Rose Eaton

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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 […]

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    Aluminum Trees Make a Comeback this Christmas

    Aluminum Christmas trees have seen a resurgence in popular culture this year, with private sellers on the internet pitching them at four times their original price. Once-deemed too artificial, the shiny trees are now highly sought-after items, cherished for their nostalgia as well as their reusability. The festive aluminum trees were first mass-produced by the […]

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    Museum In China Uses Thousands of Aluminum Panels in its Copper Colored Façade

    The Tianjin Science and Technology Museum (TSTM), located in the Binhai Cultural Center in Tianjin China, is covered with thousands of perforated aluminum panels studded with oculi for interior lighting effects. The museum, which was completed in Fall 2019, exhibits artifacts from Tianjin’s heavy industrial past — as well as displays of large-scale contemporary technology, […]

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    Façade Made up of 9,250 Aluminum Discs

    BBC Studios, the largest and most well-known name in TV production for the U.K., unveiled a new pavilion with a façade constructed of 9,250 recyclable aluminum discs. Installed in Cannes, France, for the annual TV market event MIPCOM 2019, the BBC Studios stand was comprised of two floors of flexible work and hospitality areas in […]