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    Aluminum Chair Made Using Superplastic Forming Method

    Hydro’s technical experts and British designer, Tom Dixon, teamed up on a challenge to make a 100% recyclable aluminum chair that could be shaped in one singular piece. The result is the HYDRO chair,  inspired by the automotive production technique known as superplastic forming. Hydro’s 5083T aluminum alloy was used for the chair since it […]

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    Electric Aluminum Yacht Speedily and Silently Cuts Through the Sea

    The SARVO37 is a boat made from a specially developed ‘sea-aluminum’ comprising 60% recycled content. Sarvo-Marine, the Danish company behind the new boat, designed the 100% electric-powered day cruiser with sustainability and pleasure in mind. The hull is made from recycled aluminum and the deck from recycled plastic, which the company says in large part […]

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    Aluminum Curtain Wall Installed in New Net-Zero Building Design

    Vaisala, a Finland-based global provider of weather, environmental and industrial measurements, recently opened its new North American headquarters in Louisville, Colorado.  The company chose to use aluminum in many of  the building’s critical features to help it achieve net-zero environmental impact and a clean, modern aesthetic. Tubelite Inc.’s  aluminum curtainwall and window wall systems contribute […]

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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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    Envases to Open Aluminum Beverage Can Manufacturing Center in Texas

    Envases Group plans to open its first aluminum beverage can production and distribution center in Waco, Texas. The completed facility will be located in Texas Central Park, a master-planned business center, and will have more than 450,000 sq ft of production and distribution space. “Our decision to establish this plant in Waco is the result of an […]

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    Ball Corporation Changes the Game with Aluminum Beverage Packaging in Ballparks

    Ball Corporation has teamed up with multiple sports-entertainment venues to enhance the customer experience and encourage the use of aluminum in beverage packaging. The infinitely recyclable Ball Aluminum Cup™ will be a main packaging solution in stadiums – alongside recyclable bottles and cans. Kroenke and Ball Partnership Ball and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) established a first-of-its kind […]

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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 […]