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    HRL Laboratories is First to Register New 3D-Printed Aluminum Alloy

    HRL Laboratories, LLC in Malibu, California, obtained the first ever registration of an additive aluminum alloy from the Aluminum Association. The new “purple sheets” — the first new material registration record in nearly 20 years — will provide clear chemical designations for aluminum powder used in 3D printing. The company will be granted registration number […]

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    U.S. Issues Quota-Free Removal of Section 232 Tariffs for Canada and Mexico

    The U.S. government announced the complete and permanent lifting of Section 232 tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico, without imposing quotas to cap imports at a certain level. In return, the countries agreed to drop all pending litigation with the World Trade Organization regarding the Section 232 tariffs. The leaders of three North America aluminum associations […]

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    Aluminum Association Releases New Policy Roadmap for U.S. Aluminum Industry

    The Aluminum Association released a brand-new roadmap — The Aluminum Agenda: A Policy Roadmap for a Competitive U.S. Aluminum Industry — which lays out principles and policy goals for a sustainable U.S. aluminum sector in the 21st century. “The aluminum industry is a real bright spot for U.S. manufacturing,” said Michelle O’Neill, senior vice president, global […]

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    Aluminum Association Introduces First-Ever Material Designation System for 3D Printing

    The Aluminum Association will release its first new material registration record in nearly 20 years. The new “purple sheets” will provide clear chemical designations for aluminum powder used in 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. The purple sheets are the newest addition to the Association’s long-running “rainbow sheet” series, which provides alloy designations and […]

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    Aluminum Association Releases Molten Aluminum Transportation Guidelines

    According to the Aluminum Association, with smelters curtailing production in the U.S., over-the-road transportation of molten aluminum has increased. Many aluminum companies have realized the benefits of receiving molten aluminum that has been delivered efficiently and safely straight to their door. Every day molten aluminum is being delivered in America. With the molten aluminum typically […]

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    USITC Decision on Unfairly Traded Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet Imports From China

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) reached a unanimous determination that U.S. producers have been materially injured by unfairly-traded imports of common alloy aluminum sheet from the People’s Republic of China. As a result, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) will issue unfair trade orders on imports of common alloy aluminum sheet from China in […]

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    The Aluminum Association’s Continued Commitment to Safety

    The Aluminum Association just released the 2018 Molten Metal Incident Report covering calendar year 2017. The report also summarizes historical data for the years 1980 through 2016. It highlights the predominant hazards that result in explosions during molten aluminum management worldwide, incorporating roughly 300 aluminum plants in 20 countries. Though not a statistical representation of […]

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    U.S. Industry Representatives Discuss the Effects of Section 232 Tariffs and USMCA

    During a Capitol Hill Briefing in Washington D.C. on November 27th, representatives from the Aluminum Association, manufacturers, farmers, and end customers addressed the the U.S. International Trade Commission on how the Section 232 tariffs on aluminum and steel have impacted the U.S. industry and urging the commission to eliminate or provide exemptions for these tariffs through the U.S.-Mexico-Canada […]

  • Aluminum Association Updates Registration Records – Teal, Pink and Light Green Sheets

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    Aluminum Association Updates Registration Records – Teal, Pink and Light Green Sheets

    The Aluminum Association has updated three of its registration records commonly known as the Teal, Pink and Light Green Sheets, which are available in the Association Bookstore. The Teal Sheets: International Alloy Designations and Chemical Composition Limits for Wrought Aluminum and Wrought Aluminum Alloys — This registration record is the defining source for the designations […]