Statistical review highlights demand growth

The latest edition of the Review, which features a new design and statistics through 2014 in the North American market, includes information on every cycle of the aluminium production process from primary aluminium to markets for finished goods to the recovery of aluminium scrap.

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Alcoa named Sustainability Leader

Alcoa was again recognised as the Aluminium Industry Leader on the Dow Jones World Index.

“Sustainability guides everything we do, from creating innovative solutions that help de-carbonise our world and create value for customers, to improving the sustainability of our own manufacturing processes,” said Kevin McKnight, Alcoa’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety. “The progress we continue to make demonstrates that we live our sustainability value every day, with a goal of leaving a positive impact everywhere we...

BALCO to shut down rolling plant

Last month, the aluminium manufacturer had announced its decision to shut down the rolling mill in Korba (Chhattisgarh) on account of “steep fall” in the prices of the metal besides dumping from China and falling margins.

“BALCO has begun the official procedure to close down its Sheet Rolling Division and Foundry at Korba. The company has issued the information to the Secretary, Labour Ministry, government of Chhattisgarh, as well as the BSE and NSE,” the company said in a statement.

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GARMCO receives CE Certificate

The CE marking is the manufacturer's declaration that the product meets the requirements of the applicable EC directives. CE Marking on a product ensures the free movement of the product within the EFTA & European Union (EU) single market (total 28 countries). 

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Alcoa to curtail remaining Suralco refining capacity

The refinery is scheduled to be idled by November 30, 2015. The curtailment and ongoing discussions are aligned with Alcoa’s strategy to create a globally competitive commodity business.

Discussions between Alcoa and the Government of Suriname began in October 2014 to reach a joint solution for Suralco that has faced expiring bauxite reserves and lacks a long-term energy solution.

“Suralco’s ongoing energy challenges and limited bauxite supply, combined with unfavourable market conditions, mean it is no longer possible to continue operations,” said...

Outotec among sustainability leaders

The DJSI follows a best-in-class approach, including companies across all industries that outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics. 
"Inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index makes us very proud of the work we have done. It means that we have been able to demonstrate our commitment to our mission: the sustainable use of Earth's natural resources. I am extremely pleased that we also managed to improve our score from last year, showing spirit of continuous improvement", says Minna Aila, SVP, Marketing, Communications and...

Novelis Kingston Celebrates 75th Anniversary

As an integral facility in Novelis’ North American operations, the plant produces aluminium for automotive, transportation and other industrial applications serving customers across the globe.  

“For 75 years, the employees of Novelis Kingston have built a legacy of leadership in the production of high quality aluminium material for our...

ARABAL 2015 attracts the attention of global aluminium companies

Senior industry figures are scheduled to speak at this premier global aluminium event, the largest in the Gulf region. The conference will also include the participation of 35 exhibitors in the exhibition accompanying the conference which highlights the major developments in the global aluminium industry, with a review of the latest updates on regional aluminium sector investments. 

ARABAL 2015 will focus on the integration of the aluminium upstream and downstream sectors throughout the GCC  and the promotion of cooperation between producers and consumers.


Century curtails potline at Hawesville

Following the curtailment, Hawesville's primary aluminium production will be about 60% of capacity. The plant was operating at approximately 80% capacity prior to the curtailment.

Century Aluminum of Kentucky previously issued a notice of its intent to curtail its plant operations in their entirety beginning on October 24, 2015, unless the current pricing environment substantially changes, and such notice remains in effect