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Novelis investment

Novelis Inc., has announced a $4.5 million manufacturing investment at its facility in Warren, Ohio. The investment in state-of-the-art technology provides greater versatility for pretreatments, improves operational efficiency and reduces costs over time. Novelis’ Warren facility has 75 employees dedicated to applying coating to rolled aluminium sheet. The sheet is then used for production of lids for the tops of aluminium beverage cans, producing enough for more than one billion beverage can lids each month. “We are thrilled to announce this local investment,”...

Innovation contract

Liberty House Group signs multi-million pound 'contract for innovation' International metals, industrials and engineering group, Liberty House, has signed a multi-million-pound partnership with the prestigious research centre, the Materials Processing Institute, designed to accelerate the growth of the business through innovation. The Group, which is already the UK’s fastest-growing industrial enterprise, with 5,500 employees, aims to use the Materials Processing Institute’s world-leading technical and scientific expertise to help it develop advanced...

Bauxite Transport Deal

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K .Lines Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that it held a signing ceremony for a five year bauxite transport contract with Alufer Mining Limited (Alufer; Chairman: Adonis Pouroulis, CEO: Bernard Pryor(*) The contract was signed by Toshiaki Tanaka, MOL’s Head of Dry Cargo, and Bernard Pryor at MOL’s offices in Tokyo. Alufer has received all required permissions from the government of Guinea with regard to building the Bel Air bauxite mine and construction commenced in January 2017. The Bel Air mine is located 15km from the...

Can partnership

Ball Corporation has collaborated with leading sparkling water brand PERRIER® to produce an exclusive, limited edition can for the French and Belgium markets.  The limited edition, titled Perrier X Wild, has seen a close collaboration between Ball and PERRIER to bring to life the colourful and vibrant designs created by rising Cuban artist, Juan Travieso. Celebrating the wild style and natural character of the PERRIER brand, the new limited edition explores the beauty of wildlife through Travieso’s unique vision, the vibrancy of which is rendered through Ball’s...

Extrusion competition

ET Foundation and Bonnell Aluminum invite entries for 2018 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. The ET Foundation, the educational and scientific organization devoted to promoting and advancing aluminum extrusion processes and technologies, has issued the Call for Entries for the 2018 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition.  The 2018 competition is divided into two classes: Professional and Student. Cash prizes and student scholarships will be presented to the top designs.  Bonnell Aluminum is the sole sponsor for the cash awards, totaling $20,000,...

Hydro: Low-carbon

Hydro today announced two new low-carbon aluminium products, designed to help customers reach their sustainability goals and meet the demand from ever more climate-conscious consumers. The new products will be independently certified by DNV GL.  The new products are:  • Hydro 4.0: hydropower-based aluminium with a maximum content of 4.0 kg CO2 per kg aluminium, and; • Hydro 75R: aluminium with a guaranteed post-consumer recycled content of minimum 75 percent  “We are proud of our industry-leading climate strategy that has resulted in producing...

Alba: GE 9HA GT

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), home-base of the Line 6 Expansion Project, set the benchmark for sustainable power generation with the successful installation of the first H-class General Electric (GE) 9HA Gas Turbine (GT) at its Power Station (PS) 5. With this, Alba has become the first aluminium smelter in the world to use the largest and most efficient gas turbine produced by GE.   A ceremony was held to celebrate this occasion today, 28 November 2017 under the Patronage of Alba’s Chairman of Board of Directors, Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa and was...

Association news

The Aluminum Association applauds Commerce Department’s Self-Initiation of Unfair Trade Cases on imports of common alloy sheet from China The Commerce Department will now conduct investigations of whether imports of common alloy sheet from China are being sold in the United States at unfairly low prices, as well as whether Chinese producers of common alloy sheet are receiving actionable subsidies from the Government of China.  “The Aluminum Association and its members enthusiastically support the decision announced today by the Department of Commerce and Secretary...

Aluminium park

Aluminium Association of India (AAI) and leading aluminium association ASSOMET & AMAFOND of Italy will soon sign a MoU for investing in joint venture in the upcoming Aluminium Park at Angul in Odisha. The Aluminium Park is being developed by leading Navratna central public sector National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) and Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO). The Consul General of Italy Damiano Francovigh along with other officials today met NACLO Chairman cum Managing Director Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD and the Chairman of AAI here and held...