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Assan investment

Assan Alüminyum announced the company is working on a large-scale investment at the recent ALUMINIUM 2018 Show. Göksal Güngör, General Manager said: "This investment consists of a direct-chill (DC), hot rolling facility. The total estimated value of this project is 900 million dollars. It is forecasted to accommodate 650 additional employees. With this new investment, the production of high-grade alloys would be possible, through which high-value added products for strategic sectors, such as defence, aerospace, marine and other transportation and...

EnPot license agreement

TRIMET Aluminium SE and Energia Potior Limited have signed a license agreement for the EnPot Shell Heat Exchanger technology, it was announced today by Dr. Martin Iffert, CEO of TRIMET, and Dr. Mark Dorreen, CEO of Energia Potior Ltd. Dr. Dorreen says the license agreement is inclusive of all four TRIMET Aluminium SE smelters, and reflects TRIMET’s position as the market leader when it comes to the adoption of the EnPot modulation-enabling technology. “TRIMET was the first company in the world to expand the use of the EnPot technology beyond trial pots, and their...

Alunorte curtailment

Hydro’s alumina refinery Alunorte in Brazil has announced that the plant is preparing for full curtailment of its operation. The decision was taken as the bauxite residue deposit area 1 (DRS1) is close to reaching its capacity, due to the embargo on the state-of-the-art press filter and the newly developed bauxite residue deposit area (DRS2). Alunorte has been running at 50% production since March, following embargos from Brazilian authorities. Environmental authorities have confirmed that there was no spill or overflow from the residue areas. The embargos have prevented...

ALUMINUM USA agreement

ALUMINUM USA (ALU USA), the event dedicated to the aluminium industry and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), dedicated to helping the industry discover aluminium extrusion as the preferred material process, today announced a sponsorship agreement. ALU USA offers an exhibition and conference for all things aluminium: products, technologies and investments in the United States. ALUMINUM USA takes place September 12-13, 2019 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) brings an educational component to ALUMINUM USA with Extrusion Design...

ET Seminar turns 50

The Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation (ET Foundation) and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) have announced the dates and location for the Twelfth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar and Exposition. Otherwise known as ET ’20, the aluminium extrusion technical conference will be held Monday, May 19 through Friday, May 22, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Florida, USA. Having begun in 1969, the ET Seminar will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019, and as such the ET Foundation and the Aluminum Extruders Council will be...

Arconic: Rolling mill sale

Arconic has announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its Texarkana, Texas rolling mill to Ta Chen International, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of aluminium and stainless steel distributor Ta Chen Stainless Pipe Co., Ltd. Under the terms of the transaction, Arconic will sell Texarkana for approximately $300 million in cash, plus additional contingent consideration of up to $50 million. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to receipt of certain regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The Company expects to record a gain...

Focus on: TSI Chemlogix

TSI Chemlogix offers LIBS metal analysis tools and LIBS sorting systems that work for your business. TSI’s ChemLite™ handheld metal analysers provide the best elemental concentration and material ID in 1-2 seconds with no x-ray radiations and zero regulations. Designed to meet the needs of nonferrous scrap yards, sort Al and SS alloys with ease. The ChemLite is the only 3rd party certified, class 1 eye safe LIBS analyser on the market. The industrial proven ChemLine™ automatic sorting system provides high capacity automatic sorting of nonferrous scrap. Sort your...

Iran: 10% YoY growth

According to an Iranian Mines & Mining Industries Development & Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) official statement, Iran’s major aluminium producers produced 151,691 tonnes of aluminium during the five-month period from March 21 to August 22, registering a growth of 10 per cent from the same period of 2017. IMIDRO data registered an aluminium output of 137,473 tons during the five-month period of 2017. Last month, Deputy Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Mehdi Karbasian announced that a large aluminium production plant with a capacity of 300,000-tonne per year...