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Hydro renewed

Hydro is taking a new step as a global supplier of innovative and sustainable aluminium solutions, embarking on a new chapter of its 112-year history with a new visual identity.   After its 2017 acquisition of Sapa, the world’s No. 1 aluminium extrusion company, Hydro now has a significant presence in all parts of the aluminium value chain. The company is marking this new chapter in its 112-year history by renewing and modernising its visual identity after a year-long process with broad involvement among its 35,000 employees worldwide.   “We are still the same...

PyroGenesis furnace order

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. has received a multi-million dollar order for two DROSRITETM furnace systems from an Asian client; the name, and value of the contract, remain confidential for competitive reasons. The Systems are the third and fourth commercial systems sold to date, and the first order from this new Client. Delivery of the Systems is expected to be in April 2019. PyroGenesis’ DROSRITETM system is a salt-free, cost-effective, sustainable process for maximising metal recovery from dross, a waste generated in the metallurgical industry. PyroGenesis’ patented...

New Ball plant in Spain

Ball Corporation has inaugurated a new production plant in Spain located in Cabanillas del Campo, Guadalajara.  With this new factory, which represents for Ball a significant investment of more than 100 million euros, the company expands its presence in Spain, where it already has another production facility located in La Selva del Camp (Tarragona). The plant’s capacity is contracted to existing Ball customers. With two production lines and an annual capacity 1.6 billion units, the plant will produce aluminium speciality cans. Cabanillas is a state-of-the-art,...

Stainless Steel & Aluminium Sheet and Strip Grinding, Brushing & Polishing Equipment

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JW Aluminum investment

JW Aluminum is investing $32.8 million to optimise equipment for foil production.  The investment includes projects to enhance existing rolling mills, annealing equipment and slitters to improve quality, reliability and throughput for the fin stock, honeycomb foil and flexible packaging markets. The upgrades will also further automate control systems in the company’s foil producing facilities – Russellville, Arkansas; Saint Louis, Missouri and Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The expansion of the Goose Creek, South Carolina facility, focused on the sheet side of the...

AMAG: ASI Certified

In September 2018, AMAG became the first integrated location worldwide with a foundry and rolling mill under one roof to be certified according to the ASI Performance Standard, one of the highest industry standards for the responsible production and procurement of aluminium as well as related product responsibility. This officially confirms the sustainable production and processing of aluminium at Ranshofen, a status from which AMAG customers also benefit: this gives them the security that, with AMAG, they have a supplier that takes sustainability issues seriously. Dr. Helmut...

Next-gen aerosol packaging

Aluminium aerosol customers traditionally have shied away from photo-realistic packaging designs because the graphics do not translate well to conventional offset printing. To overcome this limitation, Ball Aerosol Packaging is launching the highly anticipated Eyeris®, a proprietary high-definition printing technique.   For customers craving detailed graphics to bring products to life, Eyeris® printing is the solution to providing photo-realistic quality can designs without digital printing. This ground-breaking HD imagery spans 360 degrees of the can, creating premium...

Hydro: Husnes line decision

Hydro has made a final build decision to invest NOK 1.4 billion at Husnes to upgrade and start-up the plant's second production line, which will double the plant's aluminium production and create 90 more jobs. Since the investment decision in December 2017, Hydro has been detailing the project towards the final build decision. "We're committing to aluminium production in Norway based on clean, renewable energy and doing so with world-class technology," says Hilde Merete Aasheim, Head of Primary Metal in Hydro. In the restart of the line, which was shut down in...

Online Auction

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