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New GLAFRI President

The Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI), concluded its recent General Assembly by announcing the election of Göksal Güngör as its new President with immediate effect. This follows Oliver Hommel stepping down from his role as he left the aluminium foil industry. Mr Güngör, General Manager of Assan Alüminyum, previously served as one of the three Vice-Presidents.   Upon his appointment, Mr Güngör thanked his predecessor for his excellent past service and said, “I am very honoured to take over the role as the next...

Sohar resumes production

Sohar Aluminium successfully resumed full operations in record time after an unexpected disruption in its normal operations, which led to the complete shutdown of its Potline on August 4th, 2017. The entire plant was involved in the recovery efforts to ensure the fastest return to full production, while sustaining excellent safety standards. The recovery process was recognised as an important accomplishment within the Aluminium industry. Sohar Aluminium pays tribute for this great success to all its employees and contractors for their resilience, determination, and their...

Holton Crest development

Holton Crest Ltd has embarked on an ambitious development programme to drive continuous improvements in extrusion processes and lead the technological revolution to bring next generation CRE applications to market. By investing in the best technology, talent and engineering skills in partnership with some of the world’s leading producers and institutions, Holton Crest has already seen huge success with many different machine configurations being installed all over the World. At wire 2018, Holton Crest will be showcasing these different machine configurations, along with the...

New ALFED member

The Aluminium Federation, the trade body for the UK aluminium industry, has welcomed its hundredth member. The Federation re-structured in 2015 to a ‘direct membership’ model, where individual companies are members in their own right, rather than through an intermediate grouping. Since then the Aluminium Federation has recruited more than 30 new members, many of them companies that manufacture in aluminium, as well as those that process or recycle aluminium. The latest company to join the Aluminium Federation is Arlington Automotive. The tier-1 supplier employs more...

UK Alloy plant agreed

The GFG Alliance has welcomed the decision of the Highland Council South Area Planning Committee today (30th January) to grant full planning permission for a new 400-worker alloy wheel factory next to the Liberty British Aluminium smelter at Fort William.   The consent, which comes with a number of standard conditions, clears the way for the company to begin detailed design on the landmark project to develop the UK’s only large scale alloy wheel plant, with work hopefully beginning on site later this year.   It is intended that the new plant – part of...

Programme announced

The Future Aluminium Forum is a live discussion that will examine how Industry 4.0 and ‘smart manufacturing’ will revolutionise aluminium manufacturing and processing and analyse the benefits that can be gained from doing so. The conference programme has just been announced and will feature presentations from companies including Hydro, UC Rusal, SAP, QuinLogic GmbH, Ametek Land, CentroAl, CiAl and many more. You can view the programme here

GARMCO Appointments

Commenting on this occasion, Mr. Jawad Al Qallaf, Vice Chairman of GARMCO said, “We are proud to have appointed top qualified Bahraini executives who have shown leadership skills to guide the organisation forward. The appointments are in line with the company’s sustainability strategy and is expected to drive the growth of GARMCO.” Mr. Mohammed Essa (pictured), appointed as GARMCO’s General Manager. Mohamed has over 30 years of work experience in the company. He holds a BSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Pune, a High National Diploma in Material...

Pilot starts production

Today, Hydro started producing the first aluminium metal at the technology pilot in Karmøy, marking the start of verifying at an industrial scale the world’s most climate-and energy efficient aluminium technology. “We’re now producing aluminium in the technology pilot, and we are very excited that we can now start to use this technology at an industrial scale,” says Hilde Merete Aasheim, Executive Vice President for Hydro’s Primary Metal business area. Compared to the world average, the Hydro-developed technology will use 15 percent less energy...

Axion joins REALITY

Axion is undertaking further research into increasing recycled aluminium content in new vehicles as part of REcycled ALuminium Through Innovative TechnologY (REALITY), a new £2 million collaborative project led by Jaguar Land Rover. Working with other consortium partners, the Manchester-based resource recovery specialist will focus on techniques for sorting and separating specialist alloys from aluminium derived from end-of-life vehicles. Part-funded by Innovate UK, REALITY is an extension of the REALCAR (REcycled ALuminium CAR) projects, initially launched by Jaguar Land...