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UK Metals Council Chair named

Simon MacVicker, managing director of Bridgnorth Aluminium, the UK’s only aluminium coil manufacturer, has been appointed Chair of the newly-formed UK Metals Council.

This body, linked to Metals Forum, comprises leading UK metals companies, and speaks out for the UK metals sector with government and BIS. One of its primary roles is to deliver the UK Metals Industry Strategy, which was launched last year.

Mr MacVicker joined British Steel 1987, and undertook various commercial roles, selling steel around UK and Europe to a range of independent and multinational...

LME: Warehouse charges

The London Metal Exchange (LME) is initiating a market-wide consultation proposing to control escalating warehousing costs by imposing caps on maximum charges.

If enacted, the first capped charges would come into effect on 1 April 2017.

“The metals industry has expressed concerns over the headline rates charged by LME-registered warehouse operators. After conducting an extensive discussion process, the LME believes that a fair and straightforward approach to this very complex issue would be to cap these maximum rates and to impose a medium-term freeze on...

Four million hours no LTIs

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) finished the first half of 2016 by attaining its Four Million Plant-wide Hours without Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) on Wednesday, June 29th 2016.
 
This achievement comes in line with “Ramadan Safety Challenge” and in line with the CEO's expectations for 2016 where departments are tasked with the objective of completing the holy month of Ramadan without any cases of Lost Time Injuries (LTIs), Heat Stress related-injuries or accidents while meeting the production targets.

Many awareness sessions and safety visits were...

New EA Chairman

Kjetil Ebbesberg, Hydro, will take on the position of Chairman of European Aluminium until the next General Assembly, replacing Pierre Vareille.  

“Under Pierre’s chairmanship, European Aluminium demonstrated leadership on climate change, trade and innovation to ensure our industry’s long-term future in Europe,” said Gerd Götz, European Aluminium Director General. “In particular, the Sustainability Roadmap launched in 2015 guides our industry’s endeavour to produce and deliver aluminium in a more sustainable manner. In this respect,...

Four million hours without LTIs

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) finished the first half of 2016 by attaining its Four Million Plant-wide Hours without Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) on Wednesday, June 29th 2016.
 
This achievement comes in line with “Ramadan Safety Challenge” and in line with the CEO's expectations for 2016 where departments are tasked with the objective of completing the holy month of Ramadan without any cases of Lost Time Injuries (LTIs), Heat Stress related-injuries or accidents while meeting the production targets.

Many awareness sessions and safety visits were...

Constellium partners with Nespresso

Constellium was chosen by Nespresso to participate in the recycling of used capsules as part of Second Life, an innovative project conducted in Switzerland where Nespresso is headquartered.

The campaign aims at integrating sustainability across Nespresso’s value chain by giving the coloured coffee capsules a new life through aluminium recycling.

For Second Life, Constellium will lend its expertise in metal supply and recycling using its aluminium casting and rolling plant in Singen, Germany. The facility will be part of the transformation of the used capsules that...

Alcoa Q2 results

Alcoa has reported its second quarter 2016 results.

Profit in the future combined Arconic (Value-Add) segments grew year-over-year and the future combined Alcoa Corporation (Upstream) segments strengthened sequentially.

The company is on track to complete its separation in the second half of 2016.

"As markets ever more rapidly evolve, we have made Alcoa increasingly agile; results continue to improve,” said Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “In the face of a transforming aerospace market, we moved quickly to bring our...

Sapa: Top supplier of Ford

Sapa’s Cressona plant in Pennsylvania has become one of the first in the aluminium extrusion industry to receive Ford Motor Company’s Q1 Award.

“This is an awesome achievement by our employees in Cressona and our Ford program team,” says business area president Charlie Straface, who leads Sapa’s extrusion organisation in North America.

“I have no doubt that the work we have done with Ford has made us better as a whole, and that we will continue to improve as a supplier to Ford as well as to all our other customers.”

The...