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    The Aluminum Association Releases New Video Series on Aluminum Extrusion Tolerances

    The Aluminum Association released a new video series showcasing how to properly measure aluminum extrusion tolerances to industry standards. The series contains five videos, each focusing on a different tolerance measurement, including twist, straightness, flatness, and metal and spacing dimensions for solid and hollow profiles. Filmed at the Hydro extrusion plant in Cressona, PA, the videos […]

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    Europe Takes Steps to Combat Unfair Trade from China

    The European Commission announced aluminum extrusions from China will be subject to registration by national customs authorities as of August 25th, 2020, as part of an ongoing antidumping investigation. On February 14th, the European Commission opened an antidumping investigation into aluminum extrusions originating from China — following a complaint made by European Aluminium. The complaint alleged […]

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    U.S. Reimposes 232 Tariffs on Canada

    The U.S. White House announced it would reinstate Section 232 tariffs on P1020 aluminum from Canada. This decision comes after the recent signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Section 232 tariffs were initially imposed in 2018, with exemptions later granted to Canada and Mexico in 2019.  For many in the aluminum industry, the reimposition of 10% tariffs at this stage is […]

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    USMCA Implemented Amidst Fears Tariffs Will Be Reimposed on Canada

    The Aluminum Association applauded the implementation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), calling it an historic achievement for the North American aluminum industry. The agreement, ratified by all three countries, officially went into effect on July 1, 2020. “We greatly appreciate the efforts of the U.S., Canadian, and Mexican governments in ensuring this trade agreement guarantees […]

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    ARTICLE: Ensuring Accurate Life Cycle Analysis for Automotive Lightweighting

    By Jinlong “Marshall” Wang, Aluminum Association; Jessica Sanderson, Novelis North America; Chris Moore, Consultant for Arconic; Duncan Pitchford, Hydro North America; Jerome Fourmann, Rio Tinto North America; Karah Davenport, Stratacomm; and Kenneth Martchek, Martchek Consulting The steel industry has made sensational life cycle assessment (LCA) claims about its products in automotive lightweighting applications over comparable […]

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    Associations Call for Aluminum to Be Labelled an Essential Industry

    The Aluminum Association released “American Aluminum Jobs: Essential to the Nation,” which provides a framework for policymakers developing economic stimulus and other programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The document underscores the essential nature of U.S. aluminum production, fabrication and recycling and calls for a number of measures to support the industry during the […]

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    U.S. Aluminum Industry Files Unfair Trade Cases Against Imports of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from 18 Countries

    The Aluminum Association’s Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet Trade Enforcement Working Group filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions against 18 countries, including Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey. The antidumping petitions allege that common alloy aluminum sheet from these countries was dumped […]

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    European Union Opens Anti-Dumping Investigation on Aluminum Extrusions from China

    The European Commission initiated an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports into the European Union of aluminum extrusions originating in the People’s Republic of China. Their action follows similar efforts by the U.S., Canada, Australia, and several other countries across the world. The investigation follows a complaint by European Aluminium whose member companies are negatively impacted by […]

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    ARTICLE: Update on the Aluminum Industry Response to Climate Change

    By John Grandfield, Grandfield Technology. Introduction Climate change has brought the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of aluminum smelting into sharp focus. Other important sustainability issues include bauxite residue dam integrity, waste disposal (spent potling, dross, etc.), water consumption, working conditions, biodiversity, etc. In this article, past work to reduce GHG emissions is examined together with […]