Study finds 7/10 new pickup trucks produced in North America will be aluminium-bodied by 2025

The study, which confirms a major breakthrough for automotive aluminium into high-volume vehicles, surveyed all major automakers and reports Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler will become the biggest users of aluminium sheet in the next decade. It also forecasts that the number of vehicles with complete aluminium body structures will reach 18% of North American production, from less than one percent today. Vehicle segments revealed as emerging aluminium content leaders are pickup trucks, sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) and both mid-sized and full-size sedans.

The study...

Aluminium China 2014 enhances international visitor programme with new match making service

The exhibits, which will encompass the entire aluminium industry chain, will span three exhibition halls and cover 35,000sqm. Aluminium China is firmly established as Asia‘s top trade, sourcing, networking and branding platform.  This year’s event, the 10th anniversary of the show, will run from 9th – 11th July at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

To better serve international visitors, Aluminium China 2014 has introduced a new, highly effective matching service that directly connects top buyers, agents and distributors with...

European BBQ Championship 2014 in Poland

About 12,000 visitors are expected to watch more than 30 BBQ teams from 15 European countries displaying their skills at the grill across the full range of BBQ disciplines. For all teams aluminium foil will be a major component in the preparation and creative barbecuing of the seven competition categories (home cooking from the homeland, fish, chicken, pork ribs, pork butt/shoulder, beef brisket and dessert).

The aluminium household foil especially produced for the event by foil roller Hydro and rewinding machine specialist Rotomac, as well as the sets of aluminium foil trays...

EAA statement on the Energy Council Conclusions

“Member States have sent the strongest signal to date of the need to address unsustainable energy costs that are crippling energy-intensive industries in Europe” said Gerd Götz, director general of the European Aluminium Association. “EAA welcomes the Member States’ call to develop measures to prevent investment leakage and provide long-term policy planning. The aluminium industry calls for robust compensation measures to relieve electro-intensive industries from the extra costs of climate policies embedded into energy prices that global competitors do not...

EMT continues to gain traction, Sapa announces fittings from Bridgeport

“With the shift towards aluminium EMT continuing to grow, we are excited to see that more distributors are understanding its benefits to the industry,” said Louis Whittemore, national sales manager for American Conduit by Sapa. “This approval of Bridgeport fittings for our aluminium EMT makes it easier than ever for electrical engineering design-firms and contractors to choose...

Novelis casts first ingot at new aluminium recycling centre in Nachterstedt

Located adjacent to the company’s existing aluminium rolling mill, the new plant will produce up to 400,000 metric tons of aluminium sheet ingot from recycled material annually, and is projected to be the world’s largest aluminium recycling centre. The company is still in the process of actively recruiting qualified candidates to fill the centre’s 200 new jobs. 

VHE Bath Crusher shipped to Aluminium Bahrain

VHE's rotary bath crusher is a proven technology already operating at two smelters in Iceland.

Designed as a primary crusher, the hydraulically driven oscillating action provides an extremely durable and very low maintenance performance.

The crusher installed at Rio Tinto Alcan Iceland has been in continuous operation for ten years. It processes large pieces of bath emptied from...

AAC and GAC sign co-operation agreement

This agreement is part of the business relationship developed by Quebec and the Middle East in the aluminium industry for more than a decade and could contribute to promoting Quebec expertise, notably in research and industrial maintenance services.

“Over the past 10 years, Quebec has developed some very important connections with the industry in the Gulf, notably through the expertise of Quebec engineering consulting firms, as well as manufacturers of machinery and products created here. We already have benefits from economic benefits i

AMG to curtail global aluminium alloys capacity

As a global supplier of aluminium master alloys and grain refiners, AMG's decision to reduce output was driven by systemic overcapacity and low market prices.  This is part of AMG Aluminium's continuing efforts to lower its cost structure, improve operations, increase return on capital employed (ROCE) and create long-term shareholder value.

The restructuring charges associated with this capacity reduction are not expected to be material.