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    An Overview of the ASI Standards Revision

    By Dr. Fiona Solomon and Thad Mermer, ASI. The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certification program, which includes the Performance Standard and the Chain of Custody Standard was launched in December 2017, following its development through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process. Currently, it is the only comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminum value chain. […]

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    Audi is the First Car Manufacturer to Receive the ASI Chain of Custody Standard

    Audi successfully achieved the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Chain of Custody Standard for its rolled material press shop operations at its production facilities in Neckarsulm and Ingolstadt, Germany. The company’s press shops use aluminum sheet material to manufacture automotive body panels for its vehicles. The scrap aluminum from these operations is collected in a separate […]

  • Buzon Pedestal International utilized Hydro EcoDesign to improve the gutter profiles in its product package, used here for the Hammersmith project in London.

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    Hydro Develops Method to Support Environmentally Friendly Aluminum Design

    Hydro has developed EcoDesign, a new method for the development of sustainable aluminum products. The method provides a means for creative collaboration between designers and materials engineers enabling them to improve the functionality of a product, as well as its social and environmental footprint. This complements the growing number of products and services the company is offering […]

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    LME Plans to Implement Low-Carbon Aluminum Trading

    The London Metal Exchange (LME) is planning to create a trading platform specifically designed for users who wish to source low-carbon aluminum — such as those operating in the transportation or packaging industries. In the primary aluminum industry, low carbon aluminum is typically determined as being aluminum produced using renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectricity, […]

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    ASI Initiates Standards Revision Process

    The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) is initiating a Standards Revision in 2020-2021 to review all of the 6 ASI Documents – Performance Standard and Guidance, Chain of Custody Standard and Guidance, Assurance Manual, and Claims Guide. The revision will include multiple rounds of consultation, with opportunities for all members and stakeholders to have input. The ASI Performance and Chain […]

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    Ball Corporation Continues Its Dedication to Sustainable Aluminum Packaging

    Ball Corporation is a supplier of innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage and other household products. The company showed strong results in 2019, with a 14% increase in operator earnings and a 5% increase in its global beverage can volumes. Over the past year, the company has announced the development of innovative packaging solutions, including […]

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    Rusal Pledges to Install Modern Gas Cleaning Systems

    UC Rusal plans to install over 20 state-of-the-art dry gas cleaning systems (DGCS) at its smelters by 2025. These advanced systems were developed by the company’s design and scientific divisions and the new equipment will allow the company to capture over 99.5% of hydrogen fluoride and solid fluorides. “This project is truly unique thanks to […]

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    Hydro Extrusion Lichtervelde Starts Operation of a New Melting Furnace

    The recycling of manufacturing and turnaround scrap is becoming more and more important within the extrusion industry. Hydro Extruded Solutions currently processes aluminum scrap at a number of facilities, with more than half of their extrusion production coming from recycled material. The company aims to have a total of 20 of its extrusion plants achieve Aluminium Stewardship […]