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    Podcast Series Presents ‘All Things Anodizing’

    The Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) is introducing a new podcast series called Ano-Talk: All Things Anodizing, which aims to educate and inform both anodizing industry professionals and end users. The series will delve into topics covering a wide range of information about anodizing. The audio format will give the AAC another convenient way to reach its various […]

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    IAI Releases 2020 Total Global Primary Aluminum and Alumina Production Data

    The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) has released its annual global statistics for both primary aluminum and alumina production, covering the year 2020. The latest dataset is available on the IAI website. Primary Aluminum Production The IAI data shows that Covid-19 did not lead to a reduction in global aluminum production in 2020. Production in China […]

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    The Shapemakers Podcast Covers All Things Aluminum Extrusion

    Nowadays, you can find podcasts on a plethora of topics, ranging from political gabfests to celebrity interviews. Podcasts are excellent resources for those who travel often and want to listen to something that focuses on topics that interest them, instead of aimlessly flipping through the radio dial. The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has hopped on […]

  • Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) 2021 Buyers' Guide

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    AAC Releases 2021 Buyers’ Guide

    The Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) has released the 2021 edition of the AAC Buyers’ Guide. This comprehensive directory of AAC members is an essential resource for manufacturers that need to source an anodized finish for their products. “The AAC Buyer’s Guide is the go-to publication for all manufacturers using anodized finishes in their products,” said […]

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    Combilift Now Lifts Imagination and Innovation While Encouraging Kids to Read

    Combilift, a specialized forklift company headquartered in Monaghan, Ireland, released a new children’s book just in time for Christmas. With its unique portfolio of forklifts, Combilift wants to revolutionize the way businesses handle and store materials, especially long and awkward loads, or when space is limited.  Combilift trucks are a popular option in the aluminum industry […]

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    IAI Publishes New Fatigue Risk Management Guidelines for the Aluminum Industry

    The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) published new operational safety information. “Guidelines for Developing Fatigue Risk Management (FRM) Systems.” The guidelines were designed to help IAI member companies and other industry stakeholders develop a systematic approach to managing employee fatigue in the workplace. “There is overwhelming evidence that fatigue, a consequence of lack of sleep, negatively impacts the […]

  • Four Keys to Circular Recycling: An Aluminum Container Design Guide.

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    Aluminum Container Design Guide Outlines Keys to Circular Recycling

    Demand for aluminum cans is growing across the U.S., and beverage can manufacturers are currently working to expand production in order to meet this demand. In light of these trends, the Aluminum Association released a new paper, Four Keys to Circular Recycling: An Aluminum Container Design Guide. “We are happy that more and more consumers […]

  • Aluminum Association-Understanding Aluminum Extrusion Tolerances

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    The Aluminum Association Releases New Video Series on Aluminum Extrusion Tolerances

    The Aluminum Association released a new video series showcasing how to properly measure aluminum extrusion tolerances to industry standards. The series contains five videos, each focusing on a different tolerance measurement, including twist, straightness, flatness, and metal and spacing dimensions for solid and hollow profiles. Filmed at the Hydro extrusion plant in Cressona, PA, the videos […]