New guidelines for using aluminium in green buildings

The Aluminum Association has released Aluminum in Green Buildings: A Guide to Green Building Development and Certification with Aluminum Products.

The new guide features information on aluminium’s unique properties for use in building and construction, as well as data on the metal’s life-cycle characteristics and environmental performance.

The guide is available at the online on the Aluminum Association’s website.
The Guide is intended to assist and support aluminium end-users – architects, designers and engineers – in...

Alcoa post-separation executive management teams

Alcoa has announced executive management appointments for the future Upstream and Value-Add Companies, expected to become effective upon completion of Alcoa’s previously announced separation in the second half of 2016.

Roy Harvey (pictured), Executive Vice President and Alcoa President of Global Primary Products, will serve as Chief Executive Officer of the new Upstream Company. William Oplinger, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alcoa, will serve as the Upstream Company’s Chief Financial Officer.

In the Value-Add Company, Ken Giacobbe...

LME releases results of consultation on queue-based rent capping

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has announced its intention to introduce a cap on the rent that can be charged by an LME-approved warehouse for metal held in a delivery queue, and an increased minimum load-out rate for metal stored in LME warehouses.

The LME’s decision comes in response to market-wide discussion and consultations. 

Since 1 July 2015, the LME has sought feedback on a proposed increase in the standard load-out rate (LORI) and on suggested queue-based rent capping (QBRC) rules. It has received 20 responses to the consultations...

Cti Castings: Board appointment

A new drive to help foundries to boost quality, reduce costs and cut waste, while producing greener, cleaner castings, has been unveiled by Castings Technology International (Cti).

Cti, based on the Advanced Manufacturing Park at Catcliffe, near Sheffield, specialises in helping castings companies to solve problems and improve production. The organisation also supplies the high value manufacturing sector with low volume, precision steel, superalloy and titanium castings that would otherwise be difficult to source.

Cti launched its new initiative, appointing one of the...

The tea light fantastic

Alupro Ireland’s Tea Light Hunt campaign, launched in conjunction with retailer IKEA and WEEE Ireland, seeks to encourage recycling of used tea light holders in the Greater Dublin area and includes some fun activities for children.

A collection challenge and a colouring competition for 2nd to 4th classes have been initiated, with colouring sheets distributed to local schools and available at IKEA’s Dublin store. Within the first two months of the campaign over 1,200 entries were submitted. 

Tea lights are one of IKEA’s bestselling products. Their...

Aluminium: Part of a sustainable future

As the world comes together in Paris to develop a plan of action to tackle the most significant sustainability challenge of the age, the International Aluminium Institute looks forward to a new international agreement on climate change.

Delivering improved quality of life for all, equitable access to resources and services, food security, mobility and urban development, in a carbon and labour constrained world requires innovative use of materials, with the potential to deliver more for less.

On a full life cycle basis, across its wide range of commonplace applications,...

Next steps critical for Europe’s Circular Economy

In addition to a global mind set, achieving a real Circular Economy requires a clear and ambitious EU legal framework.

European Aluminium supports the Commission’s consistent recycling definitions and its proposal to move the measurement of recycling to after the sorting phase rather than at the point of collection. This is essential to ensure that Member States report real recycling results.

The proposal to progressively phase out the landfilling of recyclable waste is an important step, even though the Commission fell short of completely banning landfills, still...

Aluexpo 2015 a success

Billed as 'Eurasia's Leading Event for the Aluminium Industry', Aluexpo 2015 was held from 8-10 October in Istanbul, Turkey.

The event's exhibitors included more than 350 major aluminium industry players from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas.

Based at a stand at the Istanbul Expo Center, a senior management delegation from Qatalum networked with fellow participants and guests, shared knowledge, and disseminated information about the latest developments at the company.

At the conclusion of the Fair, Mr Khalid Laram, CEO of Qatalum,...