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    China Certifies Second Batch of Nonferrous Scrap Metal Importers

    The China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CMRA), based in Beijing, China, released a list of 26 foreign companies that have been approved by the government of China to import aluminum and copper scrap into the country. This is the second batch of approved suppliers that has been issued since China banned imports of solid waste […]

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    The Sustainable Road Ahead: International Aluminum Organizations Present Environmental Goals

    Aluminum is vital to the society in which we live. Our homes, workplaces, vehicles, digital devices, packaging, and buildings that provide shelter and security – to name just a few examples – rely heavily on aluminum. Furthermore, the lightweight metal is integral to global emissions reduction efforts, with solar panels, wind turbines, and electric vehicles […]

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    Matalco Continuing to Expand Its Recycling Operations Across the U.S.

    Matalco Inc., a division of the Giampaolo Group of Companies, is making progress in its plans to expand its existing aluminum casting capacity by approximately 75%. First announced in 2018, the plan includes the construction of several greenfield aluminum remelt facilities for production of billet and rolling slab. New Production Capacity in Wisconsin Since its initial […]

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    REMADE Institute Invests in Sustainability and Recycling Research

    The Reducing EMbodied-Energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute based in Rochester, New York, is investing $43 million in new technology research focused on improving the sustainability of manufacturing operations. Working with industry innovators and academic researchers, the institute selected a total of 24 projects as part of its latest round of funding, including several projects […]

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    Prolind Aluminum Opens New Remelt-Recycle Facility in Paraíba Valley

    Prolind Aluminum, headquartered in São José dos Campos, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, opened a new facility this February, in the Paraíba Valley. The new remelting plant recycles aluminum profiles, which will be used for the production of new products. Consequently, the company is positioning itself as the only Brazilian company in the […]

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    Nissan Uses Closed-Loop Al Recycling System to Produce 2021 Rogue

    The all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue is the company’s first vehicle built using a closed-loop recycling system for aluminum parts. The system helps reduce CO2 emissions compared with using parts made with primary alloys. It also promotes the use of materials that don’t rely on newly mined resources, and reduces the amount of waste from factories. […]

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    Hydro Launches Industrial Pilot for New Recycling Technology

    Hydro is working with Nuvosil, a circular economy start-up based in Norway, to launch an industrial pilot project on new technologies for the recycling of aluminum and silicon. The aim of the project is to significantly reduce energy consumption and processing costs. The Low Energy Recycling (LER) project is being developed by consortium partners Hydro […]