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  • All of the major equipment at INTEX is adorned with custom artwork by French artist Manucollage as a reflection of the company’s strength, independence, and resilience. This includes the new vertical powder coating line (pictured), nicknamed the Black Widow.

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    INTEX Reinvents Itself with Major Expansion Projects

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Headquartered in Garden City, MI, International Extrusions (INTEX) is an independent, family-owned company in the process of reinventing itself through capital investments designed to grow its capabilities and capacities. This includes the installation and start up of a new extrusion operation with two new presses, as well as a new […]

  • FALCO is working to start up its first extrusion line for the production of hard alloys.

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    New Arizona Extruder to Produce Hard Alloy Profiles for the Aerospace Industry

    Located at the Lone Butte Industrial Park within the Gila River Indian Community near Phoenix, AZ, FALCO is a new women-owned and family-run extrusion company currently in the process of starting up its extrusion operations. The company aims to produce hard alloy products for the aerospace and other industries, with a high level of customer […]

  • An explosion occurred at the Suzhou Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products facility in China in 2014.

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    Proper Handling and Management of Aluminum Fines

    By Alex Lowery, Contributing Editor. The accumulation of aluminum fines in manufacturing spaces is commonplace throughout the industry. Polishing, cutting, grinding, sawing, casting, shredding, melting, sanding, and conveyance are among the activities that can generate aluminum fines. For decades, aluminum fines were simply considered a nuisance—just a housekeeping issue to be swept up and placed […]

  • Figure 2. Industry professionals gather within the exhibition hall at ET ’16.

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    How to Optimize the Value of the ET ’22 Seminar

    By Craig Werner, ET’22 Chairman. The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and ET Foundation are proud to be offering ET ’22, their 12th International Aluminum Extrusion Technology seminar and exhibition. This truly unique industry event will be held May 3-5, 2022 in Orlando, FL, providing an outstanding experience, rich with critical extrusion knowledge and valuable networking […]

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    Sierra Aluminum to Build Greenfield Extrusion Facility in Mexico

    Sierra Aluminum, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd., plans to expand its extrusion, anodizing, and painting capacity. The company will construct a greenfield extrusion facility in Mexicali, Mexico, as well as making new investments in its existing facilities in Riverside and Fontana, California. “We’re very fortunate to have long-standing relationships with many committed […]

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    Viva Aluminium Installs a New Nitriding Furnace

    Viva Aluminium Systems, a Vias Group member, installed a new nitriding furnace for the processing of extrusion dies at its facility in Shumen, Bulgaria. With the company experiencing increased demand, it decided to invest in the expansion of its manufacturing capacity. The installation of a new nitriding furnace was a part of a larger expansion […]

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    Aluminum Insights Breaks Ground on New Extrusion Facility

    Aluminum Insights broke ground on its new, $17.5 million, state-of-the art aluminum extrusion facility in Syracuse, Indiana. Founded in 2020, Aluminum Insights is a start up company that aims to serve a select group of customers in the Upper Midwest to support their extrusion needs, integrate seamlessly into their supply chain, and partner in innovation. […]