GCC reports record production

According to the Gulf Aluminium Council (GAC), the five aluminium primary producers (EGA (UAE), Alba (Bahrain), Ma’aden Aluminium (KSA), Qatalum (Qatar) and Sohar Aluminium (Oman) have collectively produced 5,274,729 tons of primary Aluminium in 2015.

This is 7% more than 2014. 

“This is the highest production record reflecting improved efficiency and optimising resource utilisation”, Said Mr. Daylami, Secretary General, GAC. 
GCC Aluminium production constitutes 10% of the total world production and is considered one of the key economic...

Aluminium is the future for big screen technology

Aluminium is being hailed as the ideal material for manufacturing the largest outdoor high-resolution LED screen supporting structure, following a series of projects completed by systems manufacturer Boldman.
Works have been concluded on the 13.9m x 7.8m Printworks outdoor screen in Manchester; and on the two identical 11.5m by 4.8m screens at Heathrow Terminal 2, both screens are to be used as high-profile advertising space.  
The Printworks screen was manufactured using an Oblik spaceframe structure framework designed by Alan White Design, it...

European Aluminium and ESTAL join forces

European Aluminium welcomes ESTAL, the European association of Surface Treatment on Aluminium, as a member.

To increase benefits to its membership, ESTAL decided to join forces with European Aluminium as of 1st January 2016. Both associations work with the same metal – Aluminium – and are active on the building and the transport markets.

European Aluminium and ESTAL together will better represent the value chain, bring more visibility to the aluminium sectors as a whole, and promote the unique strength of aluminium for sustainable and recyclable buildings and...

Danieli strengthens team

Emanuele Brusini (Executive Vice President of DCR) is pleased to announce that Daniel Damart, Managing Director at Danieli Henschel (France), and Jake Allen, Managing Director at Danieli Lynxs (UK) and Danieli Riverside Products (USA) are both appointed as Vice-Presidents for Danieli Centro Recycling.

Within Damart’s authority, Eric Fromont, Manager at Danieli Henschel (Germany) is appointed as Sales Director for all Henschel service and equipment activities worldwide.

Within Allen’s authority, Everson Cremonese is appointed as Area Sales Manager for Americas....

Alcoa: Long-Term Contract with GE Aviation

Alcoa has signed a long-term contract with GE Aviation for jet engine components in an agreement valued at more than $1.5 billion over the contract life.

Under the deal, Alcoa will supply advanced nickel-based superalloy, titanium and aluminium components for a broad range of GE Aviation engine programs.

“We greatly appreciate GE’s continued confidence in Alcoa’s aerospace capabilities, and are proud to support its advanced jet engine programs through this agreement,” said Alcoa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Klaus Kleinfeld.


Lightweight luxury

The future of pure luxury motoring is already taking shape as Rolls-Royce Motor Cars begins testing its new aluminium space-frame architecture which will underpin all future Rolls-Royce model lines.

The architecture will arrive in market from early 2018.

Engineering mules will be assessed on public roads in various locations around the world. The current testing phase aims to ensure that the new space-frame structure perfectly delivers Rolls-Royce's trademark 'magic-carpet ride' on a variety of surfaces and that it is resilient to extreme weather conditions....

Granco Clark promotion

Granco Clark is pleased to announce the promotion of long-time team member Jason Luscombe to the position of Customer Service Manager.

Mr Luscombe has been a dedicated employee for more than 16 years. He has worked previously for Granco Clark as both a Controls Engineer and a Service Engineer. His performance in these roles has resulted in an impressive history with efficient on-site installations, and unmatched support of our customers. His contributions and quick attention to customer requests have helped us improve our reputation as a full-service company. 


AMAG certifies final acceptance of Danieli’s Twin-Coiler Rolling Mill

In 2012, AMAG rolling GmbH selected Danieli to design, manufacture and install a new aluminium hot rolling mill, with its auxiliaries. Danieli took the challenge and supplied a plant that meets AMAG’s high quality standards, and achieves the demanding quality performances required from the machine.

This hot rolling mill is used to process products ranging from medium-thickness plates to thin-strip coils, for alloys ranging from series 1xxx to 8xxx for  aerospace, marine, transportation and commercial applications.
The aluminium ingots are rolled to produce either...

New collaboration agreement

Continuus-Properzi of Milano has announced a new Collaboration Agreement with C.P.T. sarl (Construction & Projects Tunisie) of Bizerte (Costruction & Projets Tunisie) which replaces a previous engineering exchange letter of intent related to CCR Aluminium rod lines. 

Carmelo Maria Brocato Vice President and Commercial Director, commented: “There was a certain amount of confusion among potential Buyers in recent years mainly because under the same nomenclature very different Aluminium rod lines can be quoted with a price ratio that can reach even 1 to 4! The new...