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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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    Productive and Sustainable Alumina Production

    Editor’s Note: On August 3rd, 1888, Austrian chemist Karl Josef Bayer working in Saint Petersburg, Russia was granted German patent 43977 for his invention involving a process for the production of aluminum hydroxide. At the time, his invention was used by the textile industry that made use of aluminum hydroxide as a dye fixative. Other […]

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    China’s Search for Bauxite Deficit Solutions

    In 2015, China produced just over half of the world’s aluminum and its demand for bauxite has been increasing year-on-year, according to a report from Roskill Information Services. Following Indonesia’s decision to implement a ban on the export of unprocessed ores, China turned to Malaysia in an attempt to fill the void in its bauxite […]