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Alcoa hosts virtual field trip

Schools have been invited to take part in a live broadcast from the Alcoa Kitts Green plant in Birmingham, UK on 4th March for an exclusive look at careers available in today’s advanced manufacturing industry.

Secondary schools from across the UK and beyond are invited to join a landmark live broadcast, in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week. 

The Manufacture Your Future Live Virtual Field Trip is being organised by Alcoa Foundation and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development to schools. Broadcast from...

Alba upgrades to EGA DX+ Ultra Technology for Line 6

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), has upgraded the technology for its Line 6 Expansion Project from EGA DX+ to the EGA DX+ Ultra.
 
The signing ceremony was held in Dubai on February 23, 2015 and was attended by Alba’s Director for Line 6 Smelter Project and Engineering, Shawqi Al Hashimi and Emirates Global Aluminium’s Abdulla Kalban (MD & CEO), Dr. Ali Al Zarouni (Senior Vice President, Jebel Ali Operations, Technology Development & Transfer) and members of the EGA Technology Development & Transfer department.
 
The upgrade to the...

Alcoa admired

For the fifth consecutive year, Alcoa has been named the most admired metals company by Fortune magazine in its annual ranking on corporate reputation. 

Alcoa has been on Fortune’s Most Admired List since the publication began the annual ranking more than 30 years ago.

In addition, Alcoa received top scores in all key attributes: innovation, people management, social responsibility, use of corporate assets, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness.

“This...

London Metal Exchange new Ring

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has unveiled the newly built Ring, the Exchange’s open-outcry trading floor, after successfully relocating to 10 Finsbury Square in London on 1 February 2016.

The Ring has provided a transparent and robust price-discovery process for the global metals industry for 139 years. Its move to a new building at Finsbury Square is the next step in the modernisation of the metals exchange, which was acquired by HKEX in 2012. 

“We’ve demonstrated our commitment to the Ring, a long-standing and trusted price-formation venue, by...

Hydro to build Karmøy technology pilot

Hydro has made a formal build decision for the planned full-scale technology pilot at Karmøy, Norway, aiming to verify the world's most climate and energy efficient production of primary aluminium.

Total costs are estimated at NOK 4.3 billion, consisting of net project costs of NOK 2.7 billion and around NOK 1.6 billion in support from Enova.
 
First metal from the technology pilot is expected during the second half of 2017.
 
"After several successful improvement programs, the next steps in our efforts to further strengthen our...

Hydro technology pilot

Hydro has made a formal build decision for the planned full-scale technology pilot at Karmøy, Norway, aiming to verify the world's most climate and energy efficient production of primary aluminium.

Total costs are estimated at NOK 4.3 billion, consisting of net project costs of NOK 2.7 billion and around NOK 1.6 billion in support from Enova.
 
First metal from the technology pilot is expected during the second half of 2017.
 
"After several successful improvement programs, the next steps in our efforts to further strengthen our...

Novelis/JLR alloy

Novelis has announced that its RC5754 alloy, a new automotive product designed to contain up to 75% recycled content, has been successfully integrated into the structural components of high volume production passenger vehicles.

RC5754 was developed with Jaguar Land Rover and serves as a key component of Jaguar's REALCAR (REcycled ALuminium CAR) project. First introduced in the new Jaguar XE, the RC5754 alloy will also be featured in all new and legacy Jaguar Land Rover models.

Learnings from the collaboration of Novelis and Jaguar Land Rover in developing this new...

Rexam supports brewer

Rexam has joined forces with craft brewer, Southside Brewing Company, to produce its first ever canned Western pacific IPA. 

The move from glass bottle to aluminium highlights the company’s dedication to sustainability.

Based in Sweden, Southside Brewing Company uses unique brewing techniques and ingredients imported from the West Coast of America. The permanent design, crafted straight onto can by Rexam design experts, showcases the Californian heritage.

Speaking about the partnership, Tommy Eriksson, owner of Southside Brewing Company, says:...

AluSolutions is coming

AluSolutions 2016, the only free exhibition and conference addressing sustainability challenges in aluminium production and processing, is excited to announce confirmed speakers from Rio Tinto, Norsk Hydro and Schüco. 

Taking place on 10th – 11th May 2016 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the AluSolutions conference will demonstrate how the aluminium industry is making continuous improvements in the environmental efficiency of producing aluminium, as well as its sustainability benefits in end-use applications. 

The second day of the...