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    Enhanced Internal Spray Coating for Al Beverage Cans

    PPG has developed an enhanced internal spray coating for the infinitely recyclable aluminum beverage can. The spray coating uses no bisphenol-A (BPA) or bisphenol starting substances and provides more robust application properties. The Innoval® Pro spray coating is a next-generation, high-performance acrylic coating that draws on PPG Innovel’s nearly ten years as the market’s most widely used […]

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    Novelis Partners with Sortera Alloys to Utilize Innovative Recycling Technologies

    Novelis Inc. formed a strategic partnership with Sortera Alloys, Inc., an innovative industrial scrap metal sorting and recycling company based in Fort Wayne, IN. Under the agreement, Novelis will take advantage of Sortera’s advanced sorting technologies, including machine learning data analytics and advanced sensors, to recycle and re-use higher amounts of both production and post-consumer […]

  • Two 4,000-ton screw presses are the heart of the Bharat Forge Aluminum USA’s new production line in North Carolina. (Source: Bharat Forge Aluminum USA.)

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    Automotive Lightweighting for Forgers

    By Dean M. Peters, Contributing Writer. For decades automotive companies have been seeking ways to reduce the weight of various classes of vehicles in order to improve vehicle efficiency and fuel economy and reduce carbon emissions. Recently, the forging industry has taken a closer look at its technologies and processes to see how it can […]

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    79th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference is Next Month in Barcelona

    The International Magnesium Association (IMA) will be hosting their World Magnesium Conference in Barcelona, Spain, at the Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower, on August 29-31, 2022. The IMA conference is the premier conference for all magnesium industry leaders, with unparalleled opportunities to connect and network with other IMA members. Attendees will have the chance to expand […]

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    Rio Tinto and Ford Sign MOU for a Net Zero Future

    Rio Tinto and Ford Motor Company signed a non-binding global memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop more sustainable and secure supply chains for battery and low-carbon materials to be used in Ford vehicles. The multi-materials partnership will support the transition toward a net-zero future by supplying Ford, one of the world’s largest automakers, with […]

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    Steel Dynamics to Invest in New Aluminum Recycling and Rolling Facilities

    Steel Dynamics, Inc. plans to invest $2.2 billion in three new aluminum facilities — a low-carbon flat rolled mill along with two supporting recycled aluminum slab centers. The company aims to bring its high-quality, sustainable, customer-centric approach to the aluminum flat rolled market. “We are incredibly excited to announce this meaningful growth opportunity, which is […]

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    AEC Testifies U.S. Aluminum Extruders Disadvantaged by Exclusion Process

    Last week, the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) provided testimony in the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) hearing regarding the economic impact of Section 232 and Section 301 Tariffs on U.S. industries. AEC president Jeff Henderson spoke on behalf of the nearly 60 domestic AEC aluminum extrusion member companies that currently operate hundreds of extrusion presses […]

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    Hydro to Build New Automotive Extrusion Press in Denmark

    Hydro Extrusions is investing NOK 300 million (EUR 29 million) to expand its plant in Tønder, Denmark, with the installation of a new state-of-the-art extrusion press. The expansion project will enable the company to better serve the European automotive and electric vehicle market. “The Tønder plant is an important part of our automotive network, supplying […]

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    Rio Tinto to Expand Low-Carbon Aluminum Billet Production in Canada

    Rio Tinto is investing US$188 million (CA$240 million) in the expansion of its production capacity for low-carbon, high value aluminum billet at its Alma smelter in Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada, in response to growing demand for aluminum extrusions. “This expansion of our low-carbon aluminum billet production capacity in Quebec will allow us to better meet our […]