Novelis/JLR alloy

Novelis has announced that its RC5754 alloy, a new automotive product designed to contain up to 75% recycled content, has been successfully integrated into the structural components of high volume production passenger vehicles.

RC5754 was developed with Jaguar Land Rover and serves as a key component of Jaguar's REALCAR (REcycled ALuminium CAR) project. First introduced in the new Jaguar XE, the RC5754 alloy will also be featured in all new and legacy Jaguar Land Rover models.

Learnings from the collaboration of Novelis and Jaguar Land Rover in developing this new...

Rexam supports brewer

Rexam has joined forces with craft brewer, Southside Brewing Company, to produce its first ever canned Western pacific IPA. 

The move from glass bottle to aluminium highlights the company’s dedication to sustainability.

Based in Sweden, Southside Brewing Company uses unique brewing techniques and ingredients imported from the West Coast of America. The permanent design, crafted straight onto can by Rexam design experts, showcases the Californian heritage.

Speaking about the partnership, Tommy Eriksson, owner of Southside Brewing Company, says:...

AluSolutions is coming

AluSolutions 2016, the only free exhibition and conference addressing sustainability challenges in aluminium production and processing, is excited to announce confirmed speakers from Rio Tinto, Norsk Hydro and Schüco. 

Taking place on 10th – 11th May 2016 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the AluSolutions conference will demonstrate how the aluminium industry is making continuous improvements in the environmental efficiency of producing aluminium, as well as its sustainability benefits in end-use applications. 

The second day of the...

Alba: New managers

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) has appointed four new managers in key departments of the company, which underlines the company’s belief of promoting from within and cultivating the next generation of leaders.
The new managers are: Nezar Hameed Ali as Manager Operation Support Services (OSS); Hussain Al-Malali as Manager Customer Technical Support (CTS); Mohd A. Rahim Zainal as Manager Reduction Line 5 and Khalid Ahmed Shareef as Manager Reduction Maintenance & Services.
On announcing the appointment of the new managers, Alba’s Chief...

SNC-Lavalin: New contract

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded an engineering services contract by Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) to provide operations support services to EGA’s two aluminium smelters in the United Arab Emirates – namely Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) and Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL).

SNC-Lavalin will provide engineering packages and manpower services to DUBAL and engineering and project management services to EMAL Engineering to ensure optimal delivery of a portfolio of projects and operations support. The services shall cover all engineering disciplines and project management...

Alcoa appoints new Board Directors

Alcoa Inc. has announced that it will appoint Ulrich “Rick” Schmidt, John C. Plant and Sean O. Mahoney to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors, effective February 5, 2016.

These appointments will further strengthen the company and add valuable aerospace and automotive experience to the Board as Alcoa prepares to separate into two independent companies in the second half of 2016.

With these appointments, the Alcoa Board will be expanded to consist of 15 directors.

“We are pleased to welcome Rick, John, and Sean to the Alcoa Board,”...

JVM Castings appoints new Group Sales Manager

Midlands-based JVM Castings has appointed a new Group Sales Manager to help the company meet growth targets over the next few years.

Bob Freeman, who joined the team earlier this month, brings with him 32 years of experience in the castings and automotive industries, most recently with Sales & Purchase Management roles at King Automotive Systems Ltd and Sarginsons Industries Plc.

Prior to that, Bob held a Supervisory MP&L role at Jaguar Cars’ Radford Plant in Coventry for almost a decade. His background in aluminium castings for the automotive, construction...

Hydro power outage

Following the power outage on Friday night, around 10% of Hydro Årdal's primary aluminium production capacity is temporarily shut down.

Hydro expects to leave customers unaffected by the incident by increasing remelt of cold metal at the plant’s cast house, compensating the temporarily reduced primary production.

Full primary aluminium production is expected to resume in Q2 2016, and financial effects are expected to be limited, based on the current information. Casthouse operations at the plant has fully resumed after the incident, and efforts are ongoing...

SAPA strengthens communications team

“As the world largest aluminium extrusion-based solutions company in the world, counting 100 production sites in more than 40 countries, and with 23,500 employees, we are a relatively unknown company. However we increasingly see the importance of building our brand and using communication as a driver for growth”, explains EVP Communication Erika Ahlqvist. 

I am therefore pleased to be able to strengthen our communication department with the appointment of Hilde Haugen Kallevig with her strong communication background and international...