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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...

Porous aluminium

A new technology of producing an unsinkable aluminium alloy was developed at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU). Porosity is produced by the addition of foaming gas into liquid aluminum during re-melting. The porous materials can increase stiffness and sound and heat insulating proprieties, according to the SPbPU's Media-center. "A high porosity level can be used to decrease the density of structural elements, e.g. sheets. The density can be decreased even lower than the density of water. Resulting structural elements would be unsinkable. And its...

Gulf Extrusions: New CEO

Gulf Extrusions is pleased to welcome Christian Witsch as the new Chief Executive Officer, responsible for all the Metals initiatives within the Al Ghurair Group. Christian brings 30 years of extensive business management experience to Gulf Extrusions of which 25 years have been dedicated to the Global Aluminium Extrusion Industry with leading producers such as SAPA and Hydro Aluminium Extrusions. Throughout Christian's career he has been recognised as a Manager who is passionate for Manufacturing Excellence. His extensive understanding, and experience, of business and...

Alba safety campaign

In line with its commitment to Safety Tomorrowland, Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) launched a new safety awareness campaign “My Health ... My Responsibility” on Monday July 10th 2017 targeting Line 6 Contractors at the Alba Oasis Hall.   Organised by Alba and in partnership with the Ministry of Health, this two-day event was held under the patronage of the Undersecretary of Bahrain’s Ministry of Labour and Social Development, Subah bin Salem Al Doseri. The campaign was inaugurated by Alba’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim Murray in the presence of Alba...