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    Constellium Expanding Aluminum Homogenizing Capacity in the Czech Republic

    Constellium Extrusions Dĕčín s.r.o. in the Czech Republic ordered a new continuous homogenizing furnace, including a helical ultrasonic testing station and billet saw for aluminum extrusion billets. The new furnace from Hertwich Engineering, a company of SMS group, will have a capacity of 9 tons/hour — considerably larger and more powerful than the 3 tons/hour furnace […]

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    Brazing Webinar for Serious Radiator Job Shops

    Mike Jacobs, brazing specialist from SECO/Warwick Corporation, Meadville, PA, will host the Brazing Furnace Webinar for Serious Radiator Job Shops on Apr 26th. The web is ideal for job shops who are considering performing their own aluminum brazing. Controlled atmosphere brazing of aluminum clad material for the production of automotive and other industrial heat exchangers has […]

  • Rio Tinto AP60

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    Rio Tinto First to Achieve ASI Certification for Sustainable Practices

    Rio Tinto is the first company in the world to receive Performance Standard certifications under the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), a global program designed to ensure environmental, social, and governance standards are increasingly embedded in aluminum production, use and recycling. This follows an independent third party audit performed by BNQ (Bureau de Normalisation du Québec), which was […]

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    Emirates Extrusion Installs New Powder Coating Line

    Emirates Extrusion Factory LLC, a subsidiary of M’Sharie LLC (the private equity arm of Dubai Investments PJSC), completed the installation of a new powder coating line at its facility in Dubai’s Technopark, United Arab Emirates. The powder coating line provides expanded capacity, enabling the company to respond to increasing demand for painted aluminum profiles in the […]

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    Aluminium China 2018 Opens a New Chapter

    Aluminium China will take place July 12-13, 2018 in Shanghai, providing a platform for showcasing China’s rapidly changing and expanding aluminum industry. Since the launch of the “Made in China 2025” strategy more than two years ago, China has made strides towards becoming the world’s leading manufacturing hub. Against this backdrop, the Chinese aluminum industry […]

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    EU and Six Other Countries to Be Exempt from U.S. Aluminum Tariffs

    A tariff of 10% on most aluminum and aluminum products entering the U.S. has gone into effect as of today. A new proclamation, issued by President Trump, provides exemptions to these tariffs for key trading partner countries. In addition to previously announced exemptions for Canada and Mexico, temporary exemptions have been given to the European Union […]

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    Matalco Plans to Expand with Several Greenfield Aluminum Casting Plants

    Matalco Inc., a division of the Giampaolo Group of Companies, plans to construct several greenfield aluminum remelt facilities for billet and rolling slab production and related processes and services. The new facilities will increase Matalco’s existing  capacity by approximately 75%, in response to growing demand from customers in underserved market geographies and requirements for increasing product range. In […]

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    Arabal 2017: Advances in Primary Aluminum Technology and Sustainability

    By Andrew Hall, Alken. The 21st Arab International Aluminium Conference (Arabal 2017) took place at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Bandar hotel in Muscat, Oman over the period November 6-9, 2017. The event was hosted by Sohar Aluminium and held under the patronage of H.H. Sayyid Harib bin Thuwaini bin Shihab Al Said, assistant secretary general of […]

  • Heron Hall Academy, London, U.K.

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    Architectural Aluminum Systems Bring Life to a Renovated Academy in London

    Heron Hall Academy in Enfield, north London, U.K., recently received a £17 million refurbishment, remodeling, and extension, converting it from a partly derelict technical college to modern 1,680-student secondary school. This renovation included the replacement of existing steel windows and doors with an extruded aluminum glazing system, as well as the construction of a new wing. […]