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    Rusal Launches RA-550 Pilot Plant

    UC Rusal launched a pilot operation with eight new-generation RA-550 pots at its Sayanogorsk (SAZ) aluminum smelter. The US$30 million pilot is the result of three years of technology development within the company’s Technical Directorate. “The successful launch of the RA-550 technology is a true breakthrough event for Rusal,” said Victor Mann, technical director of […]

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    North American Aluminum Billet Industry: Interview with Bob Katsiouleris, UC Rusal

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Editor’s Note: This is a slightly extended version of an interview that first appeared in April 2017 issue of Light Metal Age, as part of a longer article on the the current status and outlook of the aluminum billet industry in North America. The original article included interviews from executives […]

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    UC Rusal Launches New Generation Aluminum Electrolysis Pot Cell

    UC Rusal launched the first RA-550 pot, which is running at over 550 kA, at the Sayanogorsk aluminum smelter (SAZ) as part of a US$28 million project. “RA-550 is a reduction cell with a breakthrough design for future smelters and upgrade projects at Rusal’s existing smelting capacities,” said Victor Mann, Rusal’s technical director. “Alongside the technical and […]

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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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    Rusal to Develop 3D Printing Technology for Aluminum Alloys

    UC Rusal and Sauer GmbH, a member of DMG MORI, a worldwide leading manufacturer of metal-cutting machine tools, signed an MOU to develop the 3D printing technology for industrial use of aluminum and aluminum alloys. According to the agreement, the 3D printing technology will be used to print aluminum parts applied by customers in the machinery-producing, aerospace, and […]

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    CME Group – First Trades of North American Physically Delivered Aluminum Futures

    CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange) Group announced the first North American physically delivered aluminum futures contracts were traded on May 6, by executing firm Macquarie Bank Limited. “Macquarie provides clients globally with metals-related risk management trading and hedging services, including a full range of futures execution and clearing services. We are very honored to be the […]

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    LME Roundup – March 11 through April 7

    March 11 – “Antitrust suits vs. LME, banks to go on,” American Metal Market “A federal judge is allowing three groups of plaintiffs to pursue separate lawsuits against Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., their warehousing businesses and the London Metal Exchange. The suits, filed late last year on behalf of dozens of […]