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  • EGA signs agreement with Neo Colombia-cover

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    Colombian Company Plans to Build New Smelter with EGA Technology

    NEO Aluminio Colombia plans to build a low carbon primary aluminum production facility in Colombia, which will be named the Green Aluminium Transformation Complex for Colombia (GALTCO). The project — which is intended to reach a capacity of 540,000 tonnes of aluminum per year — will represent the country’s first foray into aluminum smelting. NEO Aluminio […]

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    Aluminum is New Standard for Sustainable Marine Vessel Design

    Arksen, a U.K. marine innovation, technology, and adventure company, is partnering with Hydro on an aluminum exploration and research vessel project. Arksen selected aluminum as the key design material for developing a new standard in sustainable marine vessels. The partnership with Hydro provides Arksen with access to low-carbon aluminum and to Hydro’s aluminum expertise. Vessels […]

  • Alvance Aluminium plans to invst in recycling and casting operations at its Fort Williams Smelter

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    ALVANCE Aluminium Plans to Expand Its Fort William Operations

    ALVANCE Aluminium, a member GFG Alliance, plans to invest £94 million (US$124.4 million) in its Fort William smelter in Scotland. The project will expand the plant’s capabilities to include a new recycling and casting facility for the production of GREENALUMINIUM billet. “Recycling aluminum saves 95% of the energy needed to produce primary aluminum and is a […]

  • Alugen Aluminium Installs New Nitriding System for Its Aluminum Extrusion Operation in Turkey

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    Alugen Aluminium Installs Nitriding System for Extrusion Operation in Turkey

    Alugen Aluminium, an aluminum extrusion company in Turkey, recently expanded their production capabilities with the addition of a new nitriding system from Nitrex. Bringing a nitriding operation in-house was a strategic decision designed to provide the company with a more cost-effective and high quality nitriding solution. “Over the years, Alugen has expanded production to meet demand,” said Marcin […]

  • SAT North America CUBE powder coating line

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    INTEX to Install State-of-the-Art Powder Coating Line

    International Extrusions, Inc. (INTEX) plans to install a new state-of-the-art powder coating line at its extrusion facility in Garden City, Michigan. This installation will enable the company to expand its production of high quality powder coated profiles for the architectural and other industries. Since 1937, INTEX has built a strong reputation in the field of aluminum […]

  • Fire Safety of Aluminum its Alloys - non-combustability

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    The Non-Combustibility of Aluminum and Its Alloys

    By Joseph C. Benedyk, Editor. In the October 2016 issue of Light Metal Age, J. Gilbert Kaufman’s book on the fire resistance of aluminum and its alloys was reviewed. The book offered substantial documentation and evaluation of the properties of aluminum and its alloys in various structural product forms upon fire exposure in applications such […]

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    Entries Open for the 2021 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

    The ET Foundation and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) issued a call for entries for the 2021 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. Open to students currently enrolled in high school, college, university, or trade/technical school, the competition will award a total of $15,500 in student scholarships. Scholarships for the competition are co-sponsored by leading industry aluminum extrusion companies and AEC members, including ALMAG […]

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    Aluminum Challenging Plastics in Beverage Industry

    By Goran Djukanovic, Aluminum Market Analyst. After replacing some quantities of steel in the automotive industry in recent years, aluminum has another potential area of increasing use, which is gaining importance, namely the beverage industry. Although aluminum has been present in the packaging and beverage industry for a long time, it is now challenging plastics […]