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    Constellium Expanding Aluminum Homogenizing Capacity in the Czech Republic

    Constellium Extrusions Dĕčín s.r.o. in the Czech Republic ordered a new continuous homogenizing furnace, including a helical ultrasonic testing station and billet saw for aluminum extrusion billets. The new furnace from Hertwich Engineering, a company of SMS group, will have a capacity of 9 tons/hour — considerably larger and more powerful than the 3 tons/hour furnace […]

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    Matalco Plans to Expand with Several Greenfield Aluminum Casting Plants

    Matalco Inc., a division of the Giampaolo Group of Companies, plans to construct several greenfield aluminum remelt facilities for billet and rolling slab production and related processes and services. The new facilities will increase Matalco’s existing  capacity by approximately 75%, in response to growing demand from customers in underserved market geographies and requirements for increasing product range. In […]

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    Matalco Inc. Acquires Alexin LLC Expanding Its Aluminum Product Offerings

    Matalco Inc., a member of the Giampaolo Group of Companies, acquired 100% of Alexin LLC, an aluminum billet and rolling slab supplier based in Bluffton, Indiana. Alexin operates a 225 million lb casting plant, which will add to Matalco’s existing capacity in Brampton, Ontario (250 million lbs); Lordstown, Ohio (350 million lbs); and Canton, Ohio (180 million lbs). […]

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    ARTICLE: 2017 Molten Metal Incident Report

    The Aluminum Association just released the 2017 Molten Metal Incident Report covering calendar year 2016. The report highlights the predominant hazards that result in explosions during molten aluminum management worldwide, incorporating roughly 300 aluminum plants in 20 countries. Though not a statistical representation of the industry due to the fact that incidents are voluntarily reported, […]

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    ARTICLE: The Importance of Aluminum Alloying Elements and Their Sources

    By Jessica Elder, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and John Cowie and John Weritz, The Aluminum Association. Although pure aluminum is utilized in many important products (such as electrical cables), alloying aluminum with other elements is crucial to achieve the mechanical, formability, and other performance specifications that are required for the use of aluminum in a majority […]

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    ARTICLE: Taber Extrusions Building New Legacy with Casthouse Modernization

    Taber Extrusions recently completed significant upgrades to their aluminum casthouse in Gulfport, MS (Figure 1), enabling the company to integrate its casting, extrusion, and fabrication services in-house. The upgrades provide Taber with the ability to improve the quality of its products throughout every step of the manufacturing process, which opens up opportunities in a variety […]

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    Talum to Expand Aluminum Extrusion Billet Production

    Talum d.d., based in Kidričevo, Slovenia, is expanding its aluminum billet production with the order of a new continuous homogenizing furnace and a helical ultrasonic testing unit. The new plant will almost double the homogenizing capacity of the group. Company Profile Founded in 1942, Talum started operating a newly built aluminum electrolysis facility in 1954. […]

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    Matalco Expanding into Aluminum Slab Casting to Support Automotive

    Matalco Inc., part of Giampaolo Group, is adding aluminum slab casting capabilities at its Canton, Ohio, facility. This  $15-20 million investment will enable to Matalco to grow beyond its existing extrusion billet business into the flat rolled products market for automotive and other applications. “While opportunities for light weighting and innovation in the auto supply chain will […]