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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 […]

  • LCA Report: EDAG Silverado Body Lightweighting (August 2018)

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    New LCA Study Shows Automotive Aluminum Generates Lowest Total Carbon Footprint

    The Aluminum Association released LCA Report: EDAG Silverado Body Lightweighting, a new critically-reviewed study that highlights aluminum’s significant potential to reduce the environmental impact of automobiles when the full life cycle is considered. The life cycle assessment (LCA) examines cradle-to-grave environmental footprint reductions of an advanced aluminum pickup truck body design in comparison with a baseline design […]

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    Our Annual Aluminum Extrusion Issue Now Available!

      The April 2014 annual aluminum extrusion issue of Light Metal Age is now available. The digital edition has been released to subscribers and the print edition will be shipped next week. The cover features a 39 hollow aluminum extrusion for a heat exchanger that was made by Almag Aluminum in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, an […]

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    Our February 2014 issue is now available!

    The February 2014 issue of Light Metal Age is now available. The digital edition has been released to subscribers and the print edition will be shipped next week. The cover features the Aluminicaste team. Aluminicaste is an aluminum greenfield remelt facility located in Central Mexico now close to full production capacity. The plant casts mainly […]