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    China Zhongwang’s Connection to Aluminicaste Examined in Investigative Report

    The Wall Street Journal published, “Chinese Billionaire Linked to Giant Aluminum Stockpile in Mexican Desert,” an investigative report on Liu Zhongtian, founder of Chinese metals conglomerate China Zhongwang, alleged use of Aluminicaste, an aluminum remelt factory in Mexico, to game the global trade system. The article notes that nearly 1 million metric tons of aluminum was […]

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    Constellium to Open a New Automotive Components Facility in Mexico

    Constellium N.V. plans to open a new manufacturing facility in Mexico to produce aluminum automotive structural components. This plant, located in San Luis Potosí, will allow the company to respond to increasing demand for lightweight, high-strength aluminum crash management systems and automotive structures for the expanding auto industry in Mexico. The automotive industry expects that nearly five […]

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    Indalum Orders New Extrusion Press Line

    Indalum S.A. ordered a complete extrusion plant with a 3,100 ton, 9 inch front-loading press from Danieli Breda for its Monterrey, Mexico, facility. The modern extrusion line will include log storage and pusher, log heating furnace, log saw, billet loader, profile quenching unit, roller table and fly-cut saw system, stretcher, cut-to-length saw, and aging furnace. […]

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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 […]