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Houghton International Partners with SMS Group

Houghton International and SMS group have announced an exclusive partnership to develop and distribute rolling oils for metal production. 

Through this partnership, Houghton and SMS will leverage their research and development resources to develop advanced metal rolling oils, and Houghton will become the exclusive distributor of oils for SMS mill equipment.  This will enable SMS to offer a complete system of rolling mill technology, including advanced cooling lubricants, to its customers worldwide. Houghton will expand business opportunities through its partnership with...

Brazil leads aluminium can recycling

The Brazilian Aluminium Association (ABAL) and the Brazilian Association of Highly Recyclable Cans Manufacturers (ABRALATAS) has reported that in 2014 the country recycled 289,500 tons of aluminium beverage cans out of the 294,200 tons available in the market, a growth of 12.5% over the previous year. 

Thus, the recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans reached 98.4%, keeping Brazil as the world leader since 2001. According to data of the two entities, 22.9 billion of packs were recycled last year, which corresponds to 62.7 million / day or 2.6...

Fresh thinking about aluminium at EAC 2015

The European Aluminium Congress 2015 focused on building the future with aluminium.

Germany’s Minister of Economic Affairs & Energy Sigmar Gabriel opened the event EAC 2015 with glowing words about the light metal: “Aluminium is an innovative material for which there is growing demand worldwide. It is no longer possible to imagine certain branches of industry without aluminium,” he said.

“It is therefore not without reason that the sector is looking forward to positive business development in the coming years. Politicians will create the...

Alba receives VIP delegation from Ma’aden

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C (Alba) has welcomed a VIP delegation from the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) comprising its Chairman, Engr. Abdullah Al-Saif and President, Engr. Abdulaziz Al Harbi.
 
Ma’aden’s VIP delegation met with Alba’s Chairman of Board of Directors, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer, Tim Murray, Chief Finance Officer, Ali Al Baqali, Chief Operations Officer, Isa Al-Ansari, Chief Marketing Officer, Khalid Abdul Latif and other Alba officials.
 
The visit was to build upon...

Rio Tinto approves bauxite project

Rio Tinto will expand output from one of the world’s premier bauxite deposits following approval of the $1.9 billion Amrun project.

Amrun involves the construction of a bauxite mine and associated processing and port facilities on the Cape York Peninsula in north Queensland.

The planned initial output is 22.8 million tonnes a year1, replacing production from the depleting East Weipa mine and increasing annual bauxite exports from Cape York by around 10 million tonnes.

Production and shipping are expected to commence in the first half of 2019,...

Next steps critical for Europe’s Circular Economy

In addition to a global mind set, achieving a real Circular Economy requires a clear and ambitious EU legal framework.

European Aluminium supports the Commission’s consistent recycling definitions and its proposal to move the measurement of recycling to after the sorting phase rather than at the point of collection. This is essential to ensure that Member States report real recycling results.

The proposal to progressively phase out the landfilling of recyclable waste is an important step, even though the Commission fell short of completely banning landfills, still...

Aluminium: Part of a sustainable future

As the world comes together in Paris to develop a plan of action to tackle the most significant sustainability challenge of the age, the International Aluminium Institute looks forward to a new international agreement on climate change.

Delivering improved quality of life for all, equitable access to resources and services, food security, mobility and urban development, in a carbon and labour constrained world requires innovative use of materials, with the potential to deliver more for less.

On a full life cycle basis, across its wide range of commonplace applications,...

The tea light fantastic

Alupro Ireland’s Tea Light Hunt campaign, launched in conjunction with retailer IKEA and WEEE Ireland, seeks to encourage recycling of used tea light holders in the Greater Dublin area and includes some fun activities for children.

A collection challenge and a colouring competition for 2nd to 4th classes have been initiated, with colouring sheets distributed to local schools and available at IKEA’s Dublin store. Within the first two months of the campaign over 1,200 entries were submitted. 

Tea lights are one of IKEA’s bestselling products. Their...

Cti Castings: Board appointment

A new drive to help foundries to boost quality, reduce costs and cut waste, while producing greener, cleaner castings, has been unveiled by Castings Technology International (Cti).

Cti, based on the Advanced Manufacturing Park at Catcliffe, near Sheffield, specialises in helping castings companies to solve problems and improve production. The organisation also supplies the high value manufacturing sector with low volume, precision steel, superalloy and titanium castings that would otherwise be difficult to source.

Cti launched its new initiative, appointing one of the...