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    Ducab Inaugurates Aluminum Rod Production at KIZAD

    Ducab Aluminium Company (DAC), a factory that manufactures aluminum rod and overhead conductors, was officially inaugurated in the Khalifa Industrial Zone of Abu Dhabi (KIZAD). The AED 220 million (US$60 million) project is a joint venture between Ducab, a UAE manufacturer of high-quality cables and cabling products, and Senaat, one of the largest holding companies in the UAE’s industrial sector. The […]

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    Novelis to Build Greenfield Automotive Aluminum Sheet Plant in Kentucky

    Novelis Inc. plans to build an approximately $300 million automotive aluminum sheet manufacturing facility in Guthrie, Kentucky. The greenfield facility will include heat treatment and pre-treatment lines, which prepare aluminum for use in vehicle parts such as body-in-white, hoods, doors, lift gates, and fenders. The facility will have an annual nameplate capacity of 200,000 tonnes.  Demand for […]

  • AMAG Austria Metall

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    ARTICLE: AMAG Completes Massive Growth Plan

    AMAG Austria Metall AG started up production of a new aluminum cold rolling mill in Ranshofen, Austria, as part of a massive expansion plan aimed at making the integrated company Europe’s most state-of-the-art aluminum manufacturer. The official opening of the new mill, along with heat treating and passivation capacity, was held on June 22, 2017 […]

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    RACEForm Project Receives £4.8 million In Funding to Explore Rapid Aluminum Forming

    The Rapid Aluminium Cost Effective Forming (RACEForm) Project, a consortium of industry and academic partners lead by Impression Technologies, has been awarded funding through the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK Ltd. (APC) to further develop and validate Impression Technologies’ hot form quench (HFQ®) Technology for use in the global automotive industry. The total project value is £9.5 million, with […]

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    U.S. DOC Self-Initiates Investigations on Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From China

    The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) decided to self-initiate an antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigation on imports of common alloy sheet from the People’s Republic of China. This is unusual, as such cases are generally started based on petitions filed by U.S. companies alleging that dumped or unfairly subsidized goods are being […]

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    Arconic Expanding Heat Treat Capacity to Capture Growth in Aerospace

    Arconic Inc. plans to invest $137 million to install a new horizontal heat treat furnace at its Davenport Works facility in Iowa. Heat treatment is a required step in the production of certain high-strength products, and is essential for products intended for large aerospace and industrial applications. This new furnace will enable Arconic to heat treat […]

  • Aleris Auto Body Sheet

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    Aleris Unveils Aluminum Automotive Body Sheet Facility in Kentucky

    Aleris officially opened its aluminum automotive body sheet production facility in Lewisport, Kentucky.  The $400 million project positions the company to meet significant growth in North American automotive demand as the industry pursues broader aluminum use for the production of lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles. The facility has the capacity to produce 480 million lbs of aluminum auto body sheet […]

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    U.S. DOC Issues Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Aluminum Foil

    The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) issued a preliminary determination on its antidumping duty investigation, noting that imports of certain aluminum foil from China are being priced at less than fair value in the U.S.  As a result, the agency will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require U.S. importers of aluminum foil from China to deposit estimated […]