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Tips for a safer aluminium casthouse

To kick off #5DaysOfSafety, Almex released an infographic outlining five (of the many) safety tips to consider when working with molten aluminium.

See more on the Almex website and feel free to contribute to #5DaysOfSafety by sharing a safety tip or story that you feel will help promote a safer aluminium casthouse...

Nicosia district court bans KAP property transactions

The injunction covers all transactions involving KAP assets, including the recently announced sale by the government of Montenegro of the smelter to Uniprom for €28m. Other transactions that have been blocked include the alienation of property, the disbursement of monies from KAP’s accounts, and the sale of any aluminium produced at the plant.

The injunction remains effective until the court passes final judgment on En+ Group’s claim. Pursuant to the existing international agreements, the judgment by the Nicosia District Court will be mandatory for Montenegro,...

Granco Clark supplies Indalum Mexico

The new system will be handling extrusions that are 25kg/m in weight and will have a maximum length of 50m.

The Log Heating System consists of a Granco Clark High Efficient, Hot Jet Log Heating Furnace and a new Granco Clark Hot Billet Cutting Saw (HBCS). 

Upon the hot extrusion exiting the press, a Granco Clark “Flying Cut” Double Puller System...

NDC Technologies relocating Belgium Metals Centre of Excellence

To better facilitate this role, the Belgium team will relocate in October to a new facility in Loncin Belgium, a few minutes from Alleur. 

Drew Cheshire, NDC President stated, “This new Loncin facility reinforces our commitment to our Metals gauging customers as well as our dedicated Belgium-based R&D and Customer support teams.  This new state-of-the-art facility will enhance both our new product development and our customer support efforts.”

The Loncin Centre of Excellence will also serve as the European demonstration facility for all NDC...

Hydro takes control of Søral aluminium plant

Following the closing of the agreement, the plant will become Hydro’s fifth fully owned aluminium smelter in Norway.

Søral is a primary aluminium plant situated in Husnes on the Norwegian west coast, with an annual production capacity of about 180,000 tonnes of primary aluminium.

Sapa investing in MPE, aluminium tube capacity in India

The company will become the first local manufacturer of such products in India.

Sapa is experiencing high growth in India, both in automotive and in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry.

In automotive, with more than 3.6 million vehicles produced annually and forecasts...

UC Rusal to invest $45 million in new casting line

The project is part of the company’s strategy to increase the share of alloys in total aluminium output. Completion is expected in 2016. Total investment in the project is estimated at $45 million.
 
The new casting line will produce a new size range of billets, including up to large diameter billets of 460mm. Currently, Rusal produces billets...

Alcoa announces appointments

Tómas Már Sigurdsson has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer for GPP effective June 24. He will focus on the day-to-day operations of Alcoa’s aluminium smelters, alumina refineries and bauxite assets, globally. Sigurdsson had been President of the European Region, GPP Europe and the Middle East. He will relocate to New York and become a member of Alcoa's Executive...

Alcoa to acquire Firth Rixson to grow global aerospace portfolio

Under the terms of the deal, Alcoa will purchase Firth Rixson for $2.35 billion in cash, plus $500 million of company stock and an additional $150 million potential earn-out.

The acquisition further strengthens Alcoa’s robust aerospace business. It positions the company to capture additional aerospace growth with a...

Alcoa’s to acquire Firth Rixson to grow global aerospace portfolio

Under the terms of the deal, Alcoa will purchase Firth Rixson for $2.35 billion in cash, plus $500 million of company stock and an additional $150 million potential earn-out.

The acquisition further strengthens Alcoa’s robust aerospace business. It positions the company to capture additional aerospace growth with a...