• The Deeside aluminium recycling plant in the UK are getting ready to recycle even more post-consumer aluminium into new low-carbon products.

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    Hydro Makes Multiple Investments to Increase Aluminum Recycling Worldwide

    Hydro is focused on sustainability, having set ambitious climate, environmental, and social targets — including the goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Currently, the company is on track to meet this goal, with the expectation of reducing its emissions 10% by 2025 and 30% by 2030 (from a 2018 baseline). One of Hydro’s main […]

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    The Best Aluminum Weapon in Oslo

    Hydro unveiled its peace bench in City Hall Square in Oslo, Norway. Placed outside the Nobel Peace Center, the aluminum bench was designed as a tool for dialog, its semi-circular shape bringing those who sit on it closer together. The peace bench is named “The Best Weapon” after a quote by Nobel Peace Prize laureate […]

  • Hydro Suzhou aluminum extrusion plant in China

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    Hydro to Install New Automotive Extrusion Press in China

    Hydro plans to invest NOK 390 million (US$39.5 million) in a new extrusion press at its aluminum manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China. The project will will serve China’s growing automotive and electric vehicle market, as well as create 75 new jobs. “We’ve succeeded in building a platform in China toward the e-vehicle market, but we need […]

  • Hydro’s Rackwitz aluminum recycling plant - aluminum forging stock

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    Hydro to Begin Producing Forging Stock at Its Rackwitz Recycling Plant

    Hydro is investing EUR 40 million to expand its Rackwitz recycling plant near Leipzig, Germany, to enable the production of HyForge™ forging stock. The expansion will significantly increase the use of post-consumer aluminum scrap and will serve automotive customers with smaller-diameter, high-quality billets that may be forged directly into high-quality automotive components. “After successfully introducing […]

  • Hydro-aluminum billet recycling

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    Hydro to Build Aluminum Recycling Plant in the U.S.

    Hydro signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Midwest Energy and Communications (MEC) to acquire a property in the Cassopolis, Michigan. The company plans to use the property to build a new state-of-the-art, greenfield aluminum recycling plant for the production of aluminum extrusion billet. The move is a key step towards Hydro’s ambition of doubling […]

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    Aluminum Chair Made Using Superplastic Forming Method

    Hydro’s technical experts and British designer, Tom Dixon, teamed up on a challenge to make a 100% recyclable aluminum chair that could be shaped in one singular piece. The result is the HYDRO chair,  inspired by the automotive production technique known as superplastic forming. Hydro’s 5083T aluminum alloy was used for the chair since it […]

  • Hydro aluminum rolling business

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    Hydro to Sell Aluminum Rolling Business to KPS Partners

    Norsk Hydro ASA entered into an agreement to sell its Hydro Rolling business to KPS Capital Partners for €1.380 billion (approximately US$1.67 billion) on an enterprise value basis. “Hydro launched a strategic review of our Rolling business area in 2019, along with other strategic measures towards profitability and sustainability,” said Hilde Merete Aasheim president and […]

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    Aluminum Companies Implement Blockchain Technologies to Trace Sustainability

    Over the past several years, people around the world have showed an increased focus on and demand for more sustainable products. The aluminum industry has responded to this need by developing new technologies to improve the environmental performance of its operations, as well as introducing standards to measure the effect of these developments. Many primary […]

  • Figure 2. Demolition and removal of SPL from an aluminum cell cathode.

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    The SPL Waste Management Challenge in Primary Aluminum

    By Alton Tabereaux, Contributing Editor. Spent potlining (SPL) disposal is one of the largest environmental waste management challenges confronting worldwide primary aluminum smelters due to its toxicity. The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) asserts that 1.6 million tons of SPL were generated from primary aluminum production in 2019,1 making it the second largest waste volume produced […]