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Novelis’ lightweight, high-strength aluminium helps RAV4 achieve weight savings

Novelis Inc., has announced it is supplying Toyota Motor Corporation with premium aluminium automotive body sheet for the all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4. The RAV4 is Toyota’s number-one-selling vehicle and the best-selling non-pickup-truck in the country. With a new-and-improved design that includes Novelis aluminium in the hood, fenders and lift gate, the fifth-generation model of the RAV4 is four percent lighter than previous models.   “Novelis is proud to expand our partnership with Toyota as the company takes the RAV4 to the next level of safety, performance and...

Aluminium Rheinfelden mourns the death of its founder Dr Alois Franke

The company Aluminium Rheinfelden is herewith announcing the death of its founder and partner Dr Alois Franke a few days ago at the age of 78, following a prolonged period of illness. Dr Franke had entrusted the management of the company at an earlier date to his daughter Erika Zender. “We all, family and company, are distressed by the news of the death of our father and company founder Dr Franke,” says Erika Zender. “My father has rendered great services to Aluminium Rheinfelden, transforming the company into an internationally renowned solution provider for...

Novelis Hosts Ribbon Cutting Celebration for $4.5 Million Investment at Warren Facility

Novelis, Inc., hosted a ribbon cutting celebration on 15th April to commemorate a $4.5 million investment at its facility in Warren, Ohio. The investment, announced in Nov. 2017, provides greater versatility for pretreatments, improves operational efficiency and reduces costs over time. “It is an exciting day for our facility as we complete this upgrade,” said Paul Nelson, Plant Manager. “We are committed to shaping a sustainable world together, and this investment allows us to sustain our business here in Warren for many years to come.” Mayor William...

Major fire at the Bécancour Aluminium Smelter

According to the Sûreté du Québec, a fire broke out at the Bécancour Smelter this morning. Witnesses report that an explosion preceded it. The City of Bécancour confirmed that the firefighters who were dispatched on site were able to confirm a significant release of smoke.  On Twitter, the Minister of Labor, Jean Boulet, said there had been no injuries and firefighters were still there. The aluminium smelter has been operated by executives since the lock-out of some 1,000 workers who have been raging for more than 15 months, since...

RUSAL and Braidy Industries will construct a greenfield aluminium rolling mill in Kentucky

RUSAL and Braidy Industries Inc., and NanoAl, a Northwestern University incubated materials research and technology company, have announced an intent to establish a joint project in Ashland, Kentucky, USA to produce flat rolled aluminium products for the US automotive industry. The design capacity of the rolling mill will amount to 500 thousand tons of hot rolled band and 300 thousand tons of fully finished cold rolled products on an annual basis. It will be the widest US-based cold rolling mill with a width of 104 inches. The output from the mill will aid towards rebalancing the...

Aluminium China celebrates its 15th anniversary, bringing out largest exhibition area ever

The year 2019 marks the 15th anniversary of Aluminium China. Building on the success of the past 14 editions, Aluminium China 2019 will keep focusing on raw materials, semi-finished and finished products, machinery and solutions for the complete industry chain in the fields of construction, building, automotive, transportation and consumer durables. As the leading aluminium exhibition in Asia, it gathered 600 leading exhibitors and 24,789 trade visitors and buyers from 91 countries at its last edition. Aluminium China 2019 will play its part in boosting industry growth as the event...

EGA starts production at UAE’s first alumina refinery in major milestone for industrial sector

Al Taweelah alumina refinery is a strategic growth project for UAE aluminium giant, expands EGA’s business upstream in the aluminium value chain, and its start-up heralds alumina refining as a new industrial activity for the UAE ~$3.3 billion facility expected to produce approximately 2 million tonnes of alumina per year once full ramp up achieved, replacing some imports. United Arab Emirates: Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, today announced the start-up of Al Taweelah alumina refinery, a strategic...

Nespresso invites rivals to join its global coffee pod recycling scheme

According to reports, the single-use coffee pod brand said it wants to 'improve the accessibility and convenience' of aluminium capsule recycling. Nespresso has invited rival coffee pod makers to join its global recycling programme in a move it claims will improve "accessibility and convenience" of recycling services for customers using single-use aluminium coffee capsules. The portioned coffee brand said it wanted to engage with its competitors in order to develop a global recycling solution for coffee pods, amid concerns the sector encourages throwaway behaviour...

Alba appoints new Carbon Operations Manager

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) has appointed Ahmed Shehabi as the new Manager for Carbon Operations on Tuesday 02 April 2019.  Ahmed started his career in Alba back in 1995 as an Operator in Kilns 3 where he quickly rose through the ranks of the Carbon department. He has held the roles of Supervisor, Superintendent and was appointed as acting Manager Carbon Operations in 2017.  On this occasion, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim Murray, said:  “Alba key strength lies in its people whom we believe in supporting through dynamic learning and development...