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    Novelis Creates Automotive Closed-Loop Recycling System with Volvo Cars

    Novelis implemented a closed-loop recycling system with Volvo Cars in 2019. Through the closed-loop system, the companies work together to take back Volvo’s production scrap. This reduces the company’s dependence on primary aluminum input, reduces the CO2 footprint of the aluminum sheet delivered to Volvo Cars by 78%, and ensures that their production scrap remains in the value-chain and […]

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    Automobile Associations Join to Create the Alliance for Automotive Innovation

    The Association of Global Automakers and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers — the two largest automotive trade associations — are merging to form a new association that will leverage the expansive history of both organizations while creating a single, unified industry voice, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation. The new association will represent automotive and parts manufacturers […]

  • Rio Tinto - Revolution-AL Wheel

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    Rio Tinto Develops New Alloy for High Strength Car Wheels

    Rio Tinto received the first order for its Revolution-Al™, a new high strength aluminum alloy developed to make lighter weight car wheels. The development of the new alloy was five years in the making, representing the company’s commitment to innovation. The project was carried out in cooperation with the company’s customers, who helped trial and test […]

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    Gränges to Acquire Flat Rolled Producer Aluminium Konin

    Gränges AB signed an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of the company Impexmetal S.A., which includes Polish flat rolled aluminum producer Aluminium Konin and certain other assets, from the Boryszew Group. The SEK 2.3 billion (US$245 million) acquisition will strengthen Gränges’ product offering and presence in Europe and provide a strong position in new attractive niche markets. […]

  • Aluminum Content in European Passenger Cars

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    Aluminum Content in European Cars up 20%

    A new study, “Aluminum Content in European Passenger Cars,” published by European Aluminium estimates that the average aluminum content of European produced cars will reach nearly 180 kg in 2019, a 20% increase since 2016. The study also forecasts the average aluminum content will further increase to almost 200 kg per vehicle by 2025. The […]

  • Automotive Aluminum Body Sheet Course

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    Automotive Aluminum Advisors Announces New Aluminum Body Sheet Course

    Automotive Aluminum Advisors introduced its first Aluminum Body Sheet Course designed to help automakers and their suppliers gain an edge and win with aluminum. The inaugural course will be held on February 11-12, 2020 at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. The two-day course is designed for the continuing education of automakers and […]

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    Land Rover’s Aluminum Intensive Defender is Built Strong

    The new Land Rover Defender raises the bar for on-road dynamics. Its purpose-engineered architecture is based on a lightweight aluminum monocoque chassis to create the stiffest body structure the brand has ever produced. The Defender’s structure is three times stiffer than traditional body-on-frame designs and has been engineered to withstand extreme conditions. The in-body chassis […]

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    Automotive Technology Roadmap Presents a Mixed-Material Future

    The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) published Technology Roadmap: Materials and Manufacturing, which forecasts materials and manufacturing trends based on the CAR team’s internal research and a thorough analysis of available industry reports. The study conclusions were achieved with critical input from a group of subject matter experts. The Technology Roadmap notes that a number of […]

  • Novelis Broke Ground On the Expansion of Its Aluminum Recycling Capabilities

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    Novelis Broke Ground On the Expansion of Its Aluminum Recycling Capabilities

    Novelis Inc. broke ground on a $36 million investment to expand and upgrade recycling capacity at its facility in Greensboro, Georgia. The investment will expand the company’s capabilities in automotive closed-loop recycling, a process to take aluminum scrap created during stamping and recycle it for new vehicle production. Closing the loop preserves the value of the […]