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GLAFRI leads to Global Foil Association

It started operating immediately with 42 member companies, including five supporters, from all major foil producer areas worldwide.

This follows the remarkable success of GLAFRI so far, particularly the three annual conferences held to spearhead its activities. Thereupon, the supporters have decided to formalise the initiative by creating a trade body to continue and develop its work. 

Initially the major objective of the new association will be to continue ‘one voice’ on foil promotion and sustainability issues globally, with the aim to support foil...

Potroom insulation measurement

Much of the equipment installed in aluminium smelter potroom has significant electrical potential to earth (or ground). The series connection of the pot busbar systems means that pots frequently have a potential to earth of 1500 volts dc, and in the the most recent systems this can exceed 2.000 volts dc. Alumina dust and metallic objects can compromise the installed electrical insulation and it is necessary to monitor insulation performance on a regular basis.

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Hycast celebrates 25 years

“After some challenging years, the outlook now is promising,” says the managing director of Hycast, Helge Jansen.

Established in 1990, Hycast was set up to manage and assure that Hydro had a leading edge within melt refining and casting technologies.

ALFED: Marketing appointment

Ian Oliver (pictured) joins ALFED as marketing and communications manager, bringing extensive experience gained with companies such as Peugeot and Wolseley.

“This important appointment comes at an exciting time both for the aluminium...

FATA Hunter coil coating line

The Chemical Coater will be incorporated in the CGL (CGL1) being supplied by WISDRI to Guangxi Iron and Steel (Group) Co., Ltd. for the FangChengGang steel complex.

The Chemical Coater, operating at a maximum speed of 200m/min with a maximum strip width of 1,880mm, is equipped with automatic nip pressure control and represents a state-of-the-art design solution for this type of equipment.

The Coater will be designed and supplied by FATA Hunter through its offices in Torino, Italy.

Constellium supplies parts for Ford F-150

To keep pace with increased demand, Constellium has doubled manufacturing capacity at its facility in Van Buren, Michigan, USA and enhanced advanced prototyping and development capabilities.

"We are delighted to become one of Ford's largest suppliers of high-strength aluminium structural parts for the groundbreaking F-150 and see this as an important milestone in the expansion...

Air Products launches non-ferrous microsite

The site includes a wealth of information and downloadable content, including videos, articles and relevant industry links, all aimed at helping non-ferrous metal workers maximise their productivity and yield.

The new site features an ask the expert section where visitors can easily submit questions relating to both melting and processing to the specialist Air Products’...