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    Sapa Reopens Welsh Factory to Support Development of Low-Emission Vehicles

    Sapa, which was recently acquired by Norsk Hydro, is reopening its extrusion factory in Bedwas, Wales, U.K. to supply the growing automotive industry demand for lightweight body structure solutions. The company is investing £9.6 million in the plant refurbishment and new equipment to supply advanced aluminum components. “This is a great day for both Sapa and manufacturing in […]

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    Hydro Acquires Sapa to Become a Global, Integrated Aluminum Company

    Norsk Hydro signed an agreement with Orkla to acquire its 50% interest in Sapa for a total enterprise value of NOK 27 billion (~US$3.24 billion), giving Hydro full ownership of the global leader in extruded aluminium solutions. The combination will make Hydro the only global company in the aluminium industry that is fully integrated across […]

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    Mixed-Material ‘Floating Floor’ for More Comfortable Rail Cars

    Sapa and Getzner Werkstoffe have developed a lightweight “floating floor” concept designed to help make passenger train travelers more comfortable on their journeys — which the companies are now making available to the rail market. The joint development has resulted in thin-walled floating floors with maximum noise level reduction and vibration mitigation for passenger trains. Sapa’s […]

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    Advocating for Fair Trade – Growing Momentum

    Aluminum extruders from around the world have formed an alliance designed to promote and defend fair trade practices.  The International Fair Trade Alliance (IFTA) is a non-profit organization created to bring together aluminum extrusion manufacturers and suppliers from across the globe for the purpose of promoting free and fair trade.  The Alliance, which began forming […]

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    ARTICLE: Sapa’s New R&D Lab to Focus on Auto Extrusions: Interview with Dave Lukasak, Sapa

    By Joseph C. Benedyk, Editor. Sapa Extrusions opened a new R&D lab in Troy, MI, dedicated to the development of extruded aluminum solutions for the automotive industry. Sapa Technology Americas specifically provides research and development activities on projects requested by Sapa’s North America Technical Center, the company’s plant network, and corporate R&D. Presently, the lab […]

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    Sapa Invests to Produce Thinner Walled Extrusions for Rail Industry

    Steel and aluminum are the dominant materials used in the construction of train bodies, including applications such as the train sideboards, roof and floor panels, and cant rails, which connect the floor of the train to the side wall. Aluminum provides a number of benefits to high-speed train car bodies, including its light weight and its uniform and […]

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    Around the World in 80 Days with the First Electric Touring Motorcycle

    STORM Eindhoven, a group of Dutch university students from Eindhoven University of Technology, has developed the world’s first electric touring motorcycle and is now preparing to take its STORM Pulse across the world in 80 days. “Building a zero-emission vehicle without compromising on design, safety, and pleasure,” noted STORM Eindhoven. “This is what STORM Eindhoven means to realize […]

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    Sapa Opens Automotive-Focused Research Lab in Detroit

    Sapa opened its new automotive-focused R&D lab facility in Detroit, Michigan. The new facility, Sapa Technology Americas, is the first of its kind in North America dedicated to the research and development of extruded aluminum solutions for the automotive industry. The new facility represents an extension of Sapa Technology, the company’s corporate research and development […]

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    BerryAlloc Chooses Sapa for Its New Aluminum Locking Systems

    Sapa signed an agreement with the international flooring solutions company BerryAlloc for the delivery of aluminum skirtings for BerryAlloc’s wet room panels and laminated floor products. Sapa will deliver 37.5 million skirtings from its extrusion plant in Magnor, Norway. Sapa’s first deliveries to BerryAlloc – profiles used in wall coverings for kitchens and bathrooms – left the Magnor […]