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    Ellwood Orders New Homogenizing Furnace for Its Phase Two Expansion

    Ellwood Aluminum ordered a new 200,000 lb batch homogenizing furnace for Phase 2 of their aluminum casthouse expansion in Hubbard, OH. When it started operation in early 2020, the new casthouse represented the company’s first entry into the aluminum melting and casting market. The facility is able to produce billet and slab, enabling the company […]

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    Logan Aluminum Installed a New Homogenizing Furnace for Aluminum Ingot

    Logan Aluminum Inc. installed a new heating and homogenizing furnace for aluminum ingots for its aluminum rolling facility in Russellville, Kentucky. The installation allows the company to expand its production of heat treated aluminum ingot for its rolling facility. Established in 1985, Logan Aluminum is currently owned by Novelis and Tri-Arrows Aluminum. With 40+ acres under […]

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    Constellium Expanding Aluminum Homogenizing Capacity in the Czech Republic

    Constellium Extrusions Dĕčín s.r.o. in the Czech Republic ordered a new continuous homogenizing furnace, including a helical ultrasonic testing station and billet saw for aluminum extrusion billets. The new furnace from Hertwich Engineering, a company of SMS group, will have a capacity of 9 tons/hour — considerably larger and more powerful than the 3 tons/hour furnace […]

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    Talum to Expand Aluminum Extrusion Billet Production

    Talum d.d., based in Kidričevo, Slovenia, is expanding its aluminum billet production with the order of a new continuous homogenizing furnace and a helical ultrasonic testing unit. The new plant will almost double the homogenizing capacity of the group. Company Profile Founded in 1942, Talum started operating a newly built aluminum electrolysis facility in 1954. […]

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    Continuous Homogenizing Plant Commissioned in Turkey

    Eti Aluminyum A.Ş. successfully commissioned a continuous homogenizing line from Hertwich Engineering at its Seydişehir plant in Turkey. The homogenizing line is part of a major investment to extend the company’s casthouse (which started operation in 2008) by building a fully integrated billet production facility for the extrusion industry. The expansion aims to meet demand for […]

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    Online Exclusive: Updated ET Paper

    Dr. V.I. Johannes and C.W. Jowett’s paper, “Temperature Distribution in Aluminum Extrusion Billets” (referenced in “Homogenization of Aluminum Alloy Extrusion Billet, Part III” in the April 2009 issue of LMA), has been updated by Johannes with corrections to the equations that originally appeared in the paper in the Proceedings of the Sixth International Extrusion Technology […]