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ALUMINUM USA agreement

ALUMINUM USA (ALU USA), the event dedicated to the aluminium industry and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), dedicated to helping the industry discover aluminium extrusion as the preferred material process, today announced a sponsorship agreement. ALU USA offers an exhibition and conference for all things aluminium: products, technologies and investments in the United States. ALUMINUM USA takes place September 12-13, 2019 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) brings an educational component to ALUMINUM USA with Extrusion Design...

ET Seminar turns 50

The Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation (ET Foundation) and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) have announced the dates and location for the Twelfth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar and Exposition. Otherwise known as ET ’20, the aluminium extrusion technical conference will be held Monday, May 19 through Friday, May 22, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Florida, USA. Having begun in 1969, the ET Seminar will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019, and as such the ET Foundation and the Aluminum Extruders Council will be...

Arconic: Rolling mill sale

Arconic has announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its Texarkana, Texas rolling mill to Ta Chen International, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of aluminium and stainless steel distributor Ta Chen Stainless Pipe Co., Ltd. Under the terms of the transaction, Arconic will sell Texarkana for approximately $300 million in cash, plus additional contingent consideration of up to $50 million. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to receipt of certain regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The Company expects to record a gain...

Focus on: TSI Chemlogix

TSI Chemlogix offers LIBS metal analysis tools and LIBS sorting systems that work for your business. TSI’s ChemLite™ handheld metal analysers provide the best elemental concentration and material ID in 1-2 seconds with no x-ray radiations and zero regulations. Designed to meet the needs of nonferrous scrap yards, sort Al and SS alloys with ease. The ChemLite is the only 3rd party certified, class 1 eye safe LIBS analyser on the market. The industrial proven ChemLine™ automatic sorting system provides high capacity automatic sorting of nonferrous scrap. Sort your...

Iran: 10% YoY growth

According to an Iranian Mines & Mining Industries Development & Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) official statement, Iran’s major aluminium producers produced 151,691 tonnes of aluminium during the five-month period from March 21 to August 22, registering a growth of 10 per cent from the same period of 2017. IMIDRO data registered an aluminium output of 137,473 tons during the five-month period of 2017. Last month, Deputy Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Mehdi Karbasian announced that a large aluminium production plant with a capacity of 300,000-tonne per year...

Hydro renewed

Hydro is taking a new step as a global supplier of innovative and sustainable aluminium solutions, embarking on a new chapter of its 112-year history with a new visual identity.   After its 2017 acquisition of Sapa, the world’s No. 1 aluminium extrusion company, Hydro now has a significant presence in all parts of the aluminium value chain. The company is marking this new chapter in its 112-year history by renewing and modernising its visual identity after a year-long process with broad involvement among its 35,000 employees worldwide.   “We are still the same...

PyroGenesis furnace order

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. has received a multi-million dollar order for two DROSRITETM furnace systems from an Asian client; the name, and value of the contract, remain confidential for competitive reasons. The Systems are the third and fourth commercial systems sold to date, and the first order from this new Client. Delivery of the Systems is expected to be in April 2019. PyroGenesis’ DROSRITETM system is a salt-free, cost-effective, sustainable process for maximising metal recovery from dross, a waste generated in the metallurgical industry. PyroGenesis’ patented...

New Ball plant in Spain

Ball Corporation has inaugurated a new production plant in Spain located in Cabanillas del Campo, Guadalajara.  With this new factory, which represents for Ball a significant investment of more than 100 million euros, the company expands its presence in Spain, where it already has another production facility located in La Selva del Camp (Tarragona). The plant’s capacity is contracted to existing Ball customers. With two production lines and an annual capacity 1.6 billion units, the plant will produce aluminium speciality cans. Cabanillas is a state-of-the-art,...