Andrea Svendsen

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    Novelis Signs Long-Term Agreement with Ball Corporation for the Supply of for Beverage Can Sheet

    Novelis Inc. signed a new anchor customer contract with Ball Corporation. Under the contract, Novelis will supply aluminum sheet to Ball’s can making plants in North America — underscoring the strong demand for the company’s high-recycled-content beverage can sheet. With this contract and other commitments, Novelis has secured all of the beverage can capacity from […]

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    Exlabesa Acquires French Extrusion Company Flandria Aluminium

    Exlabesa signed an agreement to acquire Flandria Aluminium, a French company specialized in the extrusion, machining, surface treatment, and recycling of aluminum profiles. As part of Exlabesa’s international expansion strategy, this acquisition will strengthen its direct presence in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, allowing the company to offer high-value-added products with the highest level of […]

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    Hydro to Install Solar Power at Its Extrusion Factories in Sweden

    Hydro began the work to equip its Swedish extrusion factories in Vetlanda, Sjunnen, and Finspång with solar panels and battery storage. This work is part of the Greener Sweden project initiated in 2022. “It is amazing to see that Greener Sweden is moving from idea to action,” said Jonas Bjuhr, managing director at Hydro Extrusions […]

  • Steve James, managing director at Alfiniti, stands in front of 6061-T8 tubes.

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    Alfiniti Registers 6061-T8 Temper for Improved Standardization

    Alfiniti, Inc., a leader in the production of drawn tube and pipes, has taken two significant steps to improve the standardization of its products. The company has registered the 6061-T8 temper with the Aluminum Association and ensured its inclusion in the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) International standards. This move standardizes the temper’s manufacturing […]

  • Figure 3. A skilled worker machines large structural applications for an automotive application. (Source: Pennex.)

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    Rising Demand for Completed Components and Assemblies in the Automotive Extrusion Market

    By Mark Butterfield, Metal Exchange Corporation. Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of six articles in which the author will explore opportunities for the aluminum extrusion industry in the automotive market. The series will specifically address the supply chain, raw material supply, extrusion, fabrication, and assembly. Demand for an Expanding Value Stream […]

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    South32 Works to Reduce HF Emissions at Its Hillside Smelter

    South32 began an ambitious project to limit the amount of hydrogen fluoride (HF) being emitted from its gas treatment center (GTC) at its Hillside smelter in South Africa to 0.5 mg/Nm³ by April 2025. This will enable the smelter to comply with new environmental regulations. In order to achieve this goal, South32 is collaborating with […]

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    Alba Introduces New Aluminum Alloy for Extrusion Customers

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) introduced a new aluminum alloy, 6060.HE, which is aimed for extrusion customers. Produced in a billet form with a wide range of applications in the construction sector, this new alloy provides a faster extrusion rate that will improve the process efficiency and productivity for its users. “We are pleased to be […]

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    Extruded Aluminum Geodesic Dome Gets a New Life

    Hydro partnered with the Catholic University of America (CUA) to reconstruct the iconic geodesic dome designed by famed architect, inventor, and futurist, Buckminster Fuller, inside the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The dome is constructed with extruded aluminum structural members made from Hydro CIRCAL, the company’s certified aluminum product, which contains at least 75% […]