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    Audi and Novelis Investigate Circular Economy Strategies for End-of-Life Vehicles

    Audi completed its MaterialLoop joint project, which aimed to close the loop on more material cycles in the automotive industry. The company worked together with 15 partners from the research, recycling, and supplier sectors — including aluminum sheet and recycling company Novelis — to investigate the reuse of post-consumer materials from vehicles at the end […]

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    UCIN Aluminio Gets State-of-the-Art Scrap Transport Vehicle

    UCIN Aluminio, a Spanish producer of rolled aluminum, manufactures 90% of its strips from recycled aluminum. The company deals with a large amount of aluminum scrap, therefore having the ability to store large quantities of the material in various alloy types is paramount. To this end, UCIN Aluminio enlisted  T.T. Tomorrow Technology S.p.A., Padova, Italy, […]

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    Trimet and Nexans Develop Recycled Alloy for Electrical Cable

    Trimet Aluminium SE, an aluminum producer headquartered in Essen, Germany, is working with Nexans, a global cable and optical fiber company headquartered in Paris, France, to improve the eco-balance of power cables. In a joint breakthrough development project, the two companies have developed a material with recycled aluminum content for the production of aluminum rod used […]

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    Constellium to Lead Project to Develop Low Carbon Recycled Aluminum Alloys for Automakers

    Constellium SE is leading a new consortium of automakers and their suppliers to develop lower carbon, lower cost aluminum extrusion alloys. The Circular and Constant Aluminium (CirConAl) project aims to improve how industry manages scrap aluminum in order to maximize the use of post-consumer scrap in a new generation of high-strength alloys that emit less than […]

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    Ronal Group Introduces Carbon Neutral Recycled Aluminum Wheel

    By Martin Hartlieb, Viami International Inc. Shifting legal regulations and changing expectations and demands from customers are increasingly affecting the automotive industry and its entire supply chain. As a result, the carbon footprint of automotive OEMs and their suppliers and their products are increasingly coming into focus. In the face of these changing perceptions regarding […]

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    Novelis and Smart Press Shop to Develop Closed-Loop Recycling System

    Novelis Inc. started a closed-loop recycling partnership with Smart Press Shop (SPS), a joint venture between Porsche AG and Schuler Group. The agreement will support the companies in supplying sustainable aluminum products to the automotive industry. “High-end car customers have a clear vision of what they expect manufacturers to provide, and in addition to premium […]

  • Figure 1. EOL cars that have been compacted in preparation for shredding and recycling.

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    Industry 4.0 for the Upcycling of Automotive Aluminum Scrap

    By Emily Molstad and Caleb Ralphs, VALIS Insights Inc., and Aaron Birt, Sean Kelly, and Diran Apelian, Solvus Global. The aluminum industry requires a drastic shift in business as usual to meet rapidly growing demand while significantly reducing emissions associated with production. The automotive industry highlights this shift, as utilization of aluminum for lightweighting and […]