AluSolutions 2016: Conference speakers announced

AluSolutions 2016, the only free exhibition and conference addressing sustainability challenges in aluminium production and processing, has announced Dr Fiona Solomon (pictured), Executive Director of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), as a keynote speaker.

Dr Solomon brings nearly 20 years of experience in sustainability and corporate social responsibility to her role at the...

UC Rusal joins UN IMPACT 2030

UC Rusal has become the first Russian company to join the UN IMPACT 2030 network.

IMPACT 2030 aims to help deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a set of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and address climate change.
IMPACT 2030 was initiated by a private sector led global collaboration supporting the UN Resolution adopted by the 66th General Assembly. The Resolution welcomes the broader involvement of the private sector to support volunteerism, and encourages further engagement through the expansion of corporate...

Awareness takes alufoil container recycling to new high

New data released by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) confirms that recycling rates in Europe for alufoil trays and semi-rigid containers in 2013 reached about 55%.

The previous reporting period (2010) saw that figure rise above 50% following concerted efforts by the industry to promote the benefits of resource efficient and sustainable packaging options.

The Association says continued work by the industry to promote the value of collection and recycling; along with national campaigns are having significant effects. Increased awareness has seen consumers...

AluSolutions: New zones announced

AluSolutions 2016, the only free exhibition and conference addressing sustainability challenges in aluminium production and processing, has just announced two new feature areas.

The AluSolutions exhibition will now include a ‘Lightweight Vehicle Zone’ and ‘Aluminium in Architecture Area’.

The dedicated zones will offer companies the opportunity to display aluminium applications and highlight how the metal’s environmental benefits continue into the use-phase.

The two-day exhibition, being held on 10-11 May 2016 at the Abu Dhabi National...

Alcoa reports third quarter 2015 profit

Alcoa has reported a third quarter profit as its value-add and upstream portfolios delivered solid results in the face of strong market and currency headwinds.

Alcoa has been transforming by building its value-add portfolio for profitable growth and creating a globally competitive upstream business.

The company’s successful multi-year transformation will culminate with the launch of two Fortune 500 companies, one value-add focused and the other upstream focused, expected in the second half of 2016.

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Logan Aluminum expansion

No further details were announced, but in March the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority gave preliminary approval to Logan Aluminum for incentives regarding an expansion project.

The preliminary approval is for a proposed $282 million expansion project for the north Logan industry, which is the county’s largest employer and among the biggest in the region.

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Hydro’s Scharf-Bergmann named to European Aluminium post

European Aluminium represents the interests of the entire value chain of the aluminium industry in Europe. It works to promote aluminium, especially with European Union decision-makers and other important stakeholders. The Recycling Division is responsible for market and policy monitoring of recycling activities.

“It is a great honour to be elected the third time to chair European Aluminium’s Recycling Division that comes with the dissolution of OEA – Organisation of the European Aluminium recycling industry – and its full integration into European...

Aluminium packaging recycling improves

Packaging waste recovery data for the third quarter of 2015 shows that reported aluminium packaging recycling has recorded its highest ever quarterly performance at 23,330 tonnes*.

The Q3 results are the direct result of adjustments made to the accreditation process, following lower than expected tonnages in Q1 and Q2, and increasing volumes of aluminium packaging recovered from incinerator bottom ash (IBA) being reported through the system. An estimated 18,800 tonnes is required in the final quarter to achieve the 2015 recycling target.

Rick Hindley, Executive Director of...

Century issues WARN Notice

Century Aluminum of South Carolina, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Century Aluminum Company has issued a notice to employees at its Mt. Holly, South Carolina aluminium smelter of its intent to curtail plant operations if the smelter is unable to secure a competitively priced power arrangement to deliver energy to the plant.

The announcement was made pursuant to the federal Working Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN).

If a competitively priced power arrangement cannot be secured, Century Aluminum of South Carolina will curtail 100% of smelter operations by no...