Constellium launches Aeral

Constellium N. V. has launched Aeral, a new aluminium solution designed for the production of aerosol containers using the Drawn and Ironed (D&I) technology which is currently used to produce beverage cans. 

Constellium's Aeral allows a minimum of 30% weight savings compared to traditional impact extruded containers, all while maintaining the same level of performance in terms of resistance to pressure and great ductility.

"Aeral is a new aluminium solution which, combined with the D&I technology, we expect will radically change...

Novelis appoints interim Chief Financial Officer

Novelis Inc. has announced that Steve Pohl, Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis, has been named Interim Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.

Pohl assumes the CFO duties from Steve Fisher who was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in August.

In this role, Pohl will lead all financial activities for Novelis until such time as a permanent CFO is appointed. He will continue to be based at the company's world headquarters in Atlanta.

Pohl joined Novelis in 2009 as Vice President of Finance for North America. From 2011 to 2012, he served as...

Hydro agrees to sell aluminium rolling mill in Italy

Hydro has entered into a binding agreement to sell its aluminium rolling mill in Cisterna di Latina, Italy, to Rolling Mills International GmbH.
Hydro's rolling mill in Cisterna di Latina produces aluminium rolled products, mainly standard strip and sheet, as well as plain foil.

Through the agreement, Rolling Mills International GmbH will acquire 100% of the shares in Hydro Aluminium Slim S.p.A. Rolling Mills International GmbH is controlled by Quantum Capital Partners AG, a Munich-based investment company.
The transaction is expected to...

AMAG and Danieli extend their business relations

After the orders assigned to Danieli for a hot rolling mill and a plate stretcher for the AMAG 2014 project, Austria’s leading aluminium producer recently decided to rely again on Danieli’s technological expertise. 

Danieli Fröhling, known as specialist for high-performance cutting and finishing lines for aluminium strip, will supply a coil preparation station and a slitting line for the AMAG 2020 investment programme.

The equipment to be supplied will be used to prepare cold rolled coils to remove strip with undesired thickness variations both from...

UC RUSAL to produce alumina from Siberian clay

UC RUSAL has developed acid technology for alumina production of non-bauxite raw materials.

The technology will allow the production of alumina using domestic kaolin clay as a substitution to imported bauxites.
The new technology will  boost RUSAL smelters’ economic efficiency thanks to the low cost of the material and the logistical cost reduction. The technology also allows for the simultaneous production of a number of high demand products, including those with silicon oxide and rare-earth metals bases.
Acid technology...

Aluexpo 2015 a success

The event's exhibitors included more than 350 major aluminium industry players from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas.

Based at a stand at the Istanbul Expo Center, a senior management delegation from Qatalum networked with fellow participants and guests, shared knowledge, and disseminated information about the latest developments at the company.

At the conclusion of the Fair, Mr Khalid Laram, CEO of Qatalum, said: "This year's Aluexpo was a first-rate platform to connect with leaders and influencers from all across the global aluminium industry....

GARMCO completes major restructuring

This is in line with the company’s three-year strategy, which involves closing unprofitable subsidiaries and non-operating companies; and identifying additional opportunities for growth in high-margin markets where GARMCO has established a strong presence, in particular South East Asia, the USA and Australia.

The restructuring has resulted in the closing of unprofitable subsidiaries in the saturated markets of China and Korea; and non-operating companies in Hungary and Cyprus, which do not add value to GARMCO’s core activities. 

As part of the...

Hydro enters LoI with Vale

Hydro has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Brazilian mining company Vale for the possible acquisition of Vale's 40 % interest in Brazilian bauxite producer Mineração Rio do Norte (MRN), which would strengthen Hydro's global position as a long player in bauxite and alumina.

An eventual agreement will depend on the parties agreeing terms for Hydro to acquire Vale's 40% interest in MRN, completion of Hydro's due diligence process, approval by the parties' Board of Directors and by the relevant competition authorities.

The parties will...

Danieli acquires FATA

On 6th October 2015 FINMECCANICA signed an agreement to sell 100% of FATA S.p.A. to the Danieli Group.

FATA, established in 1936 with headquarters in Pianezza (TO), employs a workforce of approximately 200 employees and has a yearly turnover of about Euro 150 mil.

It operates worldwide as a referenced player in the field of industrial plant engineering and construction with its subsidiaries in the USA (Fata Hunter), India (FATA Engineering), China (Fata Shanghai ) and the UAE (Fata Gulf).

The acquisition of Fata EPC marks a milestone in Danieli’s project...

Alcoa signs contract with Airbus

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) has signed an approximately $1 billion contract with Airbus for high-tech, multi-material aerospace fastening systems.

The deal is Alcoa’s largest fastener contract ever with the aircraft manufacturer. Alcoa’s fasteners fly on every Airbus platform.

“Our growing aerospace capabilities, technology strength and global, first-rate customer service continue to strengthen Alcoa’s decades-long partnership with Airbus,” said Alcoa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Klaus Kleinfeld. “Alcoa is proud to partner with Airbus to...