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EGA makes significant step forward in re-using carbon by-product as an alternative fuel

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has announced that it is to supply almost all of its production of carbon dust, a by-product of aluminium smelting, for use as an alternative fuel by the UAE cement industry. The move extends EGA’s cooperation with UAE cement companies to re-use by-products of aluminium smelting, in a step forward for the development of a circular economy. EGA supplies its spent pot lining, another by-product, to UAE cement firms and has trialled the re-use of carbon dust with the industry. Carbon dust is generated during the process of producing anodes,...

Alba: Line 6 ramp-up

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), soon to be the largest aluminium smelter in the world, is pleased to state that its flagship Line 6 Expansion Project is progressing as per schedule with the successful testing of 40 pots which are now fully operational. The Chairman of Alba’s Board of Directors, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa, said: “We are delighted to have started Potline 6 ahead of schedule on 13 December 2018 and to have successfully started the first 40 pots. Alba is targeting Line 6 full ramp-up within Q3 2019 which will further position us to take...

Lorin dispels coil anodised aluminium myths in new video

Lorin Industries, Inc., has released a new video resource for architects, product designers, and engineers highlighting the superior physical characteristics and cost efficiency of coil anodised aluminium versus painted aluminium. “Lorin Industries, Inc. Anodising vs. Paint - Complete Compilation” busts nine myths about coil anodising and is available now on Lorin Industries’ YouTube Channel. The video provides information on the process of coil anodising and the qualities of coil anodised aluminium—including durability and colour consistency. Viewers may be...

Hydro and Vaan launch world’s first recyclable luxury yacht

The Vaan R4 is a catamaran made almost entirely of circular materials, including recycled aluminium from Hydro. “One of the biggest industry challenges today is that many of the products designed and produced are too difficult or expensive to take apart and recycle when they are no longer in use. We are proud to work with a visionary company like Vaan to address these challenges, and to contribute to the first recyclable yacht, which is built with our 75 percent recycled aluminium,” says Marijn Rietveld, Director Offshore and Marine in Hydro.   The new yacht...

TRIMET puts new recycling furnace into operation

With a capacity of around 40 tons, the new furnace will be replacing two of the three existing systems. The TRIMET Executive Board, headed by Chairman Philipp Schlüter, Plant Manager Jens Meinecke and the employees of TRIMET’s Gelsenkirchen plant ceremoniously put the new system into operation this Friday. “Around 90 percent of the aluminium in circulation is recycled, and the total quantity of recycled light metal continues to increase as a result of increasing demand. So it is only logical for us to consistently invest in expanding our capacities and modernising...

Tenova LOI Contracted by Fonderie Pandolfo

Tenova LOI Thermprocess will supply a large aluminium recycling furnace to the Italian recycling and melting enterprise Fonderie Pandolfo. Tenova LOI Thermprocess, supplier for custom-made heat treatment lines and furnaces and specialist for recycling plants for contaminated aluminium scrap, has received an important order from Fonderie Pandolfo, Italy, for the delivery and installation of a Twin-Chamber Melting Furnace TCF®. Fonderie Pandolfo is the recycling and melting enterprise within the Panalco Holding, specialised in processing of aluminium, mainly for extrusions. The...

ALUMINIUM India 2019

ALUMINIUM INDIA 2019 has clearly evidenced the future market opportunities and rising demand for technologies in the aluminium industry on the Indian continent. In excess of 2,000 visitors travelled to the East Indian city of Bhubaneswar to visit the trade fair from 31 January to 2 February.   The 87 exhibitors from India, China, North America and Europe covered the complete cross-section of industry needs, from raw materials and processing through to the finished products for the principal areas of applications on the Indian market: the sectors energy, transport, construction...

Potline reopens

Aldel located in Delfzijl, the Netherlands, has announced the reopening of potline one following the purchase of the business by York Capital in 2017.  This is part of the on-going capital investment in both equipment and people as the plant moves towards full production by the end of 2019. Aldel’s return to the European aluminium industry has been very well received and reflected by the strong support the business has received from customers and suppliers alike. New employment As a result of the significant investment, Aldel is looking for employees. The main focus is...