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  • 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 […]

  • Corrosion of Aluminium - Christian Vargel

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    Book Review: Corrosion of Aluminium, Second Edition

    Author: Christian Vargel Publisher: Elsevier Science (2020) Review by Joseph C. Benedyk, Editor In a paradoxical sense, corrosion of aluminum should be a non-issue to many users of aluminum and its alloys, as it is normally considered to be protected by a passive oxide coating that resists corrosion under many conditions. As Christian Vargel shows […]

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    AEC Releases Two New White Papers on Aluminum Extrusions in the Built Environment

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) released two new white papers as part of its “Aluminum Extrusions in the Built Environment” series. The series is intended to help building and construction professionals better understand the advantages of and details relating to aluminum extrusions used in commercial construction applications. The two new papers are Aluminum Extrusions: Viruses […]

  • AEC Releases 2020 Extrusion Buyer's Guide

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    AEC Releases 2020 Extrusion Buyer’s Guide

    Often, the aluminum extrusion process is the quickest and most cost-effective path from design through to the final product. Several factors influence the actual cost and lead-time of a specific die. The best combination of product performance, quality, and cost is achieved when the product designer, the die maker, the extruder, and the purchaser recognize each other’s requirements […]