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    Scepter Partners with Novelis to Support U.S. Recycling

    Scepter, Inc. formed a multi-year metal supply agreement with Novelis, through which the company will supply more than 200,000 tons of aluminum ingot with up to 95% recycled content. Novelis will utilize this ingot to roll and finish high quality sheet products for the aluminum beverage can and food container industry in the U.S. “Scepter […]

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    Matalco Launches New Remelt Plant in Wisconsin

    Matalco Inc., a division of the Giampaolo Group, started up production at its new $80 million remelt and casting facility in Wisconsin Rapids, WI — making it the company’s fifth production plant in North America. The greenfield facility is capable of producing over 250 million lbs of billet or rolling ingot per year and is […]

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    Novelis Completes Aluminum Rolling and Recycling Expansion in Brazil

    Novelis Inc. completed its $150 million investment project to expand both aluminum rolling and recycling capacity at its facility in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil—the largest such complex in South America.  “This project reaffirms Novelis’ commitment to serve the growing South American market with high-quality, innovative, low-carbon, sustainable aluminum solutions,” said Francisco Pires, senior vice president, Novelis Inc. and President, […]

  • Hydro’s Rackwitz aluminum recycling plant - aluminum forging stock

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    Hydro to Begin Producing Forging Stock at Its Rackwitz Recycling Plant

    Hydro is investing EUR 40 million to expand its Rackwitz recycling plant near Leipzig, Germany, to enable the production of HyForge™ forging stock. The expansion will significantly increase the use of post-consumer aluminum scrap and will serve automotive customers with smaller-diameter, high-quality billets that may be forged directly into high-quality automotive components. “After successfully introducing […]

  • Hydro-aluminum billet recycling

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    Hydro to Build Aluminum Recycling Plant in the U.S.

    Hydro signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Midwest Energy and Communications (MEC) to acquire a property in the Cassopolis, Michigan. The company plans to use the property to build a new state-of-the-art, greenfield aluminum recycling plant for the production of aluminum extrusion billet. The move is a key step towards Hydro’s ambition of doubling […]

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    Worldwide Post-Consumer Aluminum Scrap Intake Surpasses 20 Million Tonnes

    The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) released an update of its Material Flow Model, which reveals new data on global scrap usage within the aluminum industry. The new data shows a record 20 million tonnes of post-consumer scrap intake in 2019 — representing about 60% of total scrap intake. This increased usage of post-consumer scrap avoids […]