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    Dare To See the Difference of Aluminum-Reinforced Concrete

    A team of researchers successfully developed a means of using aluminum as reinforcement in concrete structures, presenting a new bench design as a demonstration of the technology’s capabilities. Traditionally steel, rather than aluminum, has been used as reinforcement in concrete. The reason is that the high basic pH of ordinary concrete causes aluminum to corrode. […]

  • Illuminator & Viewing Hood Housing

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    ET Foundation Calls for Extrusion Design Competition Entries

    The ET Foundation invites professional designers, engineers, and manufacturers to enter the 2020 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. The winning entries from the competition will be displayed in the Extrusion Showcase at the Twelfth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar & Exposition – ET ’20, which will be held May 19-21, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Celebrating 50 […]

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    Bowlus Road Chief: Aerodynamic Aluminum Campers

    The Bowlus Road Chief seeks to elevate the camping experience through the design of aerodynamic aluminum camping trailers. Consequently, each detail of their trailers is handcrafted. The shell is made from aircraft-grade aluminum with over 5,000 flawlessly placed rivets. The interior is crafted from real birch, stainless steel, and aluminum. Luxury fabrics and linens are used to […]

  • Ball Aluminum Cups

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    Ball Corporation to Build New Aluminum Cups Manufacturing Plant in Georgia

    Ball Corporation will begin construction on its first facility dedicated to the manufacturing of aluminum cups, which will be located adjacent to Ball’s existing aluminum beverage can manufacturing plant in Rome, Georgia. The $200 million plant will enable the company to serve the growing demand for innovative, sustainable beverage packaging for U.S. customers and consumers. KBD Group Inc., based in […]

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    It’s Party Time with Recyclable Aluminum Cups

    For years the beloved red-plastic solo cup has been a quintessential symbol of party culture. Historically they’ve been a perfect receptacle for drinking beer out of a keg or an ice-cold lemonade at a family picnic. What could be better than this traditional symbol of good times? The answer is a recyclable aluminum cup. Ball […]

  • CPMC Sutter Van Ness and Geary SmithGroup Architects

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    New Aluminum Clad Medical Center Embodies the Hospital of the Future

    Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) opened its Van Ness Campus Hospital in downtown San Francisco, California. The $2.1 billion hospital, which features aluminum curtain wall, was designed to be a new hub for Sutter CPMC services citywide. Based on a strategic master plan developed by design firm SmithGroup, the flagship hospital brings adult acute […]

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    Økern Façades Use Hydro’s 75% Post-Consumer Aluminum

    Økern Portal, a building project in Oslo, chose Hydro’s CIRCAL 75R aluminum for its façade. The innovative office and retail building is one of the largest development projects in Norway. Scheduled for completion in 2021, the aim for the building is to create a sustainable community that offers office space conveniently located near to restaurants […]