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    Linetec’s Copper Anodize Façade Shines in Silicon Valley

    Mountain View Corporate Center (MVCC) in California’s Silicon Valley invested in Linetec’s Copper Anodize panel façade to update their three buildings. The MVCC (owned by Rockwood Capital) hopes to attract and retain high-tech tenants with the new attractive exteriors. To achieve the intended appearance, Linetec finished more than 23,000 sq ft of aluminum panels in […]

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    Smart Ultra-Light Aluminum E-Bike

    The Angell — a new aluminum electric smart bike — weighs about as much as your two-year old nephew (approximately 30 pounds) and is one of the world’s lightest e-bikes available. The bike took three years to create at a venture lab that’s dedicated to using technology to improve life in cities around the world. Why E-Bike? […]

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    Aluminum in Furniture, Then and Now

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age Aluminum has many valuable qualities. It is strong, lightweight, and can be used to create aesthetically pleasing products. The metal as a material for furniture design has a decades long history, and in recent years it has been utilized both for its visual appeal and for its sustainability. History […]

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    Ball Corporation Continues Its Dedication to Sustainable Aluminum Packaging

    Ball Corporation is a supplier of innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage and other household products. The company showed strong results in 2019, with a 14% increase in operator earnings and a 5% increase in its global beverage can volumes. Over the past year, the company has announced the development of innovative packaging solutions, including […]

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    YKK AP America Expands Manufacturing and Research in North America

    YKK AP America Inc., a subsidiary of YKK AP Inc. in Japan, manufactures a complete line of aluminum entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, sunshades, and windows for use in commercial and institutional construction, as well as window products for residential construction. The company produces extrusion profiles on two presses at its plant in Dublin, Georgia, and […]

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    Aluminum Curtainwall Gleams in Chicago’s Skyline

    Wrapped in modern, curved aluminum curtain wall and capped with an illuminated crown, the residential tower of 465 North Park Apartments attracts the eye like a shining reflective beacon. The building, located in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, encompasses 588,000 sq ft, offering 444 luxury rental units, two amenity levels, and 11,650 sq ft of retail/commercial space.  […]

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    Iconic Ticon Building in Norway Modernized with Hydro’s CIRCAL Aluminum

    The Ticon building in Drammen, Norway, was recently modernized using Hydro’s low-carbon recycled CIRCAL aluminum to revamp the façade. Built in 1963, the building was constructed in an architectural style typical of that time period, which is quickly diminishing today. For that reason, it’s considered an icon in Drammen and its exterior is historically protected […]