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    Velux Group Takes Steps to Decarbonize Aluminum in Roof Windows

    Velux Group is a Danish company that produces roof windows, flat-roof windows, and accessories. Recently, the company has seen considerable growth, as more and more homeowners renovate their homes by expanding into attic or roof spaces. With buildings accounting for almost 40% of CO2 emissions, Velux realizes that it was crucial to consider the full […]

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    LOTTE Aluminium Orders High-Bay Storage System for Aluminum Coils

    LOTTE Aluminium Materials USA LLC is investing in the construction of a new aluminum foil production plant in Kentucky, as part of a project announced in August 2022. As part of its strategic expansion plans, the new facility will focus on the production of cathode foil, a type of ultra-thin aluminum foil that is a […]

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    Ronal Group Introduces Carbon Neutral Recycled Aluminum Wheel

    By Martin Hartlieb, Viami International Inc. Shifting legal regulations and changing expectations and demands from customers are increasingly affecting the automotive industry and its entire supply chain. As a result, the carbon footprint of automotive OEMs and their suppliers and their products are increasingly coming into focus. In the face of these changing perceptions regarding […]

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    Reliefed Technologies Receives Funding for New Technology Center

    Reliefed Technologies, headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, will receive a €2.5 million grant and €3.5 million in equity from the European Innovation Council (EIC). The company was selected out of 1,000 applicants. “This financial support is a very welcome contribution and confirms the strength of our business plan and the competency of our team,” said Mikael […]

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    ET Foundation Issues Call for Abstracts for ET ’24

    The ET Foundation and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) will host the Thirteenth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET ’24) on April 30 through May 2, 2024 in Orlando, Florida. The ET Seminar series is the world’s longest-running educational event solely devoted to all facets of the aluminum extrusion industry, including aluminum profile production, die […]

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    General Extrusions Installs Advanced New Press Line

    Based in Youngstown, OH, General Extrusions Inc. (GEI) is a family owned extruder of high quality aluminum profiles for the automotive, building and construction, furniture, and other industries. Recently, the company completed its first major investment project since 2000. The project includes the installation and start up of a new 25 MN, 8 inch extrusion […]

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    AZZ to Build a New Aluminum Coil Coating Facility in Missouri

    AZZ Inc. plans to construct a new aluminum coil coating facility at the new Oldenburg Industrial Park located in Washington, MO. The new facility will support the company in more effectively serving the growing aluminum market. “Aluminum coil coating is an important strategic initiative for AZZ, benefitting from secular sustainability tailwinds,” said Tom Ferguson, chief […]

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    Alstom Launches New Welding Line for Construction of Aluminum Trains

    Aluminum is increasingly being used to replace heavier and more difficult-to-machine steel in the rail industry. This is due to the material’s high strength-to-weight ratio and resistance to corrosion, which enables the production of lighter railcars, while also extending the life of those railcars to about 40 years. In response to this trend in the […]