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    Shawinigan Aluminium Invests in New Recycling Center

    Shawinigan Aluminium Inc. (SAI) is currently investing US$7 million to build a new aluminum recycling center adjacent to its billet casthouse in Quebec, Canada. The closed-loop operation will recycle clean process scrap from Rio Tinto and other aluminum manufacturers in order to meet customer demand for products made with recycled aluminum. SAI’s new remelt plant will be […]

  • crushed and baled aluminum cans for recycling

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    Crystallization Research May Lead to Improved Aluminum Recycling

    Aluminum recycling is an important process for reducing the impact of global industry on the environment, as it is more environmentally friendly and less energy consuming than primary aluminum smelting. However, scrap aluminum is often contaminated with iron, which can create impurities in the recycled aluminum alloys. This results in the desired mechanical properties being reduced, limiting the application of […]

  • Hydro's aluminium recycling plant in Azuqueca, Spain, where low-carbon Hydro CIRCAL is made. (Photo: Hydro)

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    Hydro is Ramping Up Production of CIRCAL Recycled Aluminum

    Hydro is ramping up additional aluminum recycling capacity at its plant in Azuqueca, Spain. The €10 million investment includes the installation of a new delacquering unit and melting furnace in order to produce Hydro CIRCAL — aluminum made with a minimum of 75% recycled, post-consumer scrap. “We are very pleased that we are able to ramp […]

  • Figure 1. Diagram showing where energy losses occur within a TRF.

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    ARTICLE: Digital Twin Methodology Improves Performance and Yield in an Aluminum Tilt Rotary Furnace

    By Martin Lawrence, Reed Hendershot, and Avishek Guha, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., and Mike Dines, Tandom Metallurgical Abstract Significant improvements can be made to aluminum remelting by optimizing furnace performance using Industry 4.0 methodology and by applying the digital twin concept to the melting process. In metal remelting applications, the current practice relies heavily […]

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    Showa Denko Launches New Aluminum Can Manufacturing Plant in Vietnam

    Showa Aluminum Can Corporation (SAC), a subsidiary of Showa Denko (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan) held a ceremony to celebrate the completion of its new aluminum can production facility in Southern Vietnam. The new facility is operated by SAC’s Vietnamese subsidiary Hanacans Joint Stock Company. Hanacans has been successfully increasing the sale of aluminum cans throughout northern […]

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    Hell-Bent on Recycling Aluminum Cans

    On July 21st, HELL Energy Group, an energy and soft drink producer based in Hungary, together with the aluminum company Hydro, signed a contract to introduce the greenest beverage can in the world. According to HELL, the beverage can body sheet for the whole portfolio will be produced from Hydro CIRCAL, the prime-quality recycled aluminum […]

  • First cast at GARMCO's new aluminum remelt facility was achieved in August 2017.

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    GARMCO Embarks on Its Green Initiative

    Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill (GARMCO) in the Kingdom of Bahrain is initiating a new vision for a sustainable future. The GARMCO Green Initiative provides a tangible template for the company’s new strategic direction. Drawing on years of best practices, the company aims to actively implement eco-friendly processes throughout its value chain and achieve high sustainability standards. As […]

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    Apple Commits to Become Carbon Neutral

    Apple unveiled a plan to become carbon neutral across its entire business, manufacturing supply chain, and product life cycle by 2030. According to the company, it is already carbon neutral today for its global corporate operations. This new commitment will mean that by 2030, every Apple device sold will have net zero climate impact. “Businesses have […]