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    Qatalum Working to Find New Export Routes

    Diplomatic tensions in the Middle East have resulted in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt cutting off transportation links and severing diplomatic ties with Qatar. Qatalum is a joint venture between Hydro and Qatar Petroleum located in Mesaieed, Qatar, where it produces more than 600,000 tonnes per year of value-added primary […]

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    Continued Growth in Aluminum Demand

    The Aluminum Association released the latest edition of the Aluminum Statistical Review for 2015. The latest review features a new design, statistics through 2015 in the North American market, and information on every cycle of the aluminum production process from primary aluminum to markets for finished goods to the recovery of aluminum scrap. The 2015 review […]

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    Alcoa Corporation Stands as Independent Upstream Aluminum Company

    Alcoa Inc. completed its separation into two standalone companies — Arconic Inc. and Alcoa Corporation (learn more about Arconic). Following its separation from Alcoa Inc. (now known as Arconic), Alcoa Corporation has begun operating as an independent, publicly-traded company producing bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products. “We are launching Alcoa Corporation as a world leader in […]

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    World Primary Production in Review – Part II

    By Alton Tabereaux, Contributing Editor. A conspicuous transformation occurred in the world’s primary aluminum industry during the past five years with the construction of “Mega” aluminum smelters (>1 million tpy) in China, which have boosted aluminum production to levels not previously experienced by companies. Nine aluminum companies had an annual production greater than 2 million […]

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    World Primary Aluminum Production in Review – Part I

    By Alton Tabereaux, Contributing Editor. The largest gain in primary aluminum production during 2015 was in China at 31.1%, followed by India (21.1%) and Saudi Arabia (11.3%). This was due to startup of new low cost smelters and/or the restart of potlines. China accounted for a staggering 54.9% of the total world aluminum production in […]

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    11th Australasian Aluminium Smelting Technology Conference to be held in Dubai, UAE

    The 11th Australasian Aluminium Smelting Technology Conference (AASTC) will be held December 6-11, 2014 in Dubai, UAE. Program organizers promise delegates a week filled with up-to-date technical information, research findings, and vigorous panel discussions on technical issues of concern to the industry. These sessions will be led by the world’s foremost exponents of smelting know-how, […]

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    Primary Aluminum Production Stats Now Available Online

    Due to the popularity of the list of Secondary Aluminum Smelters of the World, Light Metal Age has decided to make available online our list of Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World (previously available only in our February print edition of the magazine). This list provides current capacities and shut down capacities for primary aluminum […]