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    Study Finds Aluminum Packaging Least Impactful on Environment

    A life-cycle assessment of drink containers, conducted at the University of Southampton in the U.K., found that aluminum packaging causes the least environmental impact (in the pressurized beverage category) when compared with containers made from other materials. The research findings are published in Detritus, the Journal for Waste Resources and Residues. As different beverages have different packaging […]

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    LME Commits to Sustainability Strategy for Aluminum

    The London Metal Exchange (LME) plans to move forward with its sustainability strategy. This decision follows supportive feedback from its discussion paper process started in August. “We are grateful for all the feedback we received as part of the discussion process,” said Matthew Chamberlain, chief executive of the LME. “We are mindful of the diverse views […]

  • Top Ten Aluminum News Stories of 2020

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    Top Ten Aluminum News Stories of 2020

    To say that 2020 has been an interesting year would be a massive understatement. Throughout this wild ride of a year, Light Metal Age (LMA) has been proud to be a valuable resource, providing industry news and technological insights to its readers. On the LMA webpage, we regularly share exclusive featured articles from the print magazine, as […]

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    Elysis Completes Construction of Industrial R&D Center in Canada

    Elysis, the joint venture between Alcoa and Rio Tinto, completed the construction of its Industrial Research and Development Center in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec, Canada. “We’re proud to have reached this milestone with completing the Industrial Research and Development Center, despite the challenges of 2020 with the global pandemic,” said Vincent Christ, CEO of Elysis. “Commissioning the center will be […]

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    Aluminum Challenging Plastics in Beverage Industry

    By Goran Djukanovic, Aluminum Market Analyst. After replacing some quantities of steel in the automotive industry in recent years, aluminum has another potential area of increasing use, which is gaining importance, namely the beverage industry. Although aluminum has been present in the packaging and beverage industry for a long time, it is now challenging plastics […]

  • Buzon Pedestal International utilized Hydro EcoDesign to improve the gutter profiles in its product package, used here for the Hammersmith project in London.

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    Hydro Develops Method to Support Environmentally Friendly Aluminum Design

    Hydro has developed EcoDesign, a new method for the development of sustainable aluminum products. The method provides a means for creative collaboration between designers and materials engineers enabling them to improve the functionality of a product, as well as its social and environmental footprint. This complements the growing number of products and services the company is offering […]

  • Krasnoyarsk Smelter implents Eco-Soderberg smelting technology

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    Rusal Converts Krasnoyarsk Smelter to EcoSøderberg Technology

    UC Rusal completed the transition of cell technology at its Krasnoyarsk (KrAZ) aluminum smelter to EcoSøderberg technology. The EcoSøderberg process is one of many developments achieved by Rusal’s Engineering and Technology Center. The process uses an improved design of the exhaust fume removal system which ensures a high degree of hermetic sealing, as well as an optimized anode […]

  • First cast at GARMCO's new aluminum remelt facility was achieved in August 2017.

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    GARMCO Embarks on Its Green Initiative

    Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill (GARMCO) in the Kingdom of Bahrain is initiating a new vision for a sustainable future. The GARMCO Green Initiative provides a tangible template for the company’s new strategic direction. Drawing on years of best practices, the company aims to actively implement eco-friendly processes throughout its value chain and achieve high sustainability standards. As […]

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    Asbestos, a Town with a Dark Past, Looks Forward to a Bright Future with Green Magnesium

    Today, Alliance Magnesium officially broke ground on the construction of its high value-added magnesium ingot production plant. Construction of the environmentally responsible magnesium plant in Asbestos, Quebec, is expected to create more than 100 jobs in the region. The casting center will become operational first, ready to recycle magnesium as of the first quarter of […]