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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 […]

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    Novelis Breaks Ground on Integrated Rolling Facility in U.S.

    Novelis Inc. broke ground and began construction on its $2.5 billion recycling and rolling plant in Bay Minette, Alabama. The new facility will be the first integrated rolling facility to be built in the U.S. in 40 years. “Through this investment, we want to demonstrate the strength of our growing customer partnerships, the commitment we have […]

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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 […]

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    Hydro Breaks Ground on New Recycling Plant in Hungary

    Hydro Extrusions held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its new aluminum recycling plant in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. The €88 million project will enable closed-loop recycling of both production and post-consumer aluminum scrap, which will be used to produce advanced alloys for extrusions used in the premium automotive segment. “Recycled aluminum is becoming more and […]

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    Alutrade Recovers 99% Pure Aluminum with Advanced X-Ray Sorting Technology

    Alutrade Ltd. installed a new sensor-based sorting machine at its Oldbury recycling plant in Birmingham, U.K. The equipment has enabled the company to achieve 99% pure aluminum for use in secondary aluminum production. As the UK’s largest independent aluminum recycling company, Alutrade processes 42,000 tons of waste annually. The plant’s infeed material is comprised of metal […]

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    Rio Tinto To Build New Recycling Center for Post-Consumer Scrap in Arvida

    Rio Tinto is investing US$29 million (C$35 million) to build a new aluminum recycling facility at its Arvida smelter in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada. The investment will enable the company to expand its offering of low-carbon aluminum solutions for customers in the automotive, packaging, and construction markets. “Investing in new recycling facilities in Arvida is another […]

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    Addressing the Problem of Greenwashing in the Aluminum Industry

    By Subodh Das, Phinix, LLC, and Martin Hartlieb, Viami International Inc. Environmental sustainability has become a major trend across aluminum and other industries. A vast majority of companies are aspiring to achieve lower carbon resources in their operations and products, based on circular economy and Paris Agreement parameters. Generally, this trend is positive. However, while […]