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Alcoa: Lightest heavy-duty truck wheel

Announced at the 65th International Motor Show (IAA) Commercial Vehicles tradeshow in Hannover, Germany, Alcoa is now selecting fleet partners for the European launch of its lightest forged aluminium wheel ever, the Ultra ONE with MagnaForce alloy. The wheel will be available in Europe during the second half of 2015. Fleets...

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Come and visit the Aluminium International Today team to discuss editorial or sales opportunities.

We will also be introducing AluSolutions to the industry from stand 9G15.

Come along to find out more about this important event, which will promote and discuss sustainability in aluminium production and processing.

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Aleris to invest $350M to upgrade Kentucky facility

The investment positions Aleris to meet anticipated significant growth in North American automotive demand as the industry pursues broader aluminium use for the production of lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles. Aleris is currently a leading supplier to the European premium auto industry, which has led the...

Ethiopia: $50 Million aluminium plant

Dubai-based Al Ghurair Group has reportedly teamed up with Ethiopian company, Tracon Trading, to build its first aluminium production plant in the East-African country, an investment worth $50 million.

The deal is structured such that Al Ghurair will provide equity financing while Tracon Trading will source funds from local investors; the resulting outfit will be a joint venture where each partner will have equal share in the Ethiopian market. Necessary fundamentals are in place as about 30,000 square meters of investment land has already been acquired on lease from the Addis...

Sapa to close facility in Ontario

The location has provided valuable fabrication and horizontal paint capacity, however, the change should help Sapa optimise capacity utilisation, enhance operational capabilities and more closely align its offering of extruded aluminium products with the market needs in Canada.

The company has begun moving the site’s...

Energy production in harmony with nature

A new EU directive may raise the bar further, requiring Norway to maintain a proper chemical and ecological standard in all bodies of water by the end of 2021.

To fulfill all the requirements, Hydro has recently completed a review of the company's management of biological diversity and created a plan for meeting environmental objectives in the future.

With power plants in the Røldal/Suldal, Eastern Telemark and Indre Sogn regions of Norway, in addition to Otra in the south and partly-owned plants in the middle of Telemark, all of Hydro's regulated...

Novelis and WWF partner to reduce GHG

The only metals company to be accepted into the programme, Novelis has made commitments to WWF to continue pursuing its aggressive sustainability targets designed to reduce Novelis' impact on climate and ensure the sustainability of Novelis' business efforts. Read more

Rusal to produce nanostructured aluminium alloys

The project is being implemented by the Engineering and Technology Centre of UC Rusal on the premises of the Irkutsk aluminium smelter (IrkAZ).

An experimental extruder will be built in the casthouse of IrkAZ that will utilise intensive plastic deformation to produce nanostructured alloys.

It is estimated that the project will cost in excess of RUR 100 million with over...

Study: Aluminium shown to last longer in buildings

A study, led by renowned architect Prof. Michael Stacey on behalf of the International Aluminium Institute, examined buildings ranging from Cribbs Causeway retail park in Bristol to the FT Printing Works in London and USB Offices, 1 Finsbury Avenue, also in London.

After poring over their findings, the report’s authors are recommending that:
- Coated aluminium used in buildings is now being given warranties of up to 40 years.
- Aluminium used in window frames should be given a service life of 80 years, an upward revision of 40 years 
- Aluminium...