Bonnell Aluminum to expand anodising capacity

In response to increased demand for anodising products, the company expects to invest approximately $5 million to expand and modernise the anodising line at its Carthage, Tennessee facility. The company anticipates that the upgraded line, which is planned to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2015, will increase the plant’s anodising capacity by an additional 35%.

“Not only will we increase capacity to better service our customers’ anodising requirements, but the upgrade in equipment will further enhance our quality and...

Alcoa acquires Firth Rixson

The company closed the transaction, which was announced on June 26, 2014, after receiving all of the required global regulatory approvals and arranging financing for the deal.

Firth Rixson strengthens Alcoa’s aerospace portfolio and positions the company to capture greater profitable growth from its expanding value-add business. The...

Europe: Ready to drive industrial renaissance

Some of the aluminium industry’s most prominent customers including Ferrari and Nespresso convened with European and Italian policymakers to discuss the soaring demand for aluminium as a key driver of a visionary, innovative and resource-efficient Europe. Participants also exchanged views on policy solutions that will allow the EU to better support producers in meeting customer needs.
Testifying to the unique benefits of aluminium in buildings, world-renowned architect Massimiliano Fuksas recounted: "For many years now we have developed and refined...

BHP Billiton: Sustainability Awards

BHP Billiton’s HSEC Awards showcase innovative projects from across the company that enhance commitment to health, safety, the environment and the communities that host our operations.

From a water management program in the Pilbara to an education program in rural Pakistan, this year marked the 15th anniversary of the global internal awards program. This year, the Company received a total of 100 entries across the four Awards categories.

The ceremony was attended by 24 awards finalists, BHP Billiton Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mackenzie, BHP Billiton’s...

UC Rusal: Structural changes

As CEO, Vladislav Soloviev’s focus will be on the company’s long-term development, specifically the ongoing implementation of Rusal’s facilities efficiency programme as well as the continued improvement to production processes. In addition, he will drive output growth of value-added products, overseeing the replacement of...

Aldel to restart next year

Swiss based commodities company Klesch said that the decision was based on an improving business climate and a proposed deal to connect the smelter to the German power grid. The power deal could enable Aldel to purchase cheaper electricity from Germany.

Aldel will initially produce 100,000 tonnes a year of aluminium products, used extensively by the automotive industry, and aims to employ 200 people by the end of 2015.

Klesch Group, founded by Gary Klesch, bought Aldel in 2009 but the smelter applied for bankruptcy in January after failing to negotiate an energy...

Major MetalMatters Campaign

As part of the campaign more than 405,000 households in four districts within Greater Manchester, UK are being directly targeted in the 12-week programme. 

A first for this campaign is the segmentation of council districts within a major conurbation:  The direct communication element of the programme, based on a two phase leaflet drop to every household and local roadshows,...

Granco Clark supplies Aerolite Extrusion

The Granco Clark Double Puller is equipped with two puller heads and a saw on puller head 2 allowing it to provide cut on the die mark efficiencies which will reduce scrap and increase yields.

The Double Puller will also provide unmatched performance and reliability on single hole or multi hole dies.

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CAN-ENG Furnaces International Limited Contract

The order consists of four turn-key High Temperature Rotary Hearth and Chain Conveyor Tempering Furnace Systems with capacities between 10-30 tons/hour and staggered deliveries.

The equipment includes the latest in energy efficient/low emission combustion, state-of-the-art drive system, refractory and automation including atmosphere monitoring, pressure and temperature control, high...