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    April 2021

    Cover Aluminum profiles coated using the sublimation process at Benkam Alu Extrusions in Uzbekistan. The company is currently launching a massive multi-year expansion project, which will increase its extrusion, surface finishing, and fabrication capacities. See article on page 6. Articles Benkam Launches Multi-Year Expansion to Increase Extrusion Capacity Page 6 Aluminum Cross Members for Weight […]

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    Aluminum Safety Management: Preventing the Big Three – Slips, Trips & Falls

    By Alex Lowery, Contributing Editor. Slips, trips, and falls are among the most common causes for work-related injuries and fatalities. These three hazards are commonly grouped together because in many ways they are linked. For example, a remelt worker on a sow casting line lost track of his immediate surroundings. The worker took a few […]

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    IAI Publishes New Fatigue Risk Management Guidelines for the Aluminum Industry

    The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) published new operational safety information. “Guidelines for Developing Fatigue Risk Management (FRM) Systems.” The guidelines were designed to help IAI member companies and other industry stakeholders develop a systematic approach to managing employee fatigue in the workplace. “There is overwhelming evidence that fatigue, a consequence of lack of sleep, negatively impacts the […]

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    The Non-Combustibility of Aluminum and Its Alloys

    By Joseph C. Benedyk, Editor. In the October 2016 issue of Light Metal Age, J. Gilbert Kaufman’s book on the fire resistance of aluminum and its alloys was reviewed. The book offered substantial documentation and evaluation of the properties of aluminum and its alloys in various structural product forms upon fire exposure in applications such […]

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    October 2020

    Cover Automakers are moving deeper into the development of electric vehicles. For example, for the first time ever Ford introduced a one-off Mustang Cobra Jet factory drag racer with all-electric propulsion in order to demonstrate the capabilities of electric powertrains. This is one of several models the company has developed with electric and hybrid electric […]

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    AEC Launches Aluminum Safety Summit

    A newly expanded educational safety event for the aluminum industry, the Aluminum Safety Summit, will take place on October 15-16, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL. The event was developed by the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) in cooperation with the Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC), the Aluminum Association (AA), and the […]

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    Aluminum Association Releases Molten Aluminum Transportation Guidelines

    According to the Aluminum Association, with smelters curtailing production in the U.S., over-the-road transportation of molten aluminum has increased. Many aluminum companies have realized the benefits of receiving molten aluminum that has been delivered efficiently and safely straight to their door. Every day molten aluminum is being delivered in America. With the molten aluminum typically […]

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    ARTICLE: 2017 Molten Metal Incident Report

    The Aluminum Association just released the 2017 Molten Metal Incident Report covering calendar year 2016. The report highlights the predominant hazards that result in explosions during molten aluminum management worldwide, incorporating roughly 300 aluminum plants in 20 countries. Though not a statistical representation of the industry due to the fact that incidents are voluntarily reported, […]

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    Leading Toward a Zero Incident Industry

    By Garney B. Scott, CEO of Scepter, Inc. and chairman of the Aluminum Association. Ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of our workers has long been a top priority for the aluminum industry. As chairman of the Aluminum Association and CEO of aluminum recycling company Scepter, I work hard everyday to prioritize safety — both […]