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    LMA Debuts Video of a Brief History of Aluminum and the Magazine

    Light Metal Age (LMA) debuted a new short documentary that highlights the history of the magazine’s 75 years of continuous publication, which is intimately tied to the history of the aluminum industry. This video was presented during a celebration in honor of LMA’s 75th anniversary, held in October during the recent ALUMINUM USA trade show […]

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    The Making of Commemorative Aluminum Drink Coasters

    During the recent ALUMINUM USA trade show in Nashville in October, Light Metal Age (LMA) magazine held a celebration in honor of our 75th anniversary of continuous publication. For the occasion, LMA commissioned Winston Moy to manufacture 150 commemorative aluminum drink coasters, which were gifted to guests at the event (see highlights from the celebration, including […]

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    Novelis Closing the Loop with Recycling

    Photo: Novelis expanded recycling operations in Osewgo, New York. In the five years since Novelis launched its sustainability program, the company has aggressively invested in expanding its recycling infrastructure. The program launched in 2011 set forward a company wide commitment to achieve 80% recycled content in its products by 2020, which would remove 10 million […]

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    Sapa’s Rockledge extrusion plant featured on Manufacturing Marvels

    Manufacturing Marvels®, the award winning series that spotlights American manufacturers, featured Sapa‘s aluminum tubing plant in Rockledge, Florida on the Fox Business Network on June 25, 2015. The plant delivers aluminum solutions used in heat transfer applications for customers in the automotive and HVAC&R industries. Learn about Sapa’s North American R&D activities in the April 2015 […]

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    Sustainability Roadmap for the Aluminum Industry

    Pierre Vareille, European Aluminium Association chairman and CEO of Constellium, at the launch of the Sustainability Roadmap for the aluminum industry on April 23, 2015 discussed the aluminum effect — 75% of all of the aluminum ever produced is still in use today. Other video interviews from the Sustainability Roadmap event, include: Our Sustainability Roadmap: […]

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    The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

    Bill Hammack from Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, details the engineering choices underlying the design of a beverage can. He explains why it is cylindrical, outlines the manufacturing steps needed to created the can, notes why the can narrows near it lid, shows close ups of the double-seam that hold the lid on, […]

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    Materials Evolution in Automotive

    In the following video, Tom Boney, chairman of the Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group and vice president – Automotive of Novelis, discusses the incredible materials evolution underway in the automotive industry, with automakers accelerating the transition to aluminum.

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    Video: 7 out of 10 new pickup trucks to be aluminum-bodied by 2025

    Every leading automaker will include numerous aluminum body and closure programs by 2025 with aluminum sheet for complete bodies jumping to 4 billion lbs, from the 200 million lbs in 2013, noted the new report, 2015 North American Light Vehicle Aluminum Content Study. The report was commissioned by the Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) […]

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    Weird Al’s Tribute to Aluminum Foil

    Pop parody artist “Weird Al” Yankovic’s new album Mandatory Fun includes punny takes on the latest hit music — from Pharrell’s “Happy” (“Tacky”) to Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”). The parodies are taking the internet by storm, including Al’s ode to aluminum foil — “Foil” – a parody of Lorde’s 2013 smash hit “Royals”. […]