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    Hindalco and Metra Partner to Manufacture Extrusions for High-Speed Aluminum Rail Coaches

    Hindalco Industries Limited, in Mumbai, India, the world’s largest aluminum rolling and recycling company, signed a technology partnership with Italy-based Metra SpA, a producer of structured and value-added aluminum extrusions. The partnership aims to enable the production of large-size aluminum extrusion and fabrication technology for building high-speed aluminum rail coaches in India. This collaboration seeks […]

  • Figure 1. The LVTB is designed to be a Bridge in a Box that can quickly be shipped and deployed for emergency situations.

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    Entries Open for the 2024 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

    The ET Foundation, the educational and scientific organization devoted to promoting and advancing aluminum extrusion processes and technologies, and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), released the Call for Entries for the 2024 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. The Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition aims to promote the understanding and use of extruded aluminum profiles, highlight innovations, […]

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    Exploring the Intersection of Art, Sustainability, and Construction through Aluminum-Reinforced Concrete Sculptures

    By Jackie Walsh, Freelance Writer. Imagine a game-changer in construction and art — aluminum-reinforced concrete. Durable, flexible, and eco-friendly, this revolutionary innovation replaces over 50% of cement with eco-friendly binders. The result? A massive reduction in carbon emissions and energy use. This versatile material, redefining sustainability and functionality, not only impacts constructions but also unleashes new […]

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    Novelis Signs Long-Term Agreement with Ball Corporation for the Supply of for Beverage Can Sheet

    Novelis Inc. signed a new anchor customer contract with Ball Corporation. Under the contract, Novelis will supply aluminum sheet to Ball’s can making plants in North America — underscoring the strong demand for the company’s high-recycled-content beverage can sheet. With this contract and other commitments, Novelis has secured all of the beverage can capacity from […]

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    Extruded Aluminum Geodesic Dome Gets a New Life

    Hydro partnered with the Catholic University of America (CUA) to reconstruct the iconic geodesic dome designed by famed architect, inventor, and futurist, Buckminster Fuller, inside the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The dome is constructed with extruded aluminum structural members made from Hydro CIRCAL, the company’s certified aluminum product, which contains at least 75% […]

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    Colorful Kinetic Aluminum Wall in California

    A massive, colorful, moving mural adorns a newly opened, four-level, 520,000 sq ft parking garage for a global technology company in Mountain View, California. The wind-activated KINETICWALL façade system was manufactured by Extech/Exterior Technologies, Inc. and the 111,692 extruded aluminum flappers in 35 different colors were finished by Linetec. The parking structure itself was designed […]

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    Hindalco and Texmaco to Develop Aluminum Rail Wagons and Coaches

    Hindalco Industries Ltd. entered into a strategic alliance with Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd., a specialized engineering company in India, to develop and manufacture world-class aluminum rail wagons and coaches that will help Indian Railways achieve its emission goals and bolster operating efficiency. Indian Railways launched its Mission 3000 MT in 2022, which aims to doubling […]

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    Hydro To Supply Brompton with Low Carbon Aluminum for its Bikes

    Hydro signed a letter of intent with Brompton, the U.K.-based bicycle company, to deliver low carbon aluminum that will reduce both the weight and carbon footprint in Brompton’s range of folding bicycles. The aluminum provided by Hydro is industry leading with a low CO2 footprint, covering emissions from mine to metal. The collaboration will help Brompton […]