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    GFG Alliance Unveils New Vertically-Integrated Global Aluminum Enterprise

    GFG Alliance is creating a new global aluminum enterprise, which will consolidate the aluminum operations acquired in recent years into a single entity. The new vertically-integrated aluminum group, known as ALVANCE Aluminium Group, aims to drive synergies and take full advantage of opportunities to expand. “The creation of ALVANCE highlights the global nature of our […]

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    ARTICLE: Rusal Starts Up Pilot Casting Complex to Achieve a Maximum Alloy Purity

    By V. Mann, A. Krokhin, D. Ryabov, and A. Startsev, UC Rusal. The quality and properties of rolled aluminum products directly depend on the quality of the slab production, which determines the desirable structure, geometric dimensions, and purity of the metal. These factors are crucial for reducing costs during the rolling process, as well as […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]