Aluminium solutions for all-new Ford F-Series

Novelis has announced it is supplying high-strength, military-grade, aluminium for the upcoming Ford F-Series Super Duty lineup of trucks, the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever.

Following the launch of the 2015 Ford F-150, the aluminium-intensive F-Series Super Duty trucks also feature high-strength, military-grade, Novelis aluminium alloys in the body and bed, reducing overall vehicle weight by up to 350 pounds. This weight reduction enables the use of tougher underbody components such as an all-new, fully boxed high-strength frame, stronger axles and springs,...

New insights into Aluminium Technical Support

Innoval Technology (Innoval) has announced the relaunch of their website. 

The site, which has been completely overhauled and given a new design, focuses on how the company can help visitors from the aluminium industry.

Whether a potential client wants to build a partnership with the company’s technical experts, work with them to solve their current production problems, improve product quality or prepare a business case for an investment, the web site explains everything Innoval can do to help.

New additions to the site include a section on...

REDWAVE Metal Days shows new recycling possibilities

The REDWAVE Metal Days, at BT-Wolfgang Binder in Gleisdorf, provided the context for international experts from various sectors of the metal and aluminium recycling industry to exchange information on markets, technologies and practical experience. 

In addition, the new REDWAVE XRF-M sorting system, for recycling in the metals sector, was presented to the participants.

The interest of the participants was very large and exceeded initial expectations. International visitors, from 16 countries and three different continents, gained an overview of the metals recycling...

Houghton International Partners with SMS Group

Houghton International and SMS group have announced an exclusive partnership to develop and distribute rolling oils for metal production. 

Through this partnership, Houghton and SMS will leverage their research and development resources to develop advanced metal rolling oils, and Houghton will become the exclusive distributor of oils for SMS mill equipment.  This will enable SMS to offer a complete system of rolling mill technology, including advanced cooling lubricants, to its customers worldwide. Houghton will expand business opportunities through its partnership with...

Brazil leads aluminium can recycling

The Brazilian Aluminium Association (ABAL) and the Brazilian Association of Highly Recyclable Cans Manufacturers (ABRALATAS) has reported that in 2014 the country recycled 289,500 tons of aluminium beverage cans out of the 294,200 tons available in the market, a growth of 12.5% over the previous year. 

Thus, the recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans reached 98.4%, keeping Brazil as the world leader since 2001. According to data of the two entities, 22.9 billion of packs were recycled last year, which corresponds to 62.7 million / day or 2.6...

Fresh thinking about aluminium at EAC 2015

The European Aluminium Congress 2015 focused on building the future with aluminium.

Germany’s Minister of Economic Affairs & Energy Sigmar Gabriel opened the event EAC 2015 with glowing words about the light metal: “Aluminium is an innovative material for which there is growing demand worldwide. It is no longer possible to imagine certain branches of industry without aluminium,” he said.

“It is therefore not without reason that the sector is looking forward to positive business development in the coming years. Politicians will create the...

Alba receives VIP delegation from Ma’aden

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C (Alba) has welcomed a VIP delegation from the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) comprising its Chairman, Engr. Abdullah Al-Saif and President, Engr. Abdulaziz Al Harbi.
Ma’aden’s VIP delegation met with Alba’s Chairman of Board of Directors, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer, Tim Murray, Chief Finance Officer, Ali Al Baqali, Chief Operations Officer, Isa Al-Ansari, Chief Marketing Officer, Khalid Abdul Latif and other Alba officials.
The visit was to build upon...

Rio Tinto approves bauxite project

Rio Tinto will expand output from one of the world’s premier bauxite deposits following approval of the $1.9 billion Amrun project.

Amrun involves the construction of a bauxite mine and associated processing and port facilities on the Cape York Peninsula in north Queensland.

The planned initial output is 22.8 million tonnes a year1, replacing production from the depleting East Weipa mine and increasing annual bauxite exports from Cape York by around 10 million tonnes.

Production and shipping are expected to commence in the first half of 2019,...

Next steps critical for Europe’s Circular Economy

In addition to a global mind set, achieving a real Circular Economy requires a clear and ambitious EU legal framework.

European Aluminium supports the Commission’s consistent recycling definitions and its proposal to move the measurement of recycling to after the sorting phase rather than at the point of collection. This is essential to ensure that Member States report real recycling results.

The proposal to progressively phase out the landfilling of recyclable waste is an important step, even though the Commission fell short of completely banning landfills, still...