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August 2020


Steve Berthelot, site supervisor for GNA alutech, shows some of the finer points of his company’s 100 ton capacity homogenizing furnace at the new Ellwood Aluminum facility. (See article beginning on page 6.)


Ellwood Embarks on a Journey to the Lighter Side with New Aluminum Casting Complex
Page 6

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review
By Rudolf P. Pawlek
Page 12

North American Extrusion Industry Faces Off Against Challenges: Interview with Jeff Henderson
Page 26

Extrusion Industry News & Technology

Next Generation High Efficiency Non-Ferrous Electric Induction Billet Heater
By F. Thomas Kearney, Jr. and Louis Moliterno
Page 28

Extrusion Partnership to Support North American Extruders
Page 36

Spectra Aluminum Expanding with New Press Line
Page 38

Europa Profil Aluminium Makes Major Investment in Extrusion Facilities
Page 39

The Scandium Story – Part II: Impact on Aluminum Alloys and Their Applications
By Dmitry G. Eskin
Page 40

Avoiding Truck/Trailer Accidents by Reviewing Potential Hazards and Proper Training
By Alex Lowery
Page 45

Anodizing Conditions and Their Myriad Effects on Finish Quality
By Dr. George N. Oh, et al.
Page 46

Using Numerical Analysis of Coring and Charge Weld Defects for Scrap Assessment
By Tommaso Pinter
Page 50

Digital Twin Methodology Improves Performance and Yield in an Aluminum Tilt Rotary Furnace
By Martin Lawrence, et al.
Page 54

Managing Grain Refining Efficiency: The Way Forward for Aluminum Casthouses
By Dr. Rein Vainik
Page 58

New Billet Solution for High-Speed Aluminum Extrusion
By D. Ryabov, et al.
Page 64

NCCA Promotes Growth of Coil Coating Industry
Page 66

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