News

Novelis to close Ouro Preto

“The decision to end operations at Ouro Preto is consistent with our global strategy to build our business around sustainability – transforming from a linear business model to a closed-loop business model focused on recycled content,” said Tadeu Nardocci, Senior Vice President, Novelis and President, Novelis South America.

“In addition,...

Aleris to upgrade Kentucky facility

“We have partnered with customers in the premium automotive segment from our Duffel, Belgium facility for years to develop and produce some of the most technically advanced lightweight aluminium solutions available today,” Steve Demetriou, Aleris Chairman and CEO said.

“We are excited...

Alcoa to sell stake in Jamalco to Noble

AWAC will continue as the managing operator for three years under a compensated service agreement and employees will remain employed by Jamalco.

The Jamalco joint venture is 55% owned by Alcoa Minerals of Jamaica (AMJ) and 45% owned by Clarendon Alumina Production Ltd. (CAP). AMJ is part of the AWAC joint venture, owned...

Growth in transport drives demand

End-use demand for aluminium in Europe will almost double in the coming decades, from 12 million tonnes per year today to a staggering 20 million tonnes by 2050. This is mainly a result of aluminium’s growing use in transport, which has almost tripled since the 1990s. Indeed the European market is expected to grow from around 3.8 million tonnes per year (mt/y) today to 7 million tonnes in 2050, with the average use of aluminium per European citizen rising by nearly 64% to 36kg by 2050. 
 
On the occasion of the Aluminium 2014 Fair (7-9 October,...

Aluminum Association: Membership growth and new board members

The newly announced member companies are A J Charnaud & Co, Fromm Packaging Systems, Herkules North America and Herr-Voss Stamco. Expanding its leadership team, the trade group elected Michelle O’Neill, Alcoa’s Vice President of Government Affairs and Trade Policy, as its Second Vice Chairman.

“Aluminium is vital to the U.S. manufacturing sector, which is absolutely fundamental to the strength of the U.S. economy,” said Read more

Alupro: 25 years of recycling success

The black tie dinner event was opened by Rick Hindley, Alupro’s Executive Director, who was one of the organisation’s first employees back in 1989. Rick reflected on the organisation’s successful campaigns over the last 25 years which have seen the recycling rate for aluminium packaging rise from less than 2% in 1989 to 43% in 2013 (57% for beverage cans) whilst also looking to...

ARP celebrates 30th anniversary with order

The Ronal Group, a long-standing partner and customer of ARP, is currently building a new factory in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. This is the second location in Mexico after Queretaro, where the company has been manufacturing aluminium wheels since 2001, and will have an annual capacity of 2 million aluminium wheels.

The issue of chip disposal and automatic recycling and melting down of chips to return them to the wheel production process is an important variable for the economic production of aluminium wheels. ARP is proud that the Ronal Group has once more put its trust in the...

Alcoa forges ‘world’s largest’ monolithic aluminium hull

Announced in Washington, DC at the Association of the US Army Annual Meeting - the largest landpower expo in North America - Alcoa manufactured the single-piece part, which was co-designed by Alcoa and the US Army Research Laboratory, with the goal of replacing today’s assembled hulls.

Based on early modeling and simulation, single-piece underbody structures could provide two times...

Deadline has passed for health and safety poster

However many workplaces are unaware of the changes, which were introduced on 5th April 2014, and are still displaying the old poster which was first introduced and became a legal requirement in all workplaces in 1999. 
 
Leading workplace equipment supplier Slingsby began supplying the new posters in 2009 and has been inundated with orders for the posters since the start of...