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Nalco to form JV with Midhani for aluminium alloy plates.

According to reports, Government of India enterprise, Nalco, will create a JV with Mishra Dhatu Nigam for manufacturing of aluminium alloy plates and sheets, on Thursday after market hours. National Aluminium Company (Nalco) has inked a pact with Mishra Dhatu Nigam (Midhani) to incorporate a Joint Venture company (JVC) to set up high-end aluminium alloy plant for manufacturing of plates, sheets. The company and MIDHANI will initially subscribe for shares in the JVC in equal proportion of 50 per cent each. The JVC agrees to induct a technology partner/technology associate/technology...

EGA bauxite exports from Guinea begin as UAE industrial champion completes upstream expansion

Emirates Global Aluminium has announced the first exports of bauxite ore from Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC), its mining project in the Republic of Guinea in West Africa. The first exports of bauxite ore from GAC mark the completion of EGA’s strategic expansion upstream in the aluminium value chain to create an integrated global aluminium giant. The GAC project, and Al Taweelah alumina refinery where EGA began production in April, create new revenue streams for EGA and secure at competitive prices the raw materials that the UAE’s aluminium industry needs. Bauxite is...

Leaders in Industrial Process Fluids Combine to Form Quaker Houghton

Quaker Chemical Corporation and Houghton International have combined to create Quaker Houghton, the global leader in industrial process fluids to the primary metals and metalworking markets. Along with the new name, the company revealed a new logo and brand representing the combined companies. The company will continue to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trade under the "KWR" ticker symbol. The combined $1.6 billion revenue company employs 4,000 associates serving 15,000 customers worldwide. Quaker was founded in 1918 and Houghton in 1865. “We are rooted...

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certifies Alcoa in Brazil and Spain against ASI

Alcoa has successfully achieved three Certifications to the ASI Performance Standard, for the Juruti bauxite mining and Alumar alumina refining operations in Brazil, and for the San Ciprián aluminium smelting operations in Spain. Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has announced that three Alcoa-operated locations in Brazil and Spain have been successfully certified against ASI’s Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The certifications are for three locations that represent the full value chain of aluminium...

All Market Launches Eco-Friendly Aluminium Bottle Water Brand Ever & Ever

Every bottle counts; at least that’s the idea behind Ever & Ever, a new line of purified water packaged in resealable 16 oz. aluminium bottles. Launched by Vita Coco parent company All Market, the product is now available in still and sparkling varieties at select retailers in New York City — via distribution by Big Geyser — on Amazon and at drinkeverandever.com for a suggested retail price of $1.99 per bottle or $23.99 for a 12-pack. The launch of Ever & Ever comes as public concern over plastic waste, particularly from single-use products such as straws...

RUSAL and the ELKA-Cable Company have started a joint venture, the Bogolsovsk Cable Factory (BCF).

Commissioning of the factory's second workshop and the launch of the main machinery enabled BCF to move from the production of semi-finished aluminium products to the production of cabling and wiring products with an aluminium alloy core. These products have the competitive advantage in Russia as currently there are no analogues being produced in the country. The aluminium alloy processing capacity of the production facility is 4,400 tonnes, all of which will be supplied by RUSAL. BCF plans to reach maximum output within three years. The facility will supply three types of...

Audi and Hydro: Joint commitment to sustainable aluminium

Hydro now supplies sustainable aluminium for the battery housing of the first fully electric model of the company. The material is processed and manufactured along the entire value chain in an environmentally conscious manner and under socially acceptable working conditions. This has been confirmed by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) with a “chain of custody” certificate. The ASI already awarded Audi a certificate for the sustainable assembly of these aluminium components in October 2018. This means that the aluminium sheets processed in the battery housing of...

ERG’s Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter increased aluminium output by 2.4% in first half of 2019

Primary aluminium production at Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter JSC (KAS), part of Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), a leading diversified natural resources group, increased by 2.4% in the first half of 2019, reaching over 130,000 tonnes from 127,000 tonnes, the amount for the same period in 2018. Beyond the production figures, the export of primary aluminium in the first half of the year amounted to more than 122,000 tonnes, an increase of 5.2% on the same period last year (H1 2018: 116,000 tonnes). Commenting on the results, Benedikt Sobotka, CEO of Eurasian Resources Group, said:...