• Fastrip ISP hook paint stripper for coating operations.

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    SAT Partners with ALIT to Commercialize Technologies for Coating Lines

    Surface Aluminium Technologies (SAT) S.R.L. and ALIT Technologies SRL, both based in Italy, signed a commercial agreement, which will enable SAT to exclusively sell ALIT’s paint stripping machines for vertical coating lines. “We are all very excited about this collaboration and we really look forward to working with ALIT to carry on new challenging projects […]

  • A new process has the potential to use up to 90% less energy than conventional recycling. (Photo: Bård Gudim)

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    Hydro Launches Industrial Pilot for New Recycling Technology

    Hydro is working with Nuvosil, a circular economy start-up based in Norway, to launch an industrial pilot project on new technologies for the recycling of aluminum and silicon. The aim of the project is to significantly reduce energy consumption and processing costs. The Low Energy Recycling (LER) project is being developed by consortium partners Hydro […]

  • Aluminum coils in the press shop at the Audi site in Neckarsulm

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    Audi is the First Car Manufacturer to Receive the ASI Chain of Custody Standard

    Audi successfully achieved the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Chain of Custody Standard for its rolled material press shop operations at its production facilities in Neckarsulm and Ingolstadt, Germany. The company’s press shops use aluminum sheet material to manufacture automotive body panels for its vehicles. The scrap aluminum from these operations is collected in a separate […]

  • Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) 2021 Buyers' Guide

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    AAC Releases 2021 Buyers’ Guide

    The Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) has released the 2021 edition of the AAC Buyers’ Guide. This comprehensive directory of AAC members is an essential resource for manufacturers that need to source an anodized finish for their products. “The AAC Buyer’s Guide is the go-to publication for all manufacturers using anodized finishes in their products,” said […]

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    Study Finds Aluminum Packaging Least Impactful on Environment

    A life-cycle assessment of drink containers, conducted at the University of Southampton in the U.K., found that aluminum packaging causes the least environmental impact (in the pressurized beverage category) when compared with containers made from other materials. The research findings are published in Detritus, the Journal for Waste Resources and Residues. As different beverages have different packaging […]

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    IMA World Magnesium 2021 Conference Invites Abstracts

    The 78th Annual World Magnesium Conference will take place August 25-27, 2021, in Fukuoka, Japan. The International Magnesium Association (IMA) is hosting the conference, which will highlight technological advances, innovative applications, and emerging developments in the magnesium industry global marketplace. Magnesium industry professionals will learn about the latest information and advances in magnesium processes, applications, […]

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    U.S. DOC Launches New Aluminum Import Monitoring Program

    The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) launched its new Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis (AIM) system, which will enable the DOC to collect and publish data on aluminum imports. This will serve as an early warning mechanism to help spot trends and shifts in trade flows that might warrant industry or government action. “The new program will […]