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June 2008


Quality control check at exit of recently rebuilt press #9, a 5,700 ton indirect press, at the Cressona extrusion operation in Pennsylvania. Cressona is one of 11 plants in the U.S., many of which are undergoing upgrades, that are now part of Sapa North American Extrusions, Inc. Sapa’s new entry into the domestic market is shifting the landscape of the North American extrusion industry.


Sapa Applies Global Resources and Extrusion Expertise in North America
By Joseph C. Benedyk
Page 6

Interview with Ole Enger: The New Sapa Profiles a New Business Model
Page 10

Opportunities for Extruded Aluminum Alloy Shapes in Restoration of Aging Bridge Decks
By Subodh K. Das, J. Gilbert Kaufman, and J. Randolph Kissell
Page 12

A Non-Chromate Alternative for Conversion Coating of Aluminum, Magnesium, Beryllium, and their Alloys
By John W. Bibber
Page 18

New Zealand Extruder Committed to the Environment
Page 22

Saving Energy in a Conventional Anodizing Line Using Pulse Instead of Direct Current on Aluminum Profiles at Sapa, Denmark
By Anne Deacon Juhl, Kirsten Burfelt, and Peter Weldingh
Page 26

The Sustainable Fact: Aluminum is Green
By Nancy E. Klein
Page 30

The Role of ET in Driving and Disseminating Technology in the Extrusion Industry
By Craig Werner
Page 36

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