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November/December 2014

November/December 2014

Going green

Contrary to what a famous little frog once sang, it would seem the aluminium industry is making ‘being green’ look easy.

Novelis recently stole the limelight (no green pun intended) with the opening of the largest aluminium recycling plant in Germany. The facility aims to give the company the flexibility to process a range of scrap types, creating a more efficient closed-loop recycling system and increasing Europe’s domestic scrap consumption.

Novelis has also joined forces with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Something little green frogs everywhere will hopefully benefit from.

Not wanting to miss out on the action, you will have noticed in our last issue that Quartz Business Media has announced an event to address sustainability challenges in the aluminium industry.

AluSolutions 2015 will be held on 21st - 22nd October in Toronto, Canada and we are now calling for papers for the conference and exhibition space is already being reserved. You can find out more by visiting www.alusolutions.com.

This issue is the last of 2014 and hopefully ends on a high! As usual, we have a selection of international industry updates, along with detailed articles on furnaces/heat treatment, which look at how to tame your industrial furnace and annealing lines for automotive aluminium components. There is also a feature on ultrasonic assisted continuous casthouse technology, as well as a look at new technologies in modern remelting plants.

All of this, along with the Furnaces International Buyers’ Guide 2015, makes for a packed issue.

If you’d like to receive our media guide for 2015, which outlines why Aluminium International Today is the leading advertising choice in the industry, then contact nadinefirth@quartzltd.com

The media pack also contains a list of our editorial features. If you are interested in submitting an article, please get in touch.

See you next year!

Nadine Firth, Editor
nadinefirth@quartzltd.com

Front cover courtesy of Novelis

November/December 2014 Contents

Recent News

UC Rusal acquires 20% of Timan Bauxite

UC Rusal has completed a transaction with JSC “Fund for support of investment projects in the Republic of Komi” to obtain the remaining 20% stake in OJSC Boksit Timana (‘Timan’).

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Hindalco Industries Q2 PAT Down 78%

Hindalco Industries reported a lower than expected standalone net profit of INR 790 million in the September 2014 quarter, 78% lower than INR 3.57 billion in the year ago period, even as the company’s net sales rose significantly.

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Sohar Aluminium completes upgrade of potline

A major revamp of Sohar Aluminium’s 1.2km long potline, which forms the centerpiece of the $2.4 billion smelter project, concluded at the end of November 2014, marking the culmination of a multimillion dollar initiative that is already contributing to productivity optimisation, energy efficiency, and enhanced safety.

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Novelis supplies aluminium for Jaguar XE

Novelis has announced that it is the supplier of aluminium sheet for the recently launched Jaguar XE.

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Recent Features

Taming your industrial furnace

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an ‘industrial beast’? Lots of equipment would qualify for the title, but we’d like to nominate the furnaces used in the aluminium industry. Here, Jez Watson* from CD Automation UK, explains why temperature is a key operation in the aluminium industry.

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Sustainability: The Aluminium Way

By P.K. Narasimharaghavan

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Rotary crushing and material separation

Recycling materials through rotary crushing and material separation in the aluminium smelter

By David J Roth, GPS Global Solutions

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Breakthrough in Ultrasonic assisted industrial continuous casting

Ultrasonic continuous casting without centreline segregation, conventional degassing and grain refiners. By Hélder Puga PhD*, Miodrag Prokic MSc**, Nico van Dongen MBA**

Article by: www.ultrasonicdegassing.com

Watch the videos here: http://www.aluminiumtoday.com/news/view/new-feature-breakthrough-in-ultrasonic-assisted-industrial-continuous-casti

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