• Matalco aluminum remelt plant

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    Matalco Launches New Remelt Plant in Wisconsin

    Matalco Inc., a division of the Giampaolo Group, started up production at its new $80 million remelt and casting facility in Wisconsin Rapids, WI — making it the company’s fifth production plant in North America. The greenfield facility is capable of producing over 250 million lbs of billet or rolling ingot per year and is […]

  • Figure 1. The Ellwood Aluminum team standing in the company’s new aluminum casthouse.

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    ARTICLE: Ellwood Embarks on a Journey to the Lighter Side with New Aluminum Casting Complex

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Ellwood Aluminum, a division of the 110 year old family-owned steel manufacturer Ellwood Group, has constructed and started up operation of its new secondary aluminum casthouse in Hubbard, Ohio (Figure 1). The new facility, which represents the company’s first entry into aluminum melting and casting, enables them to diversify their […]

  • STAS - Advanced Compact Filter

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    Rio Tinto and STAS to Commercialize Aluminum Filtration Technology

    Rio Tinto and STAS formed an agreement to commercialize an advanced compact filtration (ACF) technology for aluminum casthouses. The aluminum filtration technology developed by Rio Tinto will now be manufactured and sold under license by equipment manufacturer STAS worldwide. “Thanks to the unique expertise of our researchers, the Arvida Research and Development Centre has a […]

  • SERMAS Industrie

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    STAS Acquires Sawing Company SERMAS Industrie

    STAS Inc., an equipment supplier for the global aluminum industry based in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada, acquired Sermas Industrie, located in St Quentin Sur Isère, France. Through this acquisition and the implementation of broad synergies, STAS wishes to realize its vision of becoming a key player for the aluminum industry. Sermas is a world leader in the sawing of large […]

  • The ICS ingot casting system.

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    STAS Acquires o.d.t. Aluminum Casting Technologies

    STAS Inc., based in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada, acquired aluminum casting technologies from o.d.t. Engineering Pty. Ltd. in Australia. The purchase enables STAS to engage in the marketing, sales, and fabrication of casting and material handling equipment and production consumables. This includes ingot casting and stacking (ICS) for aluminum and magnesium (ingot weights of 6-25 kg) […]

  • Rio Tinto Arvida

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    Arvida Casthouse Upgrades with Revolutionary Billet Casting Technology

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Rio Tinto produces aluminum billet used in the manufacture of profiles for the building and construction, automotive, and consumer durables industries. Most of this billet is sold to the North American market, with 60% going to the U.S. The company expects the automotive and transportation industries to be the main […]

  • GARMCO

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    ARTICLE: GARMCO’s New Recycling Facility

    Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the August 2017 issue of Light Metal Age. To read more articles from this issue, please subscribe. Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill (GARMCO) successfully cast its first rolling slab at the new recycling facility constructed at its rolling complex in the Kingdom of Bahrain (Figure 1). The US$55 million […]