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Emirates Extrusion expansion

The company is expecting to increase its production capacity by another 7,000 Metric Tonnes per annum.

The company has also announced plans to start a new powder coating plant with a capacity of 8,400 Metric Tonnes per annum, as demand for aluminium products surges amidst rampant construction projects in the UAE and region.

“There have been significant investments in transportation, electrical and industrial sectors across the UAE and GCC states, and demand for aluminium extrusion profiles for these sectors is expected to surge in the near future. Aluminium exports...

Emirates Extrusion to expand production

The new line, to be added by mid-2014, will further augment the production capacity to 6,000 metric tonnes and will go a long way in bolstering the company’s leadership in the sector. This new line will boost the production of wooden finish and powder-coated aluminium.

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Construction starts on Vietnam smelter

At the ground breaking ceremony for the project, Trade and Industry Minister Vu Huy Hoang said the plant would be the first of its kind in Vietnam to produce aluminium bars and would play an important role in the sustainable socio-economic development of the Central Highlands.

Hoang added that the plant, with a capacity of 450,000 tonnes, would also play an important role in the comprehensive development of domestic bauxite exploitation and aluminium production projects.

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ISRI seeks nominations for Design for Recycling Award

The DFR Award is ISRI’s highest award given annually to the most outstanding contribution to products designed with recycling in mind. It recognises proactive steps made by manufacturers who have actively incorporated DFR principles into products and processes.

“The Design for Recycling Award recognises those manufacturers that go above and beyond to ensure their products can be recycled in a safe and responsible manner,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “This effort begins at the very early stages of a product’s design. It includes making sure a...

Danieli receives FAC for plate stretcher at AMAG AG

This job has been a challenge from many points of view, given the high quality standards requested by the customer and the demanding performances required from the machine.

This 80MN stretcher is used to process medium-thickness plates with high surface quality and high performance requirements, for alloys ranging from series 1xxx to 7xxx for aerospace to marine, defence and commercial transportation applications.

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Century curtailment notice

The announcement was made pursuant to the federal Working Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN).

"We regret the need to issue this notice at this time and fully understand the impact it will have on our employees, in our community and with our customers," commented Michael Bless, President and CEO. "The simple fact is that the recent significant decline in the aluminium price is being driven by unfair trade behaviour over which our industry has no control.

Chinese overcapacity and the improper export of heavily-subsidised Chinese aluminium...

New member companies join Aluminum Association

These additions bring total membership in the Association to 107 companies, a record for the 82-year-old trade association. The three firms join as associate members – firms that supply the North American aluminium industry with goods and services.

“Continuing to grow the membership is a key priority of the Aluminum Association,” said Heidi Brock, President & CEO of the Aluminum Association. “As aluminium expands into new and diverse markets, the more voices we can have at the table representing the industry, the better off we are as a trade...

New Sapa CEO

"I am very excited about the opportunity to lead Sapa. As the leading player in its industry, with 23,500 employees in over 40 countries, Sapa is well positioned to deliver innovative aluminium solutions meeting customer’s demands all over the world - today and tomorrow," says Egil Hogna (pictured).