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    The Legacy of Spent Potliner – Cost or Opportunity?

    By Phil Black. The aluminum industry has an opportunity now to leave a lasting legacy of Spent Potliner (SPL) management that boosts the industry’s ongoing reputation for sustainability. Expensive Legacy Primary aluminum smelters have spent many millions on improved pot linings, squeezing the last available drop from the energy efficiencies in cathodes, ramming materials, and […]

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    December 2015

    Cover Installation of a ShurCast™ 450S casting machine in 2014 at the new R&D Center at Wagstaff, Inc. in Spokane, WA is shown. The R&D Center was largely under wraps until the recent Casting Confidence Week in September 2015 when an industry first occurred. Attendees at the convention center in downtown Spokane were able to […]

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    LME Roundup – U.S. Aluminum Producers Take Aim at China

    October 7 – “LME rules strain trader-warehouse storage talks,” American Metal Market “LME warehouse reforms to cap rents for material covered by warrants that have been canceled for more than 30 days, as well as to control “excessive incentives,” have made warehouse companies wary about bidding for aluminum.” October 8 – “New Products,” London Metal […]

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    Entries Invited for the 2016 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

    The ET Foundation, the educational and research organization devoted to promoting and advancing aluminum extrusion processes and technologies, and Bonnell Aluminum are inviting entries for the 2016 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. The 2016 competition is divided into two classes: Professional and Student. Bonnell Aluminum is the sole sponsor for the cash awards, totaling $20,000, […]

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    Alcoa Foundation Awards $75,000 Aluminum Training Grant

    The Alcoa Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Alcoa, awarded the Collision Repair Education Foundation a $75,000 grant that will provide aluminum repair focused training and technical presentations to high school and college collision school instructors. Working together with industry partners, the Collision Repair Education Foundation will bring over 50 collision school instructors into the Chicago, […]

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    73rd World Magnesium Conference – Call for Abstracts

    The 73rd World Magnesium Conference, hosted by the International Magnesium Association (IMA), will be held May 16-17, 2016 in Rome, Italy. The IMA’s Annual Conference is the premier international magnesium industry conference highlighting technological advances, innovative applications, and emerging developments in the global marketplace. This valuable conference will provide magnesium industry professionals with the latest […]

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    AEC Files Scope Clarification and Circumvention Case against China Zhongwang Holdings

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) filed a petition against China Zhongwang Holdings Ltd., alleging the company has systematically and illegally evaded duties on aluminum extrusions imported into the United States. The alleged scheme involves hundreds of millions of pounds of aluminum extrusions that are simply cut and welded into aluminum slabs. Upon entering the U.S., […]

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    Don’t Miss Out – Free Registration for ALUMINUM USA

    On November 11-12, the ALUMINUM USA trade show will be held at the Cobo Center Detroit. Representing the entire value chain of the aluminum industry, the event will feature over 100 companies from 18 nations, with about 40% from the U.S. and Canada and 60% from Europe and Asia, bringing a global perspective to the show. […]