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Aluminium closures market

This growth is attributed to a number of factors including the convenience offered to consumers as well as to wine makers and fillers.

An end-consumer survey by IPSOS* in five major European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK) and the USA, demonstrates that the majority of consumers prefer an aluminium closure over other closure options for its convenience. Whether for opening, re- closing or avoiding wine spoilage due to cork taint aluminium closures scored top.

More details about consumer preferences and the market growth of aluminium closures are...

Association hits 100 members

One hundred members is a record for the 80-year trade association, which represents the North American aluminium industry. The additions come at a time when the broader industry continues to thrive – in the United States alone, aluminium companies have committed to more than $2.3 billion in domestic plant expansion since 2013 to capture anticipated demand growth. 

“This is an exciting time for aluminium, as the industry continues to see sustained expansion and transformative growth,” said Aluminum Association Chairman Layle “Kip” Smith,...

Alcoa reports fourth quarter results

Alcoa is reshaping its portfolio for profitable growth by building its innovative, multi-material value-add businesses and by creating a globally competitive commodity business.

In fourth quarter 2014, Alcoa reported net income of $159 million, or $0.11 per share, which includes $273 million in special items largely tied...

Outotec to acquire Kempe smelter technologies

The acquisition is expected to be closed in February 2015.

The acquisition of Kempe will strengthen Outotec's technology and service business in the Middle East and Africa, doubling the installed base and providing new capabilities to expand the service business in the region. Kempe will also bring additional best cost country sourcing and a manufacturing facility in the...

New Chairman of EAA

Mr Vareille has been Chief Executive Officer of Constellium since March 2012. 

“I am truly honoured to be the new Chairman of the European Aluminium Association. Having been closely involved in its political action for many years, I am acutely aware of its role in driving forward the EU’s industrial competitiveness and sustainability agenda. In recent ye

ars, the strength of EAA’s...

GulfCast scheduled for March 2015

Many pioneers of the aluminium industry at both regional and global levels will be hosted at the GulfCast conference, including workers and specialists, brought together for a special program to share in the accomplishments and developments of the aluminium industry. Speakers at the three-day conference will discuss a number of key aspects pertaining to the industry including; environment, safety,...

Breaking ground for new German facility

The EUR 130 million investment will boost Hydro’s annual capacity for aluminium car body sheet from 50,000 tonnes today to 200,000 tonnes.

The new facility will meet the future market growth of lightweight aut

omotive body panels, using Hydro´s new formable aluminium alloys. Lightweight...

Inductotherm Group expands

Italian customers will benefit from timely and direct access to Inductotherm Group product brands, covering the many active market segments in Italy. 

"Inductotherm Group Italy, S.r.l. will further fulfill the Inductotherm Group strategy of being a truly global yet local company," noted Gary Doyon, CEO of Inductotherm Group. “We will now be able to provide...