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    Hydro Partners with Mercedes-Benz to Reduce the CO2 in Vehicles

    Hydro and Mercedes-Benz are working on a joint technology roadmap to develop aluminum solutions approved for automotive applications with a CO2 footprint below 3.0 kgCO2/kg Al. The mutual ambition is to approach near-zero aluminum by 2030. Hydro has been supplying Mercedes-Benz with aluminum components for many years, and the aluminum supplier will deliver its first […]

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    Velux Group Takes Steps to Decarbonize Aluminum in Roof Windows

    Velux Group is a Danish company that produces roof windows, flat-roof windows, and accessories. Recently, the company has seen considerable growth, as more and more homeowners renovate their homes by expanding into attic or roof spaces. With buildings accounting for almost 40% of CO2 emissions, Velux realizes that it was crucial to consider the full […]

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    Hydro Powers Its Extrusion Operations with Solar

    Hydro Extrusions is a major worldwide manufacturer of tailored aluminum profiles for a wide range of industries, from building and construction to automotive, transportation, electronic, maritime, and beyond. In Europe alone, the company operates 40 plants across 16 countries—making it the largest extruder on the continent. In response to demands from sustainability-minded customers, Hydro has […]

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    European Aluminum Smelters Face Closures

    By Alton Tabereaux, Contributing Editor. The European primary aluminum industry has been deeply impacted by surging energy prices. This is due to a combination of factors, including increasing demand, skyrocketing natural gas prices, and insufficient quantities of affordable renewable (wind, solar, hydro) or nuclear energy. The invasion of Ukraine also significantly impacted supply chains, in […]

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    Hydro Breaks Ground on New Recycling Plant in Hungary

    Hydro Extrusions held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its new aluminum recycling plant in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. The €88 million project will enable closed-loop recycling of both production and post-consumer aluminum scrap, which will be used to produce advanced alloys for extrusions used in the premium automotive segment. “Recycled aluminum is becoming more and […]

  • Two 4,000-ton screw presses are the heart of the Bharat Forge Aluminum USA’s new production line in North Carolina. (Source: Bharat Forge Aluminum USA.)

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    Automotive Lightweighting for Forgers

    By Dean M. Peters, Contributing Writer. For decades automotive companies have been seeking ways to reduce the weight of various classes of vehicles in order to improve vehicle efficiency and fuel economy and reduce carbon emissions. Recently, the forging industry has taken a closer look at its technologies and processes to see how it can […]

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    Hydro to Build New Automotive Extrusion Press in Denmark

    Hydro Extrusions is investing NOK 300 million (EUR 29 million) to expand its plant in Tønder, Denmark, with the installation of a new state-of-the-art extrusion press. The expansion project will enable the company to better serve the European automotive and electric vehicle market. “The Tønder plant is an important part of our automotive network, supplying […]

  • Hydro breaks ground on its aluminum recycling facility in Germany (L-R): Trond Olaf Christophersen, head of Recycling; Eivind Kallevik, executive vice president; Thomas Stuerzebecher, managing director of the Rackwitz facility; and Christian Schmidt, head of Recycling Technology & Project Management — all from Hydro Aluminium Metal.

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    Hydro Broke Ground on the Expansion of its Rackwitz Recycling Plant

    Hydro held a groundbreaking ceremony, marking the start of construction of a €40 million expansion of its aluminum recycling plant in Rackwitz, Germany. The expansion will enable the plant to increase production of HyForge forging stock, while also increasing the use of post-consumer, end of life scrap. “With more automotive customers putting emphasis on sustainability, […]

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    Stockholm Designer Introduces T Shelf Made with Recycled Aluminum

    FormaFantasma, an Italian design studio led by Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, used aluminum extrusions in its design of a unique shelving system for Hem, an independent design brand and platform for progressive thinking. The two companies worked with Hydro during the development stage. Sustainable Design When designing the T Shelf system, FormaFantasma and Hem […]