Industry News

Industry News By Topic

Latest

  • Continuous homogenizing furnace

    Posted in:

    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 […]

  • Rio Tinto AP60

    Posted in:

    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 […]

  • Emirates Extrusion Factory

    Posted in:

    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 […]

  • Matalco - casting area

    Posted in:

    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 […]

  • Posted in:

    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.

    Posted in:

    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. […]

  • FIT and Caterpillar - additive manufactured part

    Posted in:

    ARTICLE: Additive Manufacturing of Aluminum Alloys

    By Joseph C. Benedyk, Editor. Introduction For decades, additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing (3DP), has grown and proliferated worldwide into a multibillion dollar industry encompassing many different technologies and types of materials. AM methods embody a group of emerging technologies that create a functional 3D object from any one of a variety […]

  • Posted in:

    Aluminum Recyclers Council to Provide Unified Voice for Industry

    Producers of recycled aluminum alloys from across the U.S. have formed the Aluminum Recyclers Council (ARC), with the aim of providing a unified voice for the industry — which is undergoing dramatic changes. The mission of ARC is to promote and defend the domestic aluminum recycling industry and establish a business excellence program focused in […]

  • aluminum foil

    Posted in:

    U.S. DOC Makes Final Affirmative Determinations in Trade Investigation on Aluminum Foil from China

    The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of aluminum foil from the People’s Republic of China. The DOC determined that imports of certain aluminum foil from China are being sold at less than fair value (or “dumped”) in the U.S. […]