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  • Karmøy pilot plant

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    Karmøy Technology Pilot – World Leader in Primary Aluminum Energy Efficiency

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Hydro produced the first aluminum metal at its Karmøy Technology Pilot plant in Norway in January (Figure 1), where they aim to achieve the most climate and energy efficient aluminum smelting technology in the world. The HAL4e and HAL4e Ultra technology launched in Karmøy will use 15% less energy during […]

  • The upgraded EcoSøderburg potroom at the IrkAZ smelter.

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    Developing Technologies for the Future: Interview with Victor Mann, UC Rusal

    UC Rusal has recently invested in the development and implementation of several cutting edge technologies in primary aluminum production and downstream processing at its facilities in Russia, as well as bringing a number of innovative products to the market. Victor Mann, who has been technical director of Rusal since 2005, is in charge of research and […]

  • Aludium multi-chamber furnace

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    Aludium Orders Multi-Chamber Furnace for Recycling Painted Scrap

    Aludium is investing €20 million in an Ecomelt PS-275 multi-chamber melting furnace for its facility in Amorebieta, Spain, which includes hot and cold rolling capacities, as well as strip processing and a casthouse for rolling slabs. The site produces sheet primarily serving the building and construction, distribution, and specialities sectors. The new furnace, supplied by […]

  • Rusal RA-550

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    Rusal Launches RA-550 Pilot Plant

    UC Rusal launched a pilot operation with eight new-generation RA-550 pots at its Sayanogorsk (SAZ) aluminum smelter. The US$30 million pilot is the result of three years of technology development within the company’s Technical Directorate. “The successful launch of the RA-550 technology is a true breakthrough event for Rusal,” said Victor Mann, technical director of […]

  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler

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    Novelis Supplies Aluminum Sheet for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler

    The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, part of by FCA US LLC, has achieved a significant weight reduction through the use of lightweight, high-strength aluminum in key areas of the body — including the doors, hinges, hood, fenders, and windshield frame — contributing to its improved fuel economy and overall capabilities. Novelis has been selected to supply sheet […]

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    Ducab Inaugurates Aluminum Rod Production at KIZAD

    Ducab Aluminium Company (DAC), a factory that manufactures aluminum rod and overhead conductors, was officially inaugurated in the Khalifa Industrial Zone of Abu Dhabi (KIZAD). The AED 220 million (US$60 million) project is a joint venture between Ducab, a UAE manufacturer of high-quality cables and cabling products, and Senaat, one of the largest holding companies in the UAE’s industrial sector. The […]

  • Alexin Casthouse

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    Matalco Inc. Acquires Alexin LLC Expanding Its Aluminum Product Offerings

    Matalco Inc., a member of the Giampaolo Group of Companies, acquired 100% of Alexin LLC, an aluminum billet and rolling slab supplier based in Bluffton, Indiana. Alexin operates a 225 million lb casting plant, which will add to Matalco’s existing capacity in Brampton, Ontario (250 million lbs); Lordstown, Ohio (350 million lbs); and Canton, Ohio (180 million lbs). […]

  • Guthrie, Kentucky

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    Novelis to Build Greenfield Automotive Aluminum Sheet Plant in Kentucky

    Novelis Inc. plans to build an approximately $300 million automotive aluminum sheet manufacturing facility in Guthrie, Kentucky. The greenfield facility will include heat treatment and pre-treatment lines, which prepare aluminum for use in vehicle parts such as body-in-white, hoods, doors, lift gates, and fenders. The facility will have an annual nameplate capacity of 200,000 tonnes.  Demand for […]