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  • Anodized aluminum used on the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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    ARTICLE: Anodizing Conditions and Their Myriad Effects on Finish Quality

    By Dr. George N. Oh, Nathan Sheffield, and Yechan Kang, Quaker Houghton, Metal Finishing Group. Abstract Quality of anodized aluminum, both mechanical and aesthetic, is affected by a number of parameters. Two parameters that have larger effects on finish and quality are anodize temperature and current density. This study shows that these parameters affect coating […]

  • Ali Al Baqali, CEO of Alba (left), and Prof. Riyad Yousif Hamzah, president of the University of Bahrain (right), sign an MOU at the Alba premises. aluminum research

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    Alba Signs MOU to Enhance Cooperation on Scientific Aluminum Research

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) signed an MOU with the University of Bahrain to boost cooperation between the two entities in various areas of aluminum research and academic programs. “This MOU is an extension of the collective initiatives over the years between Alba and University of Bahrain in different fields,” said Ali Al Baqali, CEO of […]

  • Rio Tinto - billet recycled aluminum

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    Shawinigan Aluminium Invests in New Recycling Center

    Shawinigan Aluminium Inc. (SAI) is currently investing US$7 million to build a new aluminum recycling center adjacent to its billet casthouse in Quebec, Canada. The closed-loop operation will recycle clean process scrap from Rio Tinto and other aluminum manufacturers in order to meet customer demand for products made with recycled aluminum. SAI’s new remelt plant will be […]

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    U.S. Walks Back Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum

    The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) removed Section 232 tariffs on P1020 aluminum (non-alloyed, unwrought primary aluminum), following consultations with the Canadian government. This is based on the USTR’s determination that trade of P1020 aluminum would normalize by the end of 2020, with average monthly imports declining by 50% from the monthly average in the period of January […]

  • crushed and baled aluminum cans for recycling

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    Crystallization Research May Lead to Improved Aluminum Recycling

    Aluminum recycling is an important process for reducing the impact of global industry on the environment, as it is more environmentally friendly and less energy consuming than primary aluminum smelting. However, scrap aluminum is often contaminated with iron, which can create impurities in the recycled aluminum alloys. This results in the desired mechanical properties being reduced, limiting the application of […]

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    The Future of Aluminum Walks on Water

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age. Surfing is a widely enjoyed activity all over the world where the sea meets the land. Since the Polynesians brought surfing into Hawaii in the 1800s, the surfboard itself has been constructed of a variety of materials. The main requirements for a sturdy surfboard are that it is lightweight, buoyant, […]

  • Four Keys to Circular Recycling: An Aluminum Container Design Guide.

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    Aluminum Container Design Guide Outlines Keys to Circular Recycling

    Demand for aluminum cans is growing across the U.S., and beverage can manufacturers are currently working to expand production in order to meet this demand. In light of these trends, the Aluminum Association released a new paper, Four Keys to Circular Recycling: An Aluminum Container Design Guide. “We are happy that more and more consumers […]

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    AMAG Acquires Majority Share of Aircraft Philipp Group

    AMAG Austria Metall AG is acquiring a 70% share of Aircraft Philipp Gruppe (ACP). Headquartered in Übersee/Chiemsee, Germany, ACP manufactures assembly-ready metal parts for the aviation and aerospace industry. “We are pleased to be integrating such a first-class company as ACP into the AMAG Group,” said Gerald Mayer, CEO of AMAG Austria Metall AG. “AMAG […]

  • Canpack plans to build an aluminum can manufacturing plant at an industrial site in Pennsylvania.

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    Combating Aluminum Can Shortages With New U.S. Manufacturing Plants

    Concerns about plastic waste have been growing in recent years, as users become aware of how plastic waste negatively affects wildlife, humans, and the ecosystem. The search for a more sustainable alternative has led to a boost in the sales of aluminum beverage cans, because they are known to have a higher recycling rate and […]