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    Polarization: Key to Network Order in Anodizing and Nature

    By Jude Mary Runge, CompCote International. Abstract Investigation of the long-range order induced by polarization in non-equilibrium systems, such as anodizing, reveals interesting parallels in equilibrium systems with naturally occurring order. Important to network order is the inward transfer entropy of each individual member of the network. This energy establishes the distance between each network […]

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    Aluminum Reflects Social Life at Oxford

    London-based architecture studio Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A) designed two buildings for the University of Oxford, U.K., that are wrapped in aluminum and etched glass to compliment the natural setting by reflecting the stone of the site’s historic setting. The two interconnected buildings completed in 2021 form part of the Wadham College campus and consist of […]

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    Why Anodizing is the Most Sustainable Surface Treatment for Aluminum

    By Dr. Anne Deacon Juhl, AluConsult and AnodizingSchool. The aluminum extrusion and sheet industries are playing an important role in reducing the negative impacts of industrial activities on the environment. This is for a variety of reasons, but is mainly due to the fact that, since aluminum’s fundamental properties do not change with repetitive melting, […]

  • Figure 4. The technology is being tested within a hospital setting to prove its anti-microbial capabilities.

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    A3 Surfaces Receives Financing to Commercialize Its Antimicrobial Anodizing Technology

    A3 Surfaces, located in Saguenay, Québec, Canada, will receive $4 million in financing from the Québec government and Desjardin Capital to support support the commercialization of antimicrobial anodized aluminum. This proprietary anodizing technology that aims to become a key factor in the fight against viral or bacterial disease transmission through a self-disinfecting biocidal surface treatment. […]

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    ET ’22 Continues to Celebrate Legacy of Extrusion Technology

    By Craig Werner, ET ’22 Chairman. The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and the ET Foundation are proud to be offering ET ’22, the 12th International Aluminum Extrusion Technology seminar and exhibition. This truly unique industry event will be held May 3-5, 2022 in Orlando, FL, providing an outstanding experience, rich with critical extrusion knowledge and […]

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    December 2021

    Cover The aluminum can is seeing increased popularity and demand, powered by its inherent sustainability and recyclability. As UACJ Corporation, which provided the photo notes, “Aluminum Lightens the World.” See can articles beginning on page 6. Articles Vobev Introduces Innovative Model for Aluminum Beverage Can Production By Andrea Svendsen Page 6 Aluminum Can Market Sees […]

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    Aluminum Camper Keeps Adventurers Warm

    Dutch camper-caravan maker, Lume Traveler, released its latest aluminum anodized box trailer just in time for winter. The LT540 Nordic is larger than Lume’s previous travelers and was made to handle camping all year round, even in the snow. Accordingly, it includes a full fledged kitchen for those that can’t cook outside for weather reasons, […]

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    October 2021

    Cover A magnetic stirring system installed within the double-chamber melting furnace at ABC Aluminum Solutions in Tijuana, Mexico. The company recently started operation of its new remelt and casting operation, which provides safe and environmentally friendly recycling of various scrap grades for the production of high quality billet. This billet is supplied  to its nearby […]

  • Figure 2. Top image shows a very fine grained microstructure and the image in the bottom a very coarse grained one—both found on the same aluminum part made of EN AW 6061 aluminum alloy.

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    Introduction to Anodizing Aluminum

    By Dr. Anne Deacon Juhl, AluConsult and AnodizingSchool. Editor’s Note: Aluminum manufacturers are not always consistently satisfied with the surface quality of the anodized extrusion and sheet products returned from their anodizers. The anodized products may have patchy surfaces, color variations, or corrosion pits, causing rejects, higher cost, and frustration. Therefore, it is crucial that […]