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  • aluminum extruded profiles provide the structure of the Hem shelving system

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    Stockholm Designer Introduces T Shelf Made with Recycled Aluminum

    FormaFantasma, an Italian design studio led by Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, used aluminum extrusions in its design of a unique shelving system for Hem, an independent design brand and platform for progressive thinking. The two companies worked with Hydro during the development stage. Sustainable Design When designing the T Shelf system, FormaFantasma and Hem […]

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    Perforated Aluminum Façade Reflects Scenery During the Day and Glows at Night

    Architects Jestico + Whiles (J+W), with offices in London and Prague, have completed an aluminum-clad, three-story educational facility at the University of Cambridge in England. The building features aluminum on the exterior with brightly colored staircases and built-in furniture connecting study areas and a library inside. The architectural firm was commissioned to design the  building, […]

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    Novelis and Ball Now Make Aluminum Cups out of 90% Recycled Content

    Ball Corporation, a global provider of infinitely recyclable aluminum beverage packaging, and aluminum recycler and supplier Novelis, announced that the Ball Aluminum Cup is now composed of 90% recycled content. This evolution builds on the aluminum cup’s slogan of infinite recyclability by lowering its carbon footprint, therefore further positioning the product as a sustainable solution […]

  • The exterior of the MoMA demonstrates the beauty of extrusions.

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    Lightweight Matters: Elevating Aluminum in Thailand

    A new Museum of Modern Aluminum (MoMA) has risen on the busy streets of Nonthaburi, Thailand. The project displays a stunning use of aluminum extrusions and pays homage to the history of aluminum in the country. There are about 40 extruders in Thailand today with seven main extrusion companies, which account for 80% of the […]

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    ELYSIS and Apple Collaborate to Use Carbon-Free Aluminum in the New iPhone

    ELYSIS, the joint venture between Alcoa and Rio Tinto, is strengthening its ties with Apple. The company has produced the first commercial-purity primary aluminum at industrial scale, which will be used in Apple products. The breakthrough technology produces oxygen instead of greenhouse gases (GHGs), and the achievement marks a major milestone in the production of […]

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    New Aluminum Train Hopper Car is Stronger and Lighter

    RM Rail, a manufacturer of freight rolling stock headquartered in Moscow, Russia, has begun assembling an aluminum alloy hopper model called the 19-1299. The car will be designed to carry a variety of goods, including mineral fertilizers, and can also be designed specifically for grain and other bulk cargos. The design provides for the use […]

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    The Best Aluminum Weapon in Oslo

    Hydro unveiled its peace bench in City Hall Square in Oslo, Norway. Placed outside the Nobel Peace Center, the aluminum bench was designed as a tool for dialog, its semi-circular shape bringing those who sit on it closer together. The peace bench is named “The Best Weapon” after a quote by Nobel Peace Prize laureate […]

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    Vobev Introduces Innovative Model for Aluminum Beverage Can Production

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Vobev is an innovative startup company that aims to shake up the beverage industry. The company is currently completing its massive manufacturing campus in Salt Lake City, UT, which will start up operation by the end of 2021. The facility includes both aluminum beverage can production and can filling—making it […]