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    North American Aluminum Demand Increased in 2022

    The Aluminum Association released preliminary estimates showing 4.8% year-over-year demand growth for the aluminum industry in North America (U.S. and Canada) in 2022. This outpaced overall estimated 2.7% gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the U.S. in 2022. While estimates show year-over-year growth, the report indicates a slowdown in demand for the second half of […]

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    U.S. Imposes 200% Tariffs on Russian Aluminum Imports

    On Friday, February 24, 2023, the U.S. government joined the European Union and other nations in imposing new sanctions on Russia — marking the one year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The new sanctions target a variety of sectors, including a 200% tariff on aluminum imports from Russia and products from third-countries that incorporate […]

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    Emerging Challenges in Copper Bring Opportunity for Aluminum

    By Peter Pollak, The Aluminum Association (Retired). According to goals announced by the U.S. and European Union, there are widespread commitments to eliminate global carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. An important aspect of achieving a net-zero emissions goal within this time frame is electrifying the global vehicle fleet and switching power generation to renewable energy […]

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    North American Industry on Pace to Achieve Record Levels of Aluminum Demand

    As part of its monthly Aluminum Situation report, the Aluminum Association released preliminary estimates showing 6.6% year-to-date demand growth for the aluminum industry in North America (U.S. and Canada) through the first half of 2022. This is a nearly 8% year-over-year increase over 2021 estimates. Since 2021, Aluminum Association member companies have announced more than […]

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    Registration Opens for the Fall 2022 Casthouse Safety Workshop

    The Aluminum Association is holding their next Casthouse Safety Workshop on October 18-19, 2022 at the Embassy Suites Nashville SE in Murfreesboro, TN. The event provides essential information for anyone who has accountability in any area of molten aluminum management. This workshop series is the global benchmark in safety training for the molten aluminum environment. […]

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    Casthouse Safety Workshop Provides Benchmark in Safety Training

    The Aluminum Association will convene its next Casthouse Safety Workshop on October 18-19, 2022 in Nashville, TN. This workshop series is a global benchmark in safety training for the molten aluminum environment — making it a must-attend event for anyone with accountability in any area of molten aluminum management. Topics covered in detail include: Molten […]

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    Proper Handling and Management of Aluminum Fines

    By Alex Lowery, Contributing Editor. The accumulation of aluminum fines in manufacturing spaces is commonplace throughout the industry. Polishing, cutting, grinding, sawing, casting, shredding, melting, sanding, and conveyance are among the activities that can generate aluminum fines. For decades, aluminum fines were simply considered a nuisance—just a housekeeping issue to be swept up and placed […]

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    Drive Aluminum Releases New Automotive Aluminum Roadmap

    The Aluminum Association‘s Automotive Transportation Group (ATG) released its 2022 Roadmap for Automotive Aluminum, which details short-, mid-, and long-term research and development (R&D) priorities in support of automotive customers. The roadmap identifies pathways and prioritizes opportunities for critical collaboration among aluminum suppliers, recyclers, automakers, policymakers, non-governmental organizations, and other industry stakeholders to drive innovation […]

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    The U.S. and European Union Initiate New Trade Plan to Fight Climate Change

    The U.S. and the European Union (EU) announced a new agreement aimed at re-establishing historical transatlantic trade flows for aluminum and steel, as well as the negotiation of an arrangement to address carbon intensity and global overcapacity. In a joint statement, the U.S. and European Union noted, The European Union and the United States have […]