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Partnership announcement

American Douglas Metals (ADM), the premier metal service centre for aluminium metal distribution, processing and fabrication for commercial and industrial applications, has announced their new partnership with the Italian company Master Italy Srl, a leader in window and door hardware and accessories manufacturing. ADM has been commissioned as Master Italy’s North American Partner to represent and distribute their vast window and door product line in the United States and Canada. With ADM’s 16-year history servicing windows and doors, the collaboration was a natural...

EGA: Waste management

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), has shipped around 5,000 tonnes of spent pot lining, a by-product from its industrial process, to Befesa, a company in the United Kingdom that specialises in waste management and recycling. Befesa will treat and recycle the spent pot lining to create useful raw materials for the cement, fibreglass and ceramics industries.  Spent pot lining is the worn out inner lining of aluminium smelting pots. The lining is typically replaced every four to five years. The global aluminium industry produces over one million tonnes of spent pot lining every...

Aluminium trades above $2,000

According to reports, the price of aluminium has traded above $2,000 a tonne for the first time in almost three years. This is as a result of Chinese authorities cutting production as part of an environmental crackdown. Officials in Shandong province have ordered 3.2 million tonnes of smelting capacity to be shut down, which is more than was anticipated by the market. Some of the measures are aimed at combating pollution and emissions, but other are an attempt to rein in excess capacity.

GARMCO expansion project

Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill (GARMCO), the Bahrain-based international aluminium rolling mill and one of the largest downstream aluminium facilities in the Middle East, announces that first aluminium was cast successfully at GARMCO’s expansion project on Thursday 3 August 2017. The new US$ 55 million new state of the art recycling and cast house facility is designed to develop GARMCO’s metal recycling capability, which will increase GARMCO’s production capacity by 150% to 200,000 tonnes of aluminium slabs per annum. Till date, the expansion team has recorded...

Retirement announcement

After a career spanning 47 years, the last six of which were spent as a successful Managing Director of SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Karl-Heinz Fiegenbaum was given a fitting send-off into retirement in the presence of approximately 70 staff and with the best wishes of the President of the Group, Franz-W. Aumund.  Karl-Heinz Fiegenbaum became Managing Director in July 2011 with responsibility for the sales and commercial side of the business. “Your time as MD has seen a marked growth in turnover, a significant increase in headcount and a...

Aluminium China 2017

Aluminium China - the biggest event in the Asian aluminium industry – attracted more than 21,590 visitors from 80 countries to Shanghai this month with the spotlight firmly on the future of the lightweight auto industry.  The event showcased some 500 aluminium makers, processing equipment providers and materials processors from around the world.   The event continued its strong international presence, featuring new exhibitors such as Constellium, Gillespie & Powers, Magma, Ruf, Haehne, Stas and Rex Materials from Germany, France, US, Canada, Russia, Sweden,...

Alufoil Trophy 2018

The hunt for the very best products using aluminium foil, or aluminium closures, is underway once again, with the announcement that entries for the Alufoil Trophy 2018 are now open for submission, until 24 November 2017. Organised by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA), the competition is seen as the most influential competition in the industry. It is widely recognized as identifying the most original ideas and developments currently on the market. Past Trophy winners are seen as trendsetters who have helped to shape the future direction of aluminium foil.   Entries...

Bauxite sale

The company confirmed a sale of 30,000 tonnes of cement grade bauxite from its Bald Hill Bauxite mine, Campbell Town, Northern Tasmania. The bauxite will be dispatched from Bell Bay Port of Launceston before 30 September 2017. The company has issued the road transport contract to Dave Wagner & Son Pty Ltd. It has contracted with QUBE Logistics at Bell Bay for the stevedoring services and the stockpiling arrangements. ABx’s Logistics Manager, Paul Glover said, “It is very clean bauxite due to efficient processing by Stornoway contractors at the Bald Hill mine and...