USW files case on imports of primary unwrought aluminium

The United Steelworkers (USW) has filed a petition under Section 201 of U.S. trade law that seeks to stem a flood of imported primary unwrought aluminum that has seriously injured the American industry and threatens additional job and capacity losses.

A Section 201 petition allows President Obama to provide relief and implement an adjustment plan, if appropriate, once the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) finds imports are a substantial cause of the harm.

The USW petition claims that the domestic industry’s circumstances are critical. In such cases, the ITC...

Applications are now being accepted for the European Aluminium Award 2016

Are there any noteworthy new developments in your company? Are you proud of your efficient production processes? Have any fresh, leading-edge designs?

Then you’re a candidate for the EUROPEAN ALUMINIUM AWARD 2016. Presented for the 10th time, the most important prize of the aluminium industry honours the sector’s innovations. The Award Ceremony will take place at ALUMINIUM 2016 in Düsseldorf on 29 November. The application deadline is 15 July 2016.

Awards will be presented in the categories Automotive, Transportation (air, rail, road, water),...

Alba appoints Bechtel as EPCM Contractor for Line 6 Expansion Project

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) has announced International Bechtel Co. Ltd. (Bechtel) as the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management (EPCM) contractor for its landmark Line 6 Expansion Project.
Under the terms of the contract, Bechtel will be responsible to design and construct the sixth potline as well as support industrial services.
Alba will be the world’s largest single-site aluminium smelter upon completion of the Line 6 Expansion Project, which will boost its production by 540,000 metric tonnes per annum (mtpa) bringing...

Study reveals ‘real’ aluminium packaging recycling rate

The national recycling rate in the UK for all aluminium packaging now stands at 55% (previously 48%) and the estimated recycling rate for aluminium drinks cans has reached 69% (from 60%), but the figures could be even higher, indicates the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro).
According to packaging waste recovery data recently released by the Environment Agency, the “business” recycling rate for all aluminium packaging exceeded its 2015 target (49%), reaching 76,027 tonnes*.
However, research conducted to determine how much...

TALEX site visit for AluSolutions visitors

Registered visitors to AluSolutions 2016 will be given the opportunity to visit the new Taweelah Aluminium Extrusion Company LLC (TALEX).

TALEX is the first aluminium downstream project to be established in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).

The plant was set up to produce extruded aluminium and aluminium extrusion based-products for regional and international markets. The total expected investment is approximately US$ 240 million, with an estimated capacity of 50,000 Tonnes Per Annum of aluminium profiles and 45,000 Tonnes Per Annum of aluminium...

Sapa opens automotive-focused R&D lab

Sapa Technology Americas is the first facility of its kind in North America dedicated to the research and development of extruded aluminium solutions for the automotive industry. 

The new lab facility opened its doors last week in the Detroit suburb of Troy.

“In total, we have around 1,000 engineers working in research and with application development throughout the world. This is a new step forward in our work to provide customers with the solutions that improve their products,” says President & CEO Egil Hogna.

Executive vice president Tolga...