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    Vobev Introduces Innovative Model for Aluminum Beverage Can Production

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Vobev is an innovative startup company that aims to shake up the beverage industry. The company is currently completing its massive manufacturing campus in Salt Lake City, UT, which will start up operation by the end of 2021. The facility includes both aluminum beverage can production and can filling—making it […]

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    HAI Invests in Additional Recycling Capacity in Romania

    Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI), headquartered in Austria, is investing €4.5 million euros in a third melting furnace for recycling aluminum, which will be integrated into its existing casthouse at its facility in Santana, Romania. This will provide the company with increased capacity, enabling it to react to increased demand for lightweight aluminum construction products. Supplied […]

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    Elysis Moves Toward Commercial Demonstration of Its Carbon Free Aluminum Technology

    Elysis, the joint venture between Rio Tinto and Alcoa, has successfully produced aluminum without any direct greenhouse emissions using its proprietary inert anode technology at its Industrial Research and Development Center in Saguenay, Quebec, Canada. According to the company, this marks a significant milestone in moving toward a full industrial cell design at a size […]

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    Century Aluminum to Expand Low-Carbon Billet Production in Iceland

    Century Aluminum Company started construction of a new low-carbon billet casthouse at its Norðurál Grundartangi smelter in Iceland. The new $120 million value-added casthouse will be able to produce low-carbon Natur-Al™ billet, as well as increase production of primary foundry alloys. “We are very excited to bring billet production to Grundartangi and, beginning in 2024, […]

  • STRUCTURAL CATEGORY - $2,000 GUARDECK ALUMINUM BRIDGE DECK Alexandre de la Chevriotiere MAADI Group, Inc. Montreal, QC Canada

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    2022 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Issues Call for Entries

    The ET Foundation and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) issued a call for entries for the 2022 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition, which will includes two entry classes — Professional and Student. Winners will be awarded a total of $27,000 in cash prizes and scholarships, including a 3,500 Grand Prize awarded across all classes. The […]

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    ORNL Additively Manufactures Lightweight Aluminum Alloy

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been investigating the additive manufacturing of aluminum alloys for several years. In particular, the researchers have been focused on materials that can perform under high pressure in high temperature environments, which are needed for automotive, aerospace, defense and space applications — such as pistons within an engine. Recently the […]

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    Castool Opens New Facility in Morocco to Support Aluminum Extruders

    Castool Tooling Systems, a division of Exco Technologies Limited, opened its latest production facility in Kenitra, Morocco. This is Castool’s third facility, complementing its existing operations in Uxbridge, Canada, and Chon Buri, Thailand. “We started Castool in Canada in 1986 to support our existing die casting and extrusion customers, to make our customers’ castings and […]

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    IAI Models Decarbonization Scenario to Help Drive Emissions Reductions

    The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) has modeled a 1.5 Degree Scenario to guide the aluminum industry’s efforts to meet global climate goals. The modeling is based on International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Net-Zero by 2050 scenario, combined with the IAI’s material flow analysis and future demand scenarios. According to the IAI, this scenario is the most […]