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    Lotte Aluminium Orders Digitalization Package for New Aluminum Foil Plant in Kentucky

    Lotte Aluminium Materials USA LLC formed a strategic partnership with SMS group for the supply of an advanced digitalization package for Lotte’s greenfield aluminum cathode foil production plant being built in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The package will help the site to set new operational standards. “With SMS group, we have the right partner for our business […]

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    Atomic13 to Commercialize ShAPE Technology Developed by PNNL

    Atomic13, a startup launched by Eric Donsky, signed an exclusive agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to commercialize the patented Shear Assisted Processing and Extrusion Process (ShAPE™) technology, which can transform 100% post-consumer scrap aluminum into high quality extrusions. The new company aims to create a range of custom […]

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    Hindalco to Build Battery Foil Facility in India for the EV Market

    Hindalco Industries is investing Rs. 800 crore rupees (~U.S. 96.4 million) to build a new aluminum foil plant near Sambalpur in Odisha, India. The facility aims to produce high quality battery foil for the rapidly growing electric vehicle and energy storage system markets. The company expects demand for battery-grade aluminum foil in India to grow […]

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    Hydro Moves Forward with Investment in New Aluminum Recycling Plant in Spain

    Hydro plans to invest EUR 180 million investment to construct a new state-of-the-art aluminum recycling plant in Torija, Spain. The new facility will supply aluminum billet to the transportation automotive, building and construction, renewable energy installations, and consumer durable markets in Europe. “Worldwide demand for materials like aluminum is growing as we build the infrastructure […]

  • Figure 2. Women gather to network and share their experiences at an EE Women’s Network meeting in Barcelona, Spain.

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    Addressing Recruitment Challenges Through Diversity and Inclusion

    By Kevin Widlic, Contributing Editor. Hydro believes it is going to see a dramatic shift in its employee base over the next five years, with 25,000 new employees entering the company. Some of these new employees will join through acquisitions in support of future growth, while others will be through recruitment. Of these, a higher […]

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    Alcoa to Supply Nexans with Low-Carbon Aluminum Rod

    Alcoa formed an agreement with Nexans, a global cable producer, for the supply of primary aluminum produced using ELYSIS™ inert anode technology, which eliminates all direct greenhouse gas emissions from the traditional smelting process. “In the fight against climate change, solutions that support the world’s energy transition make a real difference,” said Vincent Dessale, chief […]

  • The aluminum version of the GV70 electric vehicle contains 67 fewer parts than the steel version.

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    Alumobility and Hyundai Conduct Aluminum Conversion Study

    Alumobility partnered with the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre to conduct a theoretical conversion of the Genesis GV70 electric SUV steel-intensive body to a full-aluminum body. The results of the project were published in a new study, titled “Technical Case Study: A Vehicle Conversion of the Genesis GV70EV from a Steel intensive Body to an […]

  • Wagstaff rolling slab Figure 1. A 500 mm x 1,500 mm, AA3104 alloy ingot cast using APEX-GL technology at a rate of 120 mm/min.

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    MetalX Plans to Build Aluminum Recycling Complex in Ohio

    MetalX, an independent metals recycling business headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and investment firm Manna Capital Partners plan to invest over $200 million in a new greenfield aluminum recycling campus, with Defiance, Ohio, selected as the site for the new slab manufacturing plant. The site will also include scrap shredding and sorting capabilities and a […]

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    Growth Opportunities Using AI Tools in the Extrusion Market

    By Andrew Halonen, Mayflower Consulting LLC. How many aluminum industry executives have been asked by their employees, management team, or board what their artificial intelligence (AI) strategy is? While this is a fair question, if it has not yet been explored, it’s not easy to provide an answer. AI tools are being used today in […]