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    Aluminum Dynamics Breaks Ground and Orders New Equipment for Its Mississippi Rolling Plant

    Steel Dynamics Inc. broke ground on its new aluminum rolling facility in Columbus, Mississippi. This is the first time that Steel Dynamics will enter the flat rolled aluminum products market. Operating under the name Aluminum Dynamics, the new rolling facility will focus on the production of aluminum sheet for cans, vehicles, and industrial applications. The […]

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    Aluminum Rolled Product Applications and Technology

    Editors Note: Aluminum and its alloys are passed through hot and cold rolling mills throughout the world to make thinner and longer products in the direction of rolling for a variety of applications in a range of lengths, thicknesses, and widths. In the rolling process, the aluminum slab may end up as either a hot […]

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    AZZ to Build a New Aluminum Coil Coating Facility in Missouri

    AZZ Inc. plans to construct a new aluminum coil coating facility at the new Oldenburg Industrial Park located in Washington, MO. The new facility will support the company in more effectively serving the growing aluminum market. “Aluminum coil coating is an important strategic initiative for AZZ, benefitting from secular sustainability tailwinds,” said Tom Ferguson, chief […]

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    Advanced Annealing for Flat Rolled Aluminum: Interview with Piotr Skarbinski, SECO/WARWICK

    During the aluminum rolling process, it is sometimes necessary to either partially or fully anneal the sheet metal in order to adjust the microstructure and ensure to the formability of the final sheet product. In this interview, Piotr Skarbinski, managing director, SECO/WARWICK Aluminum Solutions, discusses the annealing process and the benefits of the company’s Vortex® annealing […]

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    Metal Exchange Corporation Acquires Medalco Metals

    Metal Exchange Corporation (MEC), headquartered in St. Louis, MO, acquired Medalco Metals Inc., a U.S.-based distributor of light gauge aluminum rolled products. Medalco will operate as a division of MEC. “Medalco’s specialty products and unwavering commitment to customer service align with Metal Exchange’s business model and growth strategy,” said Vijay Natarajan, executive vice president of MEC’s […]

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    Secat and Innoval to Host Aluminum Rolling Training Course

    Secat Inc. and Innoval Technology are jointly offering an Aluminum Rolling Technology Training Course from March 28 to April 1 in Lexington, KY. This five day course designed to increase participant’s knowledge of aluminum rolling operations. The Aluminum Rolling Technology Training Course will help aluminum anodizers reduce downtime and improve product quality because they will […]

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    Roll-Forming of Aluminum Alloy Sheet

    Roll-forming is a manufacturing process that is typically used to manufacture components such as construction panels, structural beams, garage doors, decking, and/or any other component having a formed profile. A roll-forming production process ordinarily operates at room temperature and may be implemented by using a roll-forming machine having work rolls in sequence that receive and […]

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    December 2021

    Cover The aluminum can is seeing increased popularity and demand, powered by its inherent sustainability and recyclability. As UACJ Corporation, which provided the photo notes, “Aluminum Lightens the World.” See can articles beginning on page 6. Articles Vobev Introduces Innovative Model for Aluminum Beverage Can Production By Andrea Svendsen Page 6 Aluminum Can Market Sees […]

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    Novelis Invests in Upgrade of Oswego Operations to Meet Growing Demand for Aluminum

    Novelis Inc. will invest approximately $130 million to upgrade its operations in Oswego, NY, to meet growing customer demand for sustainable, aluminum flat rolled products. The project enables Novelis to increase hot mill capacity by 124,000 tonnes at the plant, which serves the can, automotive, and specialty products markets, as well as enhance finishing capabilities for automotive […]