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    12th AASTC in December to Highlight Smelting Technology

    The 12th Australasian Aluminium Smelting Technology Conference will be held in Queenstown, New Zealand on Dec 2-7, 2018. The conference is a unique opportunity to meet colleagues within the aluminum smelting industry, exchange concerns and share knowledge. As well as contributed papers, this conference is also famous for its in-depth examination and discussion of various […]

  • Alcoa Warrick aluminum smelter

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    World Primary Aluminum Production in 2017: The Beginning of U.S. Tariffs on Imported Aluminum

    By Alton Tabereaux, Contributing Editor. Production by Country As prices generally increased throughout 2017, world primary aluminum production increased 3.4% compared with the previous year (Table I). China is the world’s largest producer of electrolytic aluminum, making up over half of the global output. The terminal consumption of electrolytic aluminum in China is mainly concentrated in […]

  • Elysis

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    Alcoa and Rio Tinto Form Joint Venture to Develop Emissions-Free Aluminum Production Process

    Alcoa Corporation and Rio Tinto introduced a revolutionary process that could dramatically improve the carbon footprint of the primary aluminum process. The patent-protected technology, developed by Alcoa, is designed to eliminate all direct greenhouse gas emissions from the traditional aluminum smelting process. “This discovery has been a long-sought goal for the aluminum industry, and this announcement […]

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    Primary Aluminum Production

    Compiled and edited by Joseph C. Benedyk. U.S. Patents US9822457 — METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LINING THE CATHODE OF THE ELECTROLYTIC CELL — United Company RUSAL Engineering and Technology Centre LLC (Russia) — The invention relates to method and apparatus for lining the cathode of the electrolytic cell for primary aluminum production. The method comprises […]

  • The upgraded EcoSøderburg potroom at the IrkAZ smelter.

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    Developing Technologies for the Future: Interview with Victor Mann, UC Rusal

    UC Rusal has recently invested in the development and implementation of several cutting edge technologies in primary aluminum production and downstream processing at its facilities in Russia, as well as bringing a number of innovative products to the market. Victor Mann, who has been technical director of Rusal since 2005, is in charge of research and […]

  • Alcoa Warrick aluminum smelter

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    Alcoa Plans Partial Restart of Warrick Aluminum Smelter

    Alcoa Corporation plans to restart three of five potlines at its Warrick Operations aluminum smelter near Evansville, IN, which had been previously closed in March 2016. The remaining two potlines will be classified as curtailed capacity and will remain idle. The three restarted potlines will directly supply the Warrick rolling mill, which serves the North American […]

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    Alcoa Corporation Stands as Independent Upstream Aluminum Company

    Alcoa Inc. completed its separation into two standalone companies — Arconic Inc. and Alcoa Corporation (learn more about Arconic). Following its separation from Alcoa Inc. (now known as Arconic), Alcoa Corporation has begun operating as an independent, publicly-traded company producing bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products. “We are launching Alcoa Corporation as a world leader in […]

  • Heidi Brock. The Aluminum Association

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    Aluminum Association Calls for Action on Global Overcapacity at China Aluminum Week

    During Aluminum Week 2016, hosted by the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA) in Nanning City, Guangxi, China on October 26, Heidi Brock, president  and CEO of the Aluminum Association, addressed delegates with a call for action on global aluminum overcapacity. In her opening session remarks, Brock states, Aluminum is experiencing a once-in-a-generation expansion in realized […]

  • Rusal-Sayanogorsk

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    UC Rusal Launches New Generation Aluminum Electrolysis Pot Cell

    UC Rusal launched the first RA-550 pot, which is running at over 550 kA, at the Sayanogorsk aluminum smelter (SAZ) as part of a US$28 million project. “RA-550 is a reduction cell with a breakthrough design for future smelters and upgrade projects at Rusal’s existing smelting capacities,” said Victor Mann, Rusal’s technical director. “Alongside the technical and […]