Andrea Svendsen

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    Gränges to Double Battery Foil Production in Sweden

    Gränges plans to invest SEK 600 million (~US$57.7 million) over two years to double its capacity for battery cathode foil production in Finspång, Sweden. The new capacity will enable the company to meet the growing demand for battery components in Europe. “Recently, we have experienced very high interest in our battery and electrification solutions from […]

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    Trimet and Nexans Develop Recycled Alloy for Electrical Cable

    Trimet Aluminium SE, an aluminum producer headquartered in Essen, Germany, is working with Nexans, a global cable and optical fiber company headquartered in Paris, France, to improve the eco-balance of power cables. In a joint breakthrough development project, the two companies have developed a material with recycled aluminum content for the production of aluminum rod used […]

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    Impol Completes Rolling Mill Process Audit

    The Impol Group is a well known manufacturer of semi-finished products, with 165,000 tons of rolling capacity and 100,000 tons of extrusion capacity. In its rolling division, the company produces rolled products at three production sites located in Slovenia, Croatia, and Serbia, employing a total of 2,500 people across all three locations. The company’s Slovenska […]

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    Alba to Install 6 MW of Solar Panels at Its Smelter

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) plans to install over 37,000 sq m of solar photovoltaic panels at its aluminum smelter in Bahrain. The renewable power will support the production of high quality primary aluminum. “Sustainability is entrenched in our Vision, Mission, and Values; this Project is fully aligned with our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ambitions […]

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    Phinergy and Tata Motors Present Prototype Car Powered by an Aluminum-Air Battery

    Phinergy worked with Tata Motors to develop a prototype of the Tata Tiago electric vehicle, which utilizes Phinergy’s proprietary aluminum-air battery. The prototype was presented at Auto Expo India 2023, held in New Delhi on January 12-15. “Tata is a leading automobile corporation in India,” said David Mayer, CEO of Phinergy. “Developing this vehicle in […]

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    Reducing the Cost of Aluminum Car Doors with Tailor-Welded Blanks

    By Andrew Halonen, Mayflower Consulting LLC. In automotive engineering, material selection is not a static activity. A decision made on today’s model could be reversed on the next one. This can be good or bad depending on one’s perspective. Materials manufacturers are continually innovating and bringing robust solutions to the market, providing vehicle OEMs with […]

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    Constellium to Supply Flat Rolled Aluminum for Aircraft Components

    Constellium SE entered into a multi-year contract with Daher, through which the company will supply a wide range of flat-rolled aluminum products from its facility in Issoire, France. The aluminum will be used in lightweight aircraft, particularly the TBM and Kodiak models. By becoming strategic aluminum supplier for Daher, Constellium is able to expand its […]

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    Pacific Precision Forging Orders New Closed-Die Forging Press

    Jiangsu Pacific Precision Forging Company, a forging manufacturer based in Taizhou, China, placed an order for a closed-die forging press. The new press will enable the company to forge aluminum chassis components on a much larger scale. As part of the Confederation of Chinese Metalforming Industry (CCMI), Pacific Precision Forging is a well-known, worldwide supplier […]