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    USITC Releases Report on Competitive Conditions Affecting the U.S. Aluminum Industry

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) published Aluminum: Competitive Conditions Affecting the U.S. Industry, a report based on its recent 332 investigation conducted at the request of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. Focusing on the years 2011–15, the report assesses the strengths and weaknesses of major aluminum producing and exporting countries, provides qualitative and […]

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    Associations Comment on Section 232 Investigation on Aluminum Imports in the U.S.

    The Aluminum Association (AA), the Aluminium Association of Canada (AAC), and European Aluminium jointly issued the following statement on the Section 232 Investigation on the effects of aluminum imports on national security in the U.S. These organizations represent all major aluminum producers, fabricators and recyclers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe — an industry that […]

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    Aluminum Content in Cars Still Growing in Europe

    The aluminum content in cars to increase by up to 30% over the next ten years, according to a new Ducker Worldwide study. This surge is mainly from rolled and extruded products, where auto body sheet leads the growth with an expected increase of 110% over the same period. The growth is largely attributed to […]

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    Granting MES to China Would Jeopardize the EU’s Industrial Future — European Aluminium

    European Aluminium issued a statement regarding the deal under consideration by the European Commission for the steel sector in exchange for granting China the coveted Market Economy Status (MES). According to the organization, this approach ignores the enormous Chinese overcapacities in industries like aluminum and creates unfair distortions on the EU market. “The European Commission is […]

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    Sustainability Roadmap for the Aluminum Industry

    Pierre Vareille, European Aluminium Association chairman and CEO of Constellium, at the launch of the Sustainability Roadmap for the aluminum industry on April 23, 2015 discussed the aluminum effect — 75% of all of the aluminum ever produced is still in use today. Other video interviews from the Sustainability Roadmap event, include: Our Sustainability Roadmap: […]

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    Winners of the European Aluminium Award 2014 reveal the innovative strength of aluminum

    Every two years, the European Aluminium Awards are given to products or projects in which aluminum has been applied in an innovative manner. Industrial designers, manufactures, importers, architects, builders, and artists can enter the competition in various categories.Judging criteria includes originality and functionality of the use of materials, functionality of the product, design, durability (in […]

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    Discover surface quality knowledge and more in the December 2014 issue of LMA!

      The December 2014 issue of Light Metal Age is now available. The digital edition has been released to subscribers and the print edition will be shipped next week. The cover features as-rolled aluminum foil produced by Hydro’s Grevenbroich rolling mill in Germany. The foil is only 15 μm thick but completely free from grease. […]