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    Albras Restarts Primary Aluminum Production Line in Brazil

    The Albras primary aluminum facility in Brazil restarted operation of one of its production lines, after a fire caused power outage in March forced the shutdown of 25% of capacity. The plant’s three other lines were unaffected and there were no injuries. Albras is 51% owned by Hydro and 49% owned by Nippon Amazon Aluminum. The smelter […]

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    Hydro Acquires Arconic’s Extrusion Plants in Brazil

    Hydro Extruded Solutions AS has agreed to acquire the Latin America Extrusions (LAE) business from Arconic Inc., which includes two extrusion plants in Utinga and Tubarão in southern Brazil. Combined, the two plants have one casthouse, seven extrusion presses ranging from 7 to 14 inches and value-added capabilities, as well as more than 600 employees. Hydro believes this acquisition will […]

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    International Aluminum Congress in Brazil – Call for Papers

    The 7th International Aluminum Congress and ExpoAlumínio 2016, accompanied by ALUMINIUM Brazil, will be held at the São Paulo Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in São Paulo, Brazil, on June 7-9, 2016. Brazilian and global industry professionals, academic representatives, and researchers will gather together at the International Aluminum Congress to showcase the latest technological breakthroughs […]