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    Alba Introduces New Aluminum Alloy for Extrusion Customers

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) introduced a new aluminum alloy, 6060.HE, which is aimed for extrusion customers. Produced in a billet form with a wide range of applications in the construction sector, this new alloy provides a faster extrusion rate that will improve the process efficiency and productivity for its users. “We are pleased to be […]

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    Rio Tinto and Giampaolo Group Enter into Matalco Aluminum Recycling Joint Venture

    Rio Tinto and Giampaolo Group entered into an agreement to form a joint venture to manufacture and market recycled aluminum products. Under the terms of the agreement, Rio Tinto will acquire a 50% equity stake in Giampaolo Group’s wholly-owned Matalco business. The transaction reflects the joint venture partners’ shared commitment to meeting the increasing demand for […]

  • Figure 2. First cast of billet on the DC casting line at KM&M.

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    KM&M Launches New Facility for the Development of Specialty Alloys and Processes

    Kingston Metals & Materials Inc. (KM&M-Aluminum) started up a new aluminum facility in Kingston, ON, Canada (Figure 1). The company focuses on supporting the development of specialty aluminum alloys, products, and processes by providing equipment, analysis, and decades of expertise in one central operation. With the launch of this new facility, KM&M is now the […]

  • One of two 50 tonne tilting melting furnaces installed in SCM’s new remelt and casting plant. (All photos taken by Chip Jackson and Nick Harrison, SCM.)

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    SCM Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Casthouse and Extrusion Line

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Service Center Metals (SCM), an aluminum extrusion manufacturing company headquartered in Prince George, VA, is celebrating 20 years of continuous operation this year. As the company moves into its third decade, it is completing a $127 million investment in a new remelt and casting plant and new extrusion plant near […]

  • Exterior of Hydro's Sunndal plant, showing aluminum billet stacked in front

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    Company Profile: The Collaborative Triangle of Aluminum Innovation

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age. In a village in Norway called Sunndalsøra, nestled between a crystal blue fjord and two massive mountain ranges, lies Hydro Sunndal, the largest primary aluminum plant in Europe and one of the most modern. Overabundant water flowing down the mountains and the deep-sea fjord have provided the area with […]

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    Century Orders Automated Sawing Line for Aluminum Billet

    Century Aluminum Company ordered a fully automated sawing line and stacking and a packing system for aluminum billets. The new line will be installed in the casthouse at its smelter in Sebree, Kentucky. The investment is aimed at further enhance the facility’s operational efficiency. Century Aluminum is the largest manufacturer of primary aluminum products in […]

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    Rio Tinto to Expand Low-Carbon Aluminum Billet Production in Canada

    Rio Tinto is investing US$188 million (CA$240 million) in the expansion of its production capacity for low-carbon, high value aluminum billet at its Alma smelter in Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada, in response to growing demand for aluminum extrusions. “This expansion of our low-carbon aluminum billet production capacity in Quebec will allow us to better meet our […]

  • Vista Metals Breaks Ground on Casthouse Expansion Project

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    Vista Metals Georgia Breaks Ground on $30 Million Casthouse Expansion Project

    Vista Metals Georgia broke ground on a new $30 million casthouse expansion project at its Adairsville manufacturing facility in Georgia. The project will support the company in serving the aerospace extrusion, forging, and rolling markets. “Vista’s continued investments further demonstrate the commitment we have to our customers and the market space,” said Andrew Primack, president […]