Constellium & Airbus contract

Constellium has announced that it has signed a contract with Airbus to support all of their leading aircraft programmes.

The agreement - currently under Airbus Group Corporate approval - further solidifies Constellium's longstanding partnership with Airbus and confirms its position as a leading partner for aerospace aluminium products and solutions.

Under the new agreement, Constellium will supply Airbus with a broad range of advanced aluminium rolled products for airframes including wing skin panels, aero-sheets for fuselage panels, as well as rectangular and...

Hydro research centre

Hydro is donating up to NOK 10 million to create a five year professorship at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). 

The professorship will support the creation of the NTNU Aluminium Product Innovation Centre (NAPIC). The vision of the centre is to find new product areas for aluminium, and to establish NTNU as a world leader in the application of aluminium products.

Through a collaboration between NTNU faculties in Trondheim, Ålesund and Gjøvik, NAPIC will research the application of aluminium in architecture, product design,...

Jaguar F-Type SVR

The new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR is the first Jaguar SVR, developed to exploit the lightweight aluminium sports car’s full potential while retaining its inherent tractability and day-to-day usability.

More powerful, lighter, and benefiting from an enhanced chassis and driveline and active aerodynamics, the all-wheel drive F-TYPE SVR Coupé and Convertible deliver supercar performance – in all conditions – and unrivalled driver engagement and reward.

Emiroll: Abu Dhabi plant

Emirates Aluminium Rolling (Emiroll), a joint venture between Dubai entities and Singapore-based industrial group Mars, is set to build a new plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE, at an investment of Dh440 million ($120 million).

The facility will be located on a 900,000-sq-ft area in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) amidst surging demand for flat-rolled aluminium products designed for applications in downstream industries across the UAE and GCC countries.

Alumetal and SKTB partnership

Alumetal SA has partnered for 15% with SKTB Aluminium.

The objective of this partnership is the rapid establishment of common synergies and the study of a potential future investment on the site of SKTB in Gorcy Lorraine.

Both companies believe that mutual cooperation and exchange of experiences will strengthen their market position on the European market of secondary Aluminium alloys.

Coalition of U.S. manufacturers

A group of leading U.S. manufacturing associations today announced the formation of a new coalition, Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement, to oppose China’s designation as a market economy at the end of 2016. 
China has claimed that it should be automatically accorded treatment as if it were a market economy after the 15th anniversary of its accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in December 2016.  U.S. law requires that the Department of Commerce make a market economy status (MES) determination based on established criteria, which many experts...

Boldman ballistic cell

An oil and gas developer has taken delivery of the world’s biggest ballistic glass test cell in Scandinavia. 

The 8m x 8m x 8m high-pressure test cell will be used to test offshore equipment.
Having announced the modular design earlier in 2015, UK manufacturer Boldman has seen demand from across the world for test cells that can safely contain ever larger structures, under test at increasingly extreme pressures.
The new design, manufactured from the Boldman Aluminium Profile System and patented safety glass can be bespoken to suit...

Novelis Europe leadership

Novelis has announced a change in the management of its Automotive and Can businesses in Europe. 

Michael Hahne, who previously served as Vice President and General Manager Can in Novelis Europe, will assume the position of Vice President and General Manager Automotive in Novelis Europe effective April 1, 2016. Michael succeeds Pierre Labat, who has been appointed as Vice President, Sales and Marketing Global Automotive and will move to the company’s global headquarters in Atlanta, USA.

Michael Hahne joined Novelis in 2008 and served in various management...

Alcoa Arconic

Alcoa has unveiled the name, logo and tagline of its future Value-Add company: “Arconic. Innovation, Engineered.” 

The future upstream company will operate under the Alcoa name. The company’s separation into two, independent, publicly-traded companies in the second half of 2016 remains on track.