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    Constellium Expands Automotive Aluminum Production in the Czech Republic

    Constellium celebrated the expansion of its facility in Decin, Czech Republic, which includes the installation of a new casthouse and extrusion press to serve the growing market for automotive aluminum. This has significantly increased the plant’s total extrusion and recycling capacity, enabling it to enhance its production of structural solutions for the automotive and engineering industries. […]

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    Hindalco, Phinergy and IOP to Partner on Aluminum-Air Batteries for EVs

    Hindalco Industries Limited, part of Aditya Birla Group, signed an MOU with Phinergy, a leading Israeli pioneer in aluminum-air battery technology, and IOC Phinergy Private Limited, a joint venture between Phinergy and PSU Indian Oil Corporation. Under the MOU, the companies will partner on research and development and pilot the production of aluminum plates for […]

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    LOTTE Aluminum to Build Aluminum Foil Plant in Kentucky

    LOTTE Aluminium Materials USA LLC plans to invest $238.7 million to build an aluminum foil manufacturing operation on 40 acres in the T.J. Patterson Industrial Park in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The new facility is a joint venture between LOTTE Aluminium and LOTTE Chemical, subsidiaries of LOTTE Group. The new manufacturing operation will focus on the production […]

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    Hydrovolt Starts Operation of Its EV Battery Recycling Plant

    Hydrovolt, a battery recycling joint venture between Hydro and Northvolt, has started commercial recycling operations at its plant in Fredrikstad, Norway. The new facility provides a sustainable solution for handling end-of-life electric vehicles (EVs). “Hydrovolt represents a milestone on Norway’s trailblazing journey towards widespread electric transportation,” said Peter Qvarfordt, CEO of Hydrovolt. “Norway has been […]

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    April 2022

    Cover Extrusion-lined entryway to the new Museum of Modern Aluminum (MoMA) in Nonthabun, Thailand. The museum is a nod to Thailand’s past aluminum industry, while also aiming to showcase the futuristic aspects of the metal’s applications. Extrusions are used inside and outside the building to stunning effect. See article on page 50. Articles INTEX Reinvents […]

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    Electric Vehicle Material Selection for Chassis and Suspension Components

    By Andrew Halonen, Mayflower Consulting LLC. Regardless of whether a vehicle features an electric or internal combustion engine (ICE), there are many factors that affect the fuel efficiency and range in its design. Efficiency losses can come in many forms, but are generally affected by factors such as aerodynamics, rolling resistance, friction losses, and weight. […]

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    Aluminum for Electric Vehicle Technology

    Editor’s Note: Much has changed in the automotive world since the last time that Light Metal Age spotlighted patents focused on the role of aluminum in electric vehicles (EVs). More and more automakers and suppliers are devoting their intellectual and financial resources toward EV production. As a result, automakers are displacing or at least minimizing […]

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    June 2021

    Cover Casting of aluminum billet at Western Extrusions’ new casthouse in Carrollton, TX. The new automated casting line enables the extruder to control its own billet supply, increase its use of recycled scrap, achieve high sustainability, and ensure the safety of its personnel. See article on page 6. Articles Western Extrusions’ New Highly Automated Casthouse […]

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    Searching for a Better Battery: Researchers Consider Aluminum as a Lithium Alternative

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. With a growing worldwide focus on sustainability, the automotive industry has been shifting its designs towards more environmentally friendly models. The initial focus was on lightweighting using aluminum, magnesium, higher strength steels, and other materials in order to improve fuel economy. Much of the current attention is now focused on […]