with high-quality...

Anniversary celebration at Henan Zhongfu Industrial

Henan Zhongfu Industrial Co. Ltd, one of China's largest conglomerates in the field of coal, power generation and aluminium production and processing, celebrated its 40th anniversary in October 2015 in Gongyi, Henan Province.

During the celebrations M. Kotas, Managing Director of Danieli Fröhling, honoured the achievements and exemplary business relationship by handing over a congratulatory plaque to Henan Zhongfu.

Danieli Fröhling is supplying to Henan Zhongfu a state-of-the art slitting line, equipped with its innovative vacuum roll technology, as well as a...

Houghton International names Chief Executive Officer

Houghton International Inc., has announced that its board of directors has appointed Mike Shannon (pictured) as chief executive officer effective January 1, 2016. 

Shannon, who currently serves as Houghton’s chief operating officer, will succeed the company’s current CEO, Paul DeVivo, who will retire.
 
“Mike has a long and proven track record of leading global industrial chemicals businesses,” said Sanjay Hinduja, chairman of the board of Houghton. “At Houghton, he has realigned the organisation to better serve industry...

New contract in China for FATA Hunter

FATA Hunter was recently awarded a contract for the supply of one new hSystem automation system to Shandong Wantong Metal Technology Co., Ltd., Shandong Province, P.R. of China.

The system will be installed on a 4-high Aluminium Cold Rolling Mill. It will be complete with Automatic Gauge control (AGC), Automatic Flatness Control (AFC), flatness measurement system, coolant spray bars, thickness measurement system and one integrated Level 2 control system for automatic pass schedule calculation, primary mill data management and PDA (Process data Acquisition system).

Aluminium specialist marks anniversary

The UK’s only remaining manufacturer of rolled aluminium coils is celebrating a prestigious milestone this month, with its Litho Centre marking 25 years in business.
 
Bridgnorth Aluminium is celebrating a quarter of a century since the launch of its offset lithographic aluminium strip manufacturing centre – the only place in the UK where aluminium printing plate material is made.
 
“We’re thrilled to be celebrating this fantastic milestone,” explained Simon MacVicker, Managing Director of Bridgnorth Aluminium. “Over...

Combilift wins Irish Exporter of the Year Award for a second time

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA), the voice of the export industry in Ireland, announced Combilift as the Exporter of the Year 2015 at the Export Industry Awards which were held recently in Dublin.

In their 15th year, the Awards are the premier event to recognise the remarkable achievements of companies working in the export industry in Ireland.

Combilift took home the overall Exporter of the Year Award 2015 after also winning the hotly contested Multinational Exporter of the Year Award category earlier in the evening. This is the second time the award was scooped by...