Alufoil Trophy China

The Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI) has announced the launch of a Chinese version of the Alufoil Trophy competition at ALUMINIUM CHINA.

The new event will recognise excellence in aluminium foil in five different categories.

Alufoil Trophy China will be open to Chinese packaging designers, brand owners, foil rollers, foil converters, foil container manufacturers, closure manufacturers, household foil manufacturers, retailers, and industrial solution providers; including combined entries from any of these disciplines. Packs or applications entered must be...

Fluor awarded bauxite expansion project in Guinea

Fluor Corporation has announced that Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG) awarded Fluor an engineering, procurement and construction management contract for the Bauxite Production Expansion Project in Kamsar, Guinea.

Fluor booked the $501 million contract value into backlog in the second quarter of 2016.

The project will expand bauxite production from 14.5 million to 18.5 million tons per year and is the company’s first of a planned three-phase expansion. The scope includes expansion of the mine infrastructure, rail system, port facility and processing plant...

Automotive aluminium recycling rate higher than 90%, new study confirms

New research from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling confirms an overall recycling rate of 91% for automotive aluminium.

The peer-reviewed study, funded by the Aluminum Association, examines how much aluminium used in the United States’ light-duty automotive sector is recovered and recycled from vehicles at end of life. This new study supports findings from earlier third-party government and auto industry reports to confirm aluminium is the most sustainable choice for the environment.

“We set out to...

Next generation Mercedes-Benz C Class to get more aluminium and become lighter

Luxury automotive brand Mercedes-Benz is known to be contemplating a further shift to aluminium in a bid to shed more weight in its next-generation of Merc-Benz C Class models. 

With more aluminium in body and frames and advanced new joining processes installed into its U.S. manufacturing plant, the car maker intends to make its new offering much lighter, faster and fuel-efficient while reducing carbon dioxide emissions significantly.

In a presentation at the Center for Automotive Research's Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City in Michigan on Monday,...

Alba bolsters business ties with local Aluminium Downstream Companies

Attuned to get closer to its local customers and service providers, Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), a world’s leading aluminium smelter, had an official delegation visiting TAHA International Corporation, Bahrain Recycling Plant (BRP) and Crown Industries on Sunday, July 17, 2016.
The delegation comprised of Alba’s Chief Financial Officer, Ali Al Baqali, along with Senior Manager Casthouse, A. Rasool Ahmed, Manager Procurement & Warehousing, Mustafa A. Rahman, and Trainee Casthouse’s Superintendent – Metal Management, Mahmood Hassan.

ASI update

ASI is targeting the launch of its certification program for the end of 2017.

We are currently on track with the development of all the required normative documents, and are preparing a public consultation process on the draft Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard to start in October this year.

There are a range of normative documents needed to design and run a standards system and certification program. These documents set out the key elements for how ASI Certification will be designed, implemented, overseen and improved over time.

ASI has developed an orientation...

Norsk Hydro expects aluminium demand to remain strong

The improved results reflected higher realised aluminium and alumina prices and stronger sales volumes, partly offset by currency developments.

"We have lifted annual global aluminium demand growth forecast to 4-5 percent for 2016, up from previous forecast 3-4 percent. Higher-than-expected activity in China means that we now see primary aluminium demand in China alone to grow by 5-7 percent in 2016. Globally, we expect a largely balanced aluminium market for the full year, " says President and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg.

"For this quarter, we see...

Jaguar XE celebrates its first year with major recycling milestone

As the Jaguar XE celebrates its first full-year of sales, ‘REALCAR’, the pioneering recycled aluminium project that contributes to the awarding winning saloon’s aluminium-intensive body has reached a significant milestone.

Jaguar Land Rover has reclaimed over 50,000 tonnes of aluminium scrap, the weight of 200,000 XE body shells, back into the production process during 2015/16, preventing more than 500,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent from entering the atmosphere by not using primary aluminium material.

The figures are a result of project...

Novelis: Executive leadership appointments

Novelis has announced a number of senior executive moves.

Emilio Braghi has been named Senior Vice President, Novelis Inc. and President, Novelis Europe; Tom Boney has been named Vice President, Operations, North America; and, Ganesh Panneer has been named Vice President and General Manager, Automotive, North America.

"These three individuals have proven track records of both commercial and operational success and possess the unique global experiences and passion to lead our company forward," said Steve Fisher, Novelis President and Chief Executive...