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Novelis and Georgia Institute of Technology Establish Novelis Innovation Hub at Georgia Tech

Novelis Inc. has announced a new collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) to establish the Novelis Innovation Hub at Georgia Tech. The company commits $2.5 million to initiate research, faculty, student, and educational program support. The collaboration will promote basic and translational research, innovative business models, and related educational endeavours at Georgia Tech and will serve as a cross-functional hub connecting Novelis' technical and business innovators with Georgia Tech's students and faculty. "We are fortunate to...

Xinfa Group has shut down an aluminium production line after an explosion at a plant

According to reports, Xinfa Group has shut down an aluminium production line after an explosion at a plant in the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang. The accident caused the company to shut down annual smelting capacity of around 500,000 tonnes at the plant north of the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi, the source said, declining to be identified as he was not authorised to speak to the media. The closure, which has exacerbated supply concerns after flooding hit the smelting heartland of Shandong earlier this month, sent Shanghai aluminium prices to their highest in almost 10 months...

Western Extrusions, Texas, Adding Complete Almex Billet Casthouse

Almex USA Inc. has announced its selection as the technology and equipment provider for the future casthouse of Western Extrusions Corporation of Carrollton, Texas, USA. Western is one of the leading independent aluminium extruders in North America and its Carrollton facility among the largest in America at a single site. Western Extrusions awarded Almex USA the order for a “Furnace to Finish” project scope for Western’s billet casting center. The supply scope includes two 110,000 lb capacity Ultra-Ultra-Low NOx and energy efficient Regenerative Combustion Melting...

ELYSIS Research and Development Center: Construction work underway

ELYSIS marked the start of construction on its Research and Development Center in Saguenay on Friday 16th August. Technical experts will continue to advance the breakthrough technology that eliminates all direct greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the aluminium smelting process. Representatives from the governments of Québec and Canada and senior leaders from ELYSIS, Alcoa and Rio Tinto attended the event at the planned facility, located within Rio Tinto's Complexe Jonquière, the site of the Arvida smelter, Vaudreuil refinery and Arvida Research and Development...

‘Concerns’ over aluminium plant ‘blast’ in Holyhead, UK

According to reports by BBC News, residents reported hearing a loud bang and seeing a plume of smoke at the AMG Alpoco plant in Holyhead at about 18:00 BST on Saturday. Two men made their own way to hospital for treatment for minor injuries, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said. AMG Alpoco has not yet been available to comment on the concerns. Everyone at the plant was accounted for and four crews were sent to the scene, the fire service added. Photo courtesy of BBC NEWS

New, expanded educational safety event launched

A new, expanded educational safety event, developed by the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) in cooperation with the Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC), the Aluminum Association (AA), and the Aluminum Recyclers Council (ARC), promises to provide comprehensive and valuable information related to safety in the aluminium industry. The Aluminum Safety Summit, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15 and 16, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, is a wide-ranging educational event that addresses issues related to aluminium extrusion, anodizing,...

New greener brands CIRCAL and REDUXA set a new standard for low-carbon and recycled aluminium

Hydro is now making it easier for its customers to promote aluminium products that are made from recycled post-consumer scrap or primary metal from hydro-powered smelters. The two new greener brands CIRCAL and REDUXA are certified materials with details of CO2 footprint and fully traceability of the materials. “We are working hard across our entire business to reduce our emissions and those of our customers. Through using renewable power and modern technology, Hydro can produce cleaner aluminium than ever before. We believe that as an industrial company we have the...