Andrea Svendsen

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    Aluminum Extrusion EPDs and the Push for Decarbonization

    By Lynn Brown, Long Point Associates. Environmental Product Declaration (EPDs) are essentially an “environmental nutrition label” for a product. But rather than telling the customer how many calories or saturated fat in a package of chips, EPDs provide data on the environmental impact resulting from the production of a specified industrial product, like aluminum extrusion. […]

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    Arconic Goes Private with Apollo Funds Acquisition

    Arconic Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. The all-cash transaction, valued at around $5.2 billion, includes a minority investment from funds managed by affiliates of Irenic Capital Management. Upon completion of the transaction, the company’s shares will no longer […]

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    Constellium to Supply Aluminum for 3D-Printed Components in Formula 1 Racing

    Constellium is working with multiple partners to supply Aheadd® CP1 aluminum additive manufacturing powder for the manufacture of highly efficient, compact, and lightweight heat exchangers for Formula 1 vehicles. The alloy was approved by Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the governing body over Formula 1 and other global motorsports, for use in Formula 1 cars beginning […]

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    Porsche Partners with Hydro to Lower the Carbon Footprint of Its Luxury Sports Cars

    Porsche AG signed an agreement with Norsk Hydro ASA to further reduce the carbon footprint of its luxury sports car models by using low-carbon aluminum and extrusions. In addition, the two companies will collaborate on an innovative value chain concept for battery materials and their recycling. “Porsche is working towards a net carbon-neutral value chain […]

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    New Extrusion Applications in Commercial Vehicles

    By Andrew Halonen, Mayflower Consulting LLC. Commercial vehicles have one key difference from passenger cars. They are a tool to do work and are, therefore, specified and built with a certain application in mind, which is often referred to as the duty cycle. Maintenance of the commercial vehicle is necessary, yet downtime to fix the […]

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    Aluminium Two Thousand & ICEB Will Present Aluminum Industry Innovations

    The 12th Aluminium Two Thousand World Congress and 7th International Conference on Extrusion and Benchmark (ICEB) will be held on September 19-23, 2023, in Bologna, Italy. The dual event will welcome aluminum companies, universities, and associations from all over the world to present innovative technologies and applications in the aluminum field to a specialized international […]

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    Closed Loop Aluminum Recycling is a Key Driver in the Sustainable Cars of the Future

    By Alison Conroy and Thomas Rudlaff, Alumobility. A revolution in automotive sustainability is underway in the industry. The World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have jointly formed the Circular Cars Initiative, which is charting the course towards a zero-emission future through new technology, materials innovation, efficient vehicle usage, and full life-cycle […]