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    Volvo’s New Polestar 2 Electric Vehicle Uses Aluminum for Safety

    Volvo, the automaker known for making some of the safest cars in the world, has created a new safer electric vehicle by incorporating the battery within the aluminum structure of its upcoming Polestar 2.  Enclosed in an aluminum case for protection and rigidity, the battery pack is fully housed within the floor structure of the […]

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    Linetec’s Copper Anodize Façade Shines in Silicon Valley

    Mountain View Corporate Center (MVCC) in California’s Silicon Valley invested in Linetec’s Copper Anodize panel façade to update their three buildings. The MVCC (owned by Rockwood Capital) hopes to attract and retain high-tech tenants with the new attractive exteriors. To achieve the intended appearance, Linetec finished more than 23,000 sq ft of aluminum panels in […]

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    Smart Ultra-Light Aluminum E-Bike

    The Angell — a new aluminum electric smart bike — weighs about as much as your two-year old nephew (approximately 30 pounds) and is one of the world’s lightest e-bikes available. The bike took three years to create at a venture lab that’s dedicated to using technology to improve life in cities around the world. Why E-Bike? […]

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    Aluminum in Furniture, Then and Now

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age Aluminum has many valuable qualities. It is strong, lightweight, and can be used to create aesthetically pleasing products. The metal as a material for furniture design has a decades long history, and in recent years it has been utilized both for its visual appeal and for its sustainability. History […]

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    Aluminum Curtainwall Gleams in Chicago’s Skyline

    Wrapped in modern, curved aluminum curtain wall and capped with an illuminated crown, the residential tower of 465 North Park Apartments attracts the eye like a shining reflective beacon. The building, located in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, encompasses 588,000 sq ft, offering 444 luxury rental units, two amenity levels, and 11,650 sq ft of retail/commercial space.  […]

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    Iconic Ticon Building in Norway Modernized with Hydro’s CIRCAL Aluminum

    The Ticon building in Drammen, Norway, was recently modernized using Hydro’s low-carbon recycled CIRCAL aluminum to revamp the façade. Built in 1963, the building was constructed in an architectural style typical of that time period, which is quickly diminishing today. For that reason, it’s considered an icon in Drammen and its exterior is historically protected […]

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    Cromodora Wheels Starts Operation of a New Chip Melting Furnace

    Cromodora Wheels SPA has installed a chip recycling furnace with a capacity of 10,000 tons per year for wheel production in Ghedi, Italy. Since 1962 Cromodora Wheels has produced high pressure and low pressure cast magnesium and aluminum alloy wheels for standard production and competition. Cromodora Wheels is an official supplier to luxury automotive manufacturers, […]

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    Ball’s New Infinity Aluminum Bottle an Apt Competitor for Plastic

    What is lightweight, consists of one material, and can be recycled and returned in a new packaging format in just 60 days? Ball Corporation’s new Infinity™ aluminum bottle. Designed to be made again and again, the new impact extruded aluminum bottle can not only be used for food and beverage containers, but also is suitable […]