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Study finds aluminium cans the sustainable package of choice

The aluminium can has the highest recycling rate of any beverage container and contains 70 percent recycled content on average – more than three times the recycled content of glass or plastic (PET) bottles. The study also found that aluminium can recycled material is worth nearly 300 percent more per ton than plastic or glass.

 “This new report confirms that aluminium cans are recycled by U.S. consumers at rates...

Novelis South America President honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

“Tadeu has played an important role in leading the aluminium industry and Novelis over the course of his career,” said Steve Fisher, Interim President and CEO, Novelis. “He has strengthened global industry alignment and best practice sharing throughout key regions of the world, and we are honoured to have him as a valued leader at Novelis.”

Kobe Aluminum celebrates 10th anniversary

Based in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products (also known as KAAP), produces aluminium forged parts for automotive suspensions.
 
Attending the celebration were Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear; officials from Warren County and Bowling Green; and joint venture partners Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Toyota Tsusho Corporation. Approximately 150 people from both Japan and the United States attended the event.
 
At the event, Governor Beshear awarded Kobe Steel President and CEO Hiroya Kawasaki the title of Kentucky Colonel, the...

Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products celebrates 10th Anniversary

Based in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products (also known as KAAP), produces aluminium forged parts for automotive suspensions.
 
Attending the celebration were Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear; officials from Warren County and Bowling Green; and joint venture partners Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Toyota Tsusho Corporation. Approximately 150 people from both Japan and the United States attended the event.
 
At the event, Governor Beshear awarded Kobe Steel President and CEO Hiroya Kawasaki the title of Kentucky Colonel, the...

Alufoil demand starts 2015 weaker, but signs of recovery emerging

This followed a ‘short’ month in January, due to later than usual production start-ups after the Christmas and New Year breaks.

Sales of thicker gauges, used typically for semi-rigid containers and technical applications, rose by 5%, confirming that industrial applications are continuing to recover after a long period of stagnation. However demand for thinner gauges, used mainly for flexible packaging and household foils, fell by 6%, mainly driven by Read more

Chemetall acquires Chemal GmbH & Co. KG

This transaction will enhance Chemetall's integrated portfolio for the aluminium finishing industry.

Founded in 1975, Chemal GmbH & Co. KG specialises in research and development of surface finishing chemicals for aluminum and its alloys with emphasis on anodizing and pretreatment technologies. With an extensive history of success, Chemal has become a reference point for the...