Novelis reports fiscal year 2015 results

"Fiscal 2015 was a successful year as we grew our portfolio of high-recycled, premium products," said Steve Fisher, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer for Novelis.

"We achieved record total shipments, drove benefits from expanding low-cost recycling capabilities worldwide, and grew automotive shipments to record levels, strengthening our leadership position in this fast growing segment. While we are pleased with these achievements, the strengthening U.S. dollar and declining local market metal premiums in the fourth quarter tempered our...

Gulf Fluor to increase capacity

“The expansion will take at least seven years to complete as it takes a long time for feasibility studies, engineering and construction of such a project,” Owaida Al Khaili, the chairman said yesterday. He was speaking during the inauguration of the company’s aluminium fluoride plant in Industrial City Abu Dhabi (Icad).

“We have been thinking about the expansion since day one. Our intention is to put Abu Dhabi on the map of leading chemicals producers.”

The expansion will focus on downstream products that are widely used in refrigeration...

Chinese Environment Protection Law puts focus on green technology at Aluminium China 2015

The Environment Protection Law (EPL) came into effect on 1 January and is China’s first attempt to harmonise economic and social development with environmental protection and is seen as the most progressive and stringent law in the country’s history of environmental protection. It details harsh penalties for offences such as tampering and falsifying data, discharging pollutants covertly and evading supervision. It also contains provisions for tackling pollution, raising public awareness and protecting whistle-blowers, while placing more responsibility and accountability on...

Presezzi Extrusion in Japan

Both presses are designed end engineered to serve the automotive industry and to meet its technical requirements and quality. These presses are equipped with the most advanced automation systems and innovative system for energy saving, which is based on a patent developed by the R&D centre of Presezzi Extrusion called PE.ESS PATENT.

Particular attention was paid by the technical staff of Presezzi in the optimisation of the layout and thanks to the reduced number of pumps and small size, it ideally suits to small spaces typical of Japanese industry.

Granco Clark retirements

Larry Difatta will remain with the company on the board of directors as Chairman.

Mark Clementz will take over as the new Spare Parts Manager.

Aluminium Two Thousand

International Congress and exhibition: 3-day conference with 4 parallel sessions with more than 130 papers.

Key topics: Extrusion and FEM simulation, aluminium surface treatments, casting and die casting, automotive market, decorative market, hard coat, hard anodising.

The congress includes: 3-days conference, exhibit space, technical tours, advanced anodising and coating workshops, Social programme for all participants: Exclusive Classical and Jazz Music Concerts, and an exclusive Gala Dinner, Daily tours for accompanying persons.

Register now on the website...

UC Rusal: Management changes

Аndrey Volvenkin, who previously held this position, has been promoted to a managerial position within the Aluminium Division.
As Managing Director, Evgeny Zenkin’s focus will be to increase the value-added products’ output and diversification of the product line, product quality improvement, further development of RUSAL’s business-system at BrAZ as well as the implementation of new technologies that will help alleviate environmental impacts.

CRU’s World Aluminium celebrates 20th anniversary

CRU's World Aluminium Conference attracts a global audience of influential delegates involved in smelting, recycling, rolling, extruding, trade, raw materials, purchasing, technology and finance; attracting over 400 delegates from 30 countries last time the event was hosted in the U.A.E.

The conference gives attendees first hand insights into CRU’s forecasts on the bauxite, alumina and primary markets and is widely acknowledged for the quality of the presentations from senior industry figures, high-level networking and the business opportunities that arise from...

China: Changes in export duties of
 downstream aluminium

Jeff Henderson, AEC Director of Operations, and director of the Council’s Fair Trade Committee remarked: “The decision by the Chinese Government to remove export duties on downstream aluminium products is troubling for the global aluminium market and is outside the scope of the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) findings on rare earths, tungsten, and molybdenum. This action...