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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...

Smelter restart

Alcoa Corporation has announced plans to restart three of five potlines at its Warrick Operations aluminium smelter near Evansville, Ind., an action that will further improve the competitiveness of the on-site rolling mill. The process to restart the three lines, with 161,400 metric tons of annual capacity, will begin immediately and is expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2018. The three potlines will directly supply the Warrick rolling mill, which serves the North American market with flat-rolled aluminium for the food and beverage can packaging industry. The...

Light-weight construction

Government and industry initiatives put spotlight on lighter weight auto and consumer materials  2017 marks a key year for aluminium, with China’s 13th Five-Year Plan putting the emphasis on the development of light-weight vehicles and the implementation of policies to encourage the auto industry to deliver greater energy efficiency and low emissions. With lighter manufacturing becoming the new global norm, the aluminium industry Is gearing up to seize new opportunities and next month’s Aluminium China 2017 in Shanghai from 19-21 July, will put the spotlight on...