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Aluminium industry unites to drive forward a recycling agenda for Europe

Speaking at the Congress, Chair of the EAA’s Recycling Division Roberta Niboli commented “In Europe and across the globe, we are faced with increasingly limited resources and the environmental and economic challenges that arise as a result. By taking concrete steps to promote resource efficiency in Europe and new models to guarantee a closed recycling loop, we can secure a steady supply of recyclable material to society, reduce our dependence on foreign imports and turn waste into new, innovative products over and over again. Recycled aluminium makes sense both from an...

Birmingham aluminium manufacturer rebrands

Birmingham Aluminium Ltd is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of aluminium components, offering services to a wide spectrum of industries including retail, electronics and leisure.

The rebrand will consist of a new logo and name, BAL GROUP: Global Aluminium Solutions. The new identity maintains the history and heritage of Birmingham Aluminium but reflects the international...

GARMCO launches new website

GARMCO’s website has been completely re-engineered and redesigned in line with its refreshed corporate branding and a refocused vision and mission for the group.

The new site provides for improved navigation and functionality incorporating...

Alexandria Industries: New Board Director

With nearly 40 years in the aluminium manufacturing business, Crowdis served in various technical, operations, marketing, sales and management positions, helping strengthen the industry to where it is today. Alexandria Industries provides high-quality, engineered products using aluminium extrusion, precise machining of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and plastic injection and foam...

Open Energi joins Aluminium Federation

UK company Open Energi, which has offices in London and Manchester, has developed an energy demand response management product, which enables heavy electricity users, including many in the metals sector, to match use to availability.

In addition to delivering new revenues to users, demand response management promises to lower the UK’s risk of blackouts, at the same time as reducing the overall cost of energy. It achieves this by avoiding the need to build new power capacity, making it easier to manage intermittent renewable energy supplies, and enabling significant...

Combilift: €40 million investment

This announcement was made by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny along with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton on a visit to Combilift’s current HQ in Monaghan town on Friday 6th February.

This expansion will enable Combilift to proceed with its plan to double its current €150 million turnover over the next five years. The majority of the 200 new jobs to be...

Anode cleaning machines

Originally installed at the former Alcan Aluminium Valais - Steg smelter in Switzerland in 2004, VHE's anode hole reamer is a pneumatically driven system. The anode is moved to a vertical aspect and the holes are cleaned, the reaming heads automatically locating the holes.

The anode is then translated horizontally and pushed through the anode face cleaner by a hydraulic ram where...

Constellium invests in capacity

The investment, expected to be completed by April 2016, will include a new casthouse, a new indirect extrusion press line for production of hard alloy bars and profiles, a new drawing line, and a complete refurbishment of an existing extrusion line to meet increased demand for drawn bars.

The investment follows a EUR15 million investment announced in May 2014 that included a new casthouse and extrusion line to increase production of hard alloy extrusions by almost 10,000 tons per year. Both investments further Read more

Hydro to invest in technology pilot

A final build decision for the project, with total costs estimated at NOK 3.9 billion, is conditioned on Hydro securing a robust power solution for the technology pilot.

"The Karmøy pilot will be the largest investment in mainland industry in a decade, beyond oil and gas. The decision thus demonstrates our confidence in the Norwegian technology cluster and Norway's future position in sustainable production of aluminium in a global climate perspective," says Hydro's President and CEO, Svein Richard Brandtzæg.