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    HAI Expanding Aluminum Extrusion Operations in Ranshofen

    Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) plans to invest €38 million in the expansion of its aluminum extrusion operations in Ranshofen, Austria. The company considers this to be a strategically important step forward, while at the same time representing a strong commitment to the location in Austria. “With the new investment in Ranshofen, as well as the […]

  • FALCO Aluminum extrusion groundbreaking ceremony

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    FALCO Breaks Ground on Hard Alloy Extrusion Facility in Arizona

    FALCO broke ground on its new extrusion facility for the production of hard alloy profiles at the Lone Butte Industrial Park in Chandler, Arizona. The new company is embarking on a venture with the aim of delivering unsurpassed customer service, along with a work environment and management approach that supports its employees and their families. […]

  • Albarrie - stenter frame

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    Albarrie Invests in Its Manufacturing Operations

    Albarrie Canada Ltd., headquartered in Barrie, ON, Canada, invested in the installation of a 2,400 sq ft stenter frame oven, replacing a 50 year old machine. The new oven will provide the company with the ability to heat, set, and dry industrial textile materials to produce denser, higher quality fabrics than its predecessor. “This is […]

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    Nissan and Novelis Partner on Closed Loop Al Recycling for New Qashqai

    Novelis will be supplying Nissan with sustainable, lightweight aluminum body sheet for the new Qashqai SUV. A best-selling SUV in the C-segment, the Qashqai will incorporate aluminum in the hood, doors, and front fenders to reduce weight and increase fuel efficiency. The aluminum in the new SUV has helped it achieve a total of 60 […]

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    ICSOBA 2021 Issues Call for Papers

    The International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium (ICSOBA) will host ICSOBA 2021 – the 39th International Conference and Exhibition on November 22-25, as part of a hybrid event that will take place both online and in Manama, Bahrain. “We will monitor the situation of COVID-19 in Bahrain and globally and the event […]

  • UC Rusal - Krasnoyarsk

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    Rusal to Transform into Two Separate Companies

    UC Rusal, a metals segment of EN+ Group, is pursuing a demerger of its higher carbon assets in order to form two businesses with separate strategies. The move is inline with the company’s ambitious environmental goals and strategy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, while continuing to grow its share of value-added products (VAP). Rusal […]

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    Aluminum Cups For All

    The first-of-its-kind Ball Aluminum Cup™ is now available for purchase at major retailers in all 50 states across the U.S. The cups will be available for the first time in more than 18,000 food, drug and mass retailers, including Kroger, Target, Albertsons, CVS and others. Introduced as an alternative to the traditional red plastic party […]

  • Figure 2. Top image shows a very fine grained microstructure and the image in the bottom a very coarse grained one—both found on the same aluminum part made of EN AW 6061 aluminum alloy.

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    Introduction to Anodizing Aluminum

    By Dr. Anne Deacon Juhl, AluConsult and AnodizingSchool. Editor’s Note: Aluminum manufacturers are not always consistently satisfied with the surface quality of the anodized extrusion and sheet products returned from their anodizers. The anodized products may have patchy surfaces, color variations, or corrosion pits, causing rejects, higher cost, and frustration. Therefore, it is crucial that […]

  • Share of primary and recycled aluminum through 2050, based on 2019 collection rates for end-of-life products. Source: IAI.)

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    Worldwide Post-Consumer Aluminum Scrap Intake Surpasses 20 Million Tonnes

    The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) released an update of its Material Flow Model, which reveals new data on global scrap usage within the aluminum industry. The new data shows a record 20 million tonnes of post-consumer scrap intake in 2019 — representing about 60% of total scrap intake. This increased usage of post-consumer scrap avoids […]