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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,...

Stainless Steel & Aluminium Sheet and Strip Grinding, Brushing & Polishing Equipment

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JW Aluminum investment

JW Aluminum is investing $32.8 million to optimise equipment for foil production.  The investment includes projects to enhance existing rolling mills, annealing equipment and slitters to improve quality, reliability and throughput for the fin stock, honeycomb foil and flexible packaging markets. The upgrades will also further automate control systems in the company’s foil producing facilities – Russellville, Arkansas; Saint Louis, Missouri and Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The expansion of the Goose Creek, South Carolina facility, focused on the sheet side of the...

AMAG: ASI Certified

In September 2018, AMAG became the first integrated location worldwide with a foundry and rolling mill under one roof to be certified according to the ASI Performance Standard, one of the highest industry standards for the responsible production and procurement of aluminium as well as related product responsibility. This officially confirms the sustainable production and processing of aluminium at Ranshofen, a status from which AMAG customers also benefit: this gives them the security that, with AMAG, they have a supplier that takes sustainability issues seriously. Dr. Helmut...

Next-gen aerosol packaging

Aluminium aerosol customers traditionally have shied away from photo-realistic packaging designs because the graphics do not translate well to conventional offset printing. To overcome this limitation, Ball Aerosol Packaging is launching the highly anticipated Eyeris®, a proprietary high-definition printing technique.   For customers craving detailed graphics to bring products to life, Eyeris® printing is the solution to providing photo-realistic quality can designs without digital printing. This ground-breaking HD imagery spans 360 degrees of the can, creating premium...

Hydro: Husnes line decision

Hydro has made a final build decision to invest NOK 1.4 billion at Husnes to upgrade and start-up the plant's second production line, which will double the plant's aluminium production and create 90 more jobs. Since the investment decision in December 2017, Hydro has been detailing the project towards the final build decision. "We're committing to aluminium production in Norway based on clean, renewable energy and doing so with world-class technology," says Hilde Merete Aasheim, Head of Primary Metal in Hydro. In the restart of the line, which was shut down in...

Online Auction

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FAF 2019 announcement

Quartz Business Media and ICSOBA announce partnership at 2019 Future Aluminium Forum Quartz Business Media and the International Committee for the Study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium (ICSOBA) have identified a framework for cooperation at the next Future Aluminium Forum. This framework, captured under an MOU, will encourage cooperation in order to streamline efficiency and create an environment open to innovation, ultimately to stimulate economic activities along the aluminium value chain. The main objective of ICSOBA is to promote the exchange of ideas and results of the...

ISAL acquisition ended

Hydro and Rio Tinto have signed an agreement to end the acquisition process for Rio Tinto's Icelandic aluminium plant ISAL, including its interests in Dutch anode facility Aluchemie and Swedish aluminium fluoride plant Alufluor. In February 2018, Hydro made a binding offer to acquire Rio Tinto's Icelandic aluminium plant Rio Tinto Iceland Ltd ("ISAL"), its 53% share in Dutch anode facility Aluminium & Chemie Rotterdam B.V. ("Aluchemie"), and 50% of the shares in Swedish aluminium fluoride plant Alufluor AB ("Alufluor") for an enterprise...