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    ALVANCE Acquires Aluminum Rolling Mill in Belgium

    ALVANCE Aluminium Group, part of GFG Alliance, completed its purchase of the Duffel aluminum rolling mill and recycling operations near Antwerp in Belgium. The company acquired the site from Novelis for €310 million. The mill will be renamed ALVANCE Aluminium Duffel. “I would like to welcome the Duffel team to the family of GFG Alliance […]

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    Largest NFL Stadium in History Uses Aluminum in Critical Structures

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age. The newest NFL super stadium, SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, is adorned with an aluminum canopy consisting of a translucent ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) membrane at the top and surrounded by 34,789 perforated anodized aluminum exterior panels manufactured by Zahner. Working as the project manager for the roof canopy, Zahner provided […]

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    Novelis and Nespresso Launch Coffee Capsule Made from 80% Recycled Aluminum

    Novelis Inc. has partnered with Nespresso, to launch the first coffee capsule made of 80% recycled aluminum. The sustainable alloy is featured in Nespresso’s new coffee capsules, particularly the Original Line Master Origin Colombia coffee. By the end of 2021, Nespresso aims to have the full Original Line and Vertuo ranges of coffee capsules made using recycled aluminum. Due to the […]

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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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    Novelis Completes Acquisition of Aleris

    Novelis Inc. completed its acquisition of Aleris Corporation, a global supplier of rolled aluminum products, for $2.8 billion. The purchase includes 13 plants across North America, Europe, and Asia — expanding Novelis’ flat rolled aluminum capabilities and enabling it to meet increasing customer demand for aluminum. “The Aleris deal marks a major milestone for Novelis, […]

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    ARTICLE: Bharat Forge Aluminiumtechnik Expands with State-of-the-Art Horizontal Casting Machine

    By Lutz Müller, Bharat Forge Aluminiumtechnik, and Robert B. Wagstaff, Oculatus. Introduction Bharat Forge Aluminiumtechnik (BF-AT), located in Brand-Erbisdorf, Germany, recently completed the construction of a new melting and casting facility in 2019. The new facility is capable of producing approximately 30,000 tonnes per annum of Horizontal Cast Material (HCM™), a forging stock product destined […]

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    Novelis Creates Automotive Closed-Loop Recycling System with Volvo Cars

    Novelis implemented a closed-loop recycling system with Volvo Cars in 2019. Through the closed-loop system, the companies work together to take back Volvo’s production scrap. This reduces the company’s dependence on primary aluminum input, reduces the CO2 footprint of the aluminum sheet delivered to Volvo Cars by 78%, and ensures that their production scrap remains in the value-chain and […]

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    GFG Alliance Unveils New Vertically-Integrated Global Aluminum Enterprise

    GFG Alliance is creating a new global aluminum enterprise, which will consolidate the aluminum operations acquired in recent years into a single entity. The new vertically-integrated aluminum group, known as ALVANCE Aluminium Group, aims to drive synergies and take full advantage of opportunities to expand. “The creation of ALVANCE highlights the global nature of our […]

  • Novelis Broke Ground On the Expansion of Its Aluminum Recycling Capabilities

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    Novelis Broke Ground On the Expansion of Its Aluminum Recycling Capabilities

    Novelis Inc. broke ground on a $36 million investment to expand and upgrade recycling capacity at its facility in Greensboro, Georgia. The investment will expand the company’s capabilities in automotive closed-loop recycling, a process to take aluminum scrap created during stamping and recycle it for new vehicle production. Closing the loop preserves the value of the […]