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  • Hertwich Ecomelt-PS200 with rail-guided skimming machine at Hydro Ghlin

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    Hydro Extrusion Lichtervelde Starts Operation of a New Melting Furnace

    The recycling of manufacturing and turnaround scrap is becoming more and more important within the extrusion industry. Hydro Extruded Solutions currently processes aluminum scrap at a number of facilities, with more than half of their extrusion production coming from recycled material. The company aims to have a total of 20 of its extrusion plants achieve Aluminium Stewardship […]

  • Brunel Universtiy - BCAST

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    BCAST Invests in New Light Metals Research Center

    Brunel University’s Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST) in London is investing in the construction of a new light metals research facility, called the Future Metallurgy Centre. The project has been granted £16 million from the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF). “We are very pleased with the £16m UKRPIF funding,” said Prof. Zhongyun Fan, director of […]

  • Almex USA Melting Furnace

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    Western Extrusions Orders Complete Billet Casthouse

    Western Extrusions Corp. in Carrollton, Texas, ordered technology and equipment for a new secondary aluminum casthouse for producing extrusion billet.  Western is one of the leading independent aluminum extruders in North America and its Carrollton facility is among the largest in America at a single site. The billet casting center will be supplied by Almex USA. The […]

  • Rusal's new casting line from Properzi

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    Rusal Completes Construction of Casthouse at BoAZ Smelter

    UC Rusal completed the construction of a 120,000-tonne casthouse at the Boguchansky aluminum smelter (BoAZ), which will produce alloys for the automotive industry. According to IHS Markit research, the global automotive production will grow to 110 million cars by 2025, adding 15 million cars to production in 2019. In addition to production growth, an increasing […]

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    Metal Exchange Corporation and Novellini Form Secondary Aluminum Billet Joint Venture

    Metal Exchange Corporation (MEC), headquartered in St. Louis, MO, is forming a new joint venture with Novellini Industries Srl in Mantova, Italy. Called novALmec, the newly formed company will supply aluminum billet capacity to the European market. “With this being our first investment in an overseas manufacturing facility, the selection of our partner was crucial,” said […]

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    Matalco Orders New Furnaces and Equipment for Latest Greenfield Site in Wisconsin

    Matalco Inc. entered into an agreement with Gillespie & Powers Inc. for their supply of one 115,000 lb tilting melting furnace, one 115,000 lb tilting holding furnace, three 120,000 lb batch homogenizing ovens, and two 120,000 lb. batch coolers with charging car, and related equipment in support of Matalco’s business expansion in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. […]

  • Aluwerk Hettstedt Gmbh

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    STEP-G Acquires New Companies and Announces Major Project

    ST Extruded Products Group (STEP-G) acquired two new companies, Aluwerk Hettstedt GmbH, a manufacturer of cast billets and extruded profiles and the processing business of RMG Metallfachhandel GmbH. With this acquisition, STEP-G has taken an important step towards expanding its business in distributing high-quality semi-finished aluminum products. The transaction includes two facilities in Germany. The […]