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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 […]

  • Audi E-Tron Assmebly

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    Hydro and Audi Jointly Commit to Sustainable Aluminum

    Hydro formed an agreement with Audi, through which the aluminum producer will supply sustainable aluminum sheet for the battery housing of the e-tron — Audi’s first fully electric car model. Both partners are pursuing sustainability as an important goal in their corporate strategy and together want to reduce CO2 emissions from the use of aluminum. By 2025, […]

  • EGA Al Taweelah smelter

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    EGA’s Al Taweelah Smelter Certified to ASI Sustainability Standard — First in the Middle East

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) achieved the internationally recognized ASI Performance Standard at its Al Taweelah smelter in the United Arab Emirates, demonstrating its commitment to environmental, social and governance performance. EGA is the first company in the Middle East to achieve a certification to the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) standard. “People around the world are rightly concerned […]

  • Hydro Extruded Solutions Hoogezand B.V. in the Netherlands has become the first aluminium extrusion company to be certified against ASI’s Performance Standard for environmental, social and governance performance.  which produces aluminium profiles as well as anodised and painted components, Aluminium extrusions are used in a wide range of sectors, including electronics, automotive, mass transit, bridge decking, telecommunications, renewable energy industries and more. With the ambition to offer fully certified Hydro aluminium to the market in 2019, Hydro Hoogezand is now the world’s first extrusion plant to obtain the Performance Standard certification by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). ASI is the highest internationally recognized standard for robust environmental, social and governance practices across the aluminium lifecycle of production, use and recycling. Hydro is currently in the process of certifying a total of 15 plants, with the ambition to offer fully ASI certified aluminium in 2019.  “We always strive to be frontrunners in our industry," said Svein Richard Brandtzæg,  As our customers need to reach their own sustainability targets and meet the demand from more climate-conscious end-consumers, we believe the market will increasingly demand the most responsible aluminium,” says Hydro’s President and CEO, . “Seen in combination with our carbon footprint being amongst the lowest of any aluminium company in the world, the ASI certification process further strengthens our dedication to sustainability and responsibility, all the way from bauxite extraction to production of advanced aluminium products and solutions,” says Brandtzæg. In 2017, Hydro launched two of the most sustainable aluminium alloys currently available on the market, the certified low-carbon products 4.0 and 75R. Hydro 4.0 guarantees a maximum carbon footprint of 4.0 CO2 per kg aluminium during its entire life cycle, while Hydro 75R contains a traceable percentage of minimum 75% post-consumer recycled content. Hydro also recently announced an investment to increase production of Hydro 75R at its plant in Azuqueca, Spain, as well as expanding remelt operations at its Slovalco aluminium plant in Slovakia for it to serve as a remelter for conversion scrap from extrusion plants in Central Europe. Hydro Extruded Solutions Hoogezand B.V. (Netherlands), which produces aluminium profiles as well as anodised and painted components, has become the first aluminium extrusion company to be certified against ASI’s Performance Standard for environmental, social and governance performance.  Aluminium extrusions are used in a wide range of sectors, including electronics, automotive, mass transit, bridge decking, telecommunications, renewable energy industries and more.  Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced the first aluminium extrusion plant to be successfully certified against its standards for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium, and the issuing of the 10th ASI Certificate. Located in the Netherlands, Hydro Extruded Solutions Hoogezand B.V. has 155 employees and its products/operations include extruded profiles, powder coating, anodised profiles, isolation and wrap line for special packaging, mechanical treatment and manufacturing of dies. The ASI Certification program was developed through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process and is the only comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminium value chain.  The independent, third-party audit of Hydro Extruded Solutions Hoogezand B.V. was carried out by GUTcert (AFNOR Group).   Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “ASI is delighted to congratulate Hydro Extruded Solutions on their successful ASI Certification of the Hoogezand operations.  Aluminium extrusions are one of the metal’s most versatile applications, finding use in an incredible variety of bespoke applications in both consumer and industrial markets.  This first ASI Certification for an extrusion company is thus an important milestone, and builds on the Hoogezand team’s strong customer relationships and commitment to responsible production.”  “We always strive to be frontrunners in our industry. As our customers need to reach their own sustainability targets and meet the demand from more climate-conscious end-consumers, we believe the market will increasingly demand the most responsible aluminium. Seen in combination with our carbon footprint being amongst the lowest of any aluminium company in the world, the ASI certification process further strengthens our dedication to sustainability and responsibility, all the way from bauxite extraction to production of advanced aluminium products and solutions,” said Hydro’s President and CEO, Svein Richard Brandtzæg.  https://aluminium-stewardship.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/ASI-Summary-Audit-Report-Hydro-Hoogezand-Netherlands-10.pdf

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    Hydro First Extruder to Achieve ASI Certification

    Hydro Extruded Solutions Hoogezand B.V. in the Netherlands has become the first aluminum extrusion company to be certified against Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s (ASI’s) Performance Standard for environmental, social, and governance performance. The facility has 155 employees and produces aluminum profiles as well as anodized and painted components for a wide range of sectors, including electronics, automotive, […]

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    Rio Tinto First to Achieve ASI Certification for Sustainable Practices

    Rio Tinto is the first company in the world to receive Performance Standard certifications under the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), a global program designed to ensure environmental, social, and governance standards are increasingly embedded in aluminum production, use and recycling. This follows an independent third party audit performed by BNQ (Bureau de Normalisation du Québec), which was […]

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    Arabal 2017: Advances in Primary Aluminum Technology and Sustainability

    By Andrew Hall, Alken. The 21st Arab International Aluminium Conference (Arabal 2017) took place at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Bandar hotel in Muscat, Oman over the period November 6-9, 2017. The event was hosted by Sohar Aluminium and held under the patronage of H.H. Sayyid Harib bin Thuwaini bin Shihab Al Said, assistant secretary general of […]

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    ASI Launches Certification Program Addressing Aluminum Sustainability

    The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) launched a new Certification program for the aluminum value chain, focused on responsible production, sourcing, and stewardship of this important industrial metal. The new Certification program will cover all stages of the value chain for aluminum, including bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminum smelting, semi-fabrication, product design and manufacturing, and recycling. “This […]

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    Leading Global Aluminum Organizations Sign MOU for Sustainable Aluminum Industry

    The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) and the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), a multi-stakeholder organization with the mission to foster responsible production, sourcing, and stewardship of aluminum, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate in their respective efforts to support continuous improvement in the performance of the global aluminum industry and the sustainable use and […]