• Aluminum Association-Understanding Aluminum Extrusion Tolerances

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    The Aluminum Association Releases New Video Series on Aluminum Extrusion Tolerances

    The Aluminum Association released a new video series showcasing how to properly measure aluminum extrusion tolerances to industry standards. The series contains five videos, each focusing on a different tolerance measurement, including twist, straightness, flatness, and metal and spacing dimensions for solid and hollow profiles. Filmed at the Hydro extrusion plant in Cressona, PA, the videos […]

  • Hydro's aluminium recycling plant in Azuqueca, Spain, where low-carbon Hydro CIRCAL is made. (Photo: Hydro)

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    Hydro is Ramping Up Production of CIRCAL Recycled Aluminum

    Hydro is ramping up additional aluminum recycling capacity at its plant in Azuqueca, Spain. The €10 million investment includes the installation of a new delacquering unit and melting furnace in order to produce Hydro CIRCAL — aluminum made with a minimum of 75% recycled, post-consumer scrap. “We are very pleased that we are able to ramp […]

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    Hell-Bent on Recycling Aluminum Cans

    On July 21st, HELL Energy Group, an energy and soft drink producer based in Hungary, together with the aluminum company Hydro, signed a contract to introduce the greenest beverage can in the world. According to HELL, the beverage can body sheet for the whole portfolio will be produced from Hydro CIRCAL, the prime-quality recycled aluminum […]

  • Hydro Albras aluminum smelter

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    Albras Restarts Primary Aluminum Production Line in Brazil

    The Albras primary aluminum facility in Brazil restarted operation of one of its production lines, after a fire caused power outage in March forced the shutdown of 25% of capacity. The plant’s three other lines were unaffected and there were no injuries. Albras is 51% owned by Hydro and 49% owned by Nippon Amazon Aluminum. The smelter […]

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    ARTICLE: Ensuring Accurate Life Cycle Analysis for Automotive Lightweighting

    By Jinlong “Marshall” Wang, Aluminum Association; Jessica Sanderson, Novelis North America; Chris Moore, Consultant for Arconic; Duncan Pitchford, Hydro North America; Jerome Fourmann, Rio Tinto North America; Karah Davenport, Stratacomm; and Kenneth Martchek, Martchek Consulting The steel industry has made sensational life cycle assessment (LCA) claims about its products in automotive lightweighting applications over comparable […]

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    Aluminum in Furniture, Then and Now

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age Aluminum has many valuable qualities. It is strong, lightweight, and can be used to create aesthetically pleasing products. The metal as a material for furniture design has a decades long history, and in recent years it has been utilized both for its visual appeal and for its sustainability. History […]

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    Hydro Expediting Production of Extruded Medical Components in Cressona

    Hydro has increased the manufacture of extruded medical components at its facility in Cressona, Pennsylvania. The components will be used for the manufacture of medical and other necessary equipment within the U.S. Michael Hammer, operations manager at Cressona, stated, “I can confirm we are making and expediting orders to produce aluminum extrusions used to make […]

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    Iconic Ticon Building in Norway Modernized with Hydro’s CIRCAL Aluminum

    The Ticon building in Drammen, Norway, was recently modernized using Hydro’s low-carbon recycled CIRCAL aluminum to revamp the façade. Built in 1963, the building was constructed in an architectural style typical of that time period, which is quickly diminishing today. For that reason, it’s considered an icon in Drammen and its exterior is historically protected […]