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January/February 2015

January/February 2015

Coming to a screen near you!

Thankfully, the aluminium industry has been kind to me and I have made it a whole year at the helm of Aluminium International Today.

The magazine is back with a bang, full of the latest industry news and topical features.

We are also moving into the digital age and now offering readers the chance to receive a FREE online version of every issue as soon as it is published.

If you already receive our weekly newsletter, then you will automatically receive a free digital issue. However, if you don’t, then you can easily sign up through the website (


This issue

We ended last year and begin this one with mergers and acquisitions filling the news pages. It seems that across the aluminium industry, companies are looking to find ways to make the current and developing markets work for them.

Whether it is looking at refining business strategies, or widening product portfolios, 2015 could see even more consolidation to come. An article from US Correspondent Myra Pinkham explains all.

This issue also takes a look at the how the primary industry is gearing up for 2015, the use of aluminium in the new Jaguar XE, transport and handling equipment, as well as information on opportunities and challenges presented by trade remedies to the aluminium industry.

I hope you enjoy the issue!

Nadine Firth

Front cover courtesy of EGA

January/February 2015 Contents

Recent News

Alba wins the 2015 Green Era Award

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), recognised as a leading environment-friendly aluminium producer, is proud to announce that it has been declared a winner of the “The Green Era Award” for 2015.

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Novelis invests in Oswego Plant

Novelis has announced the completion of a $48 million investment in its automotive scrap aluminium recycling facility in Oswego, N.Y.

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Aleris to supply to Airbus

Aleris has announced that its new rolling mill in Zhenjiang, China has attained qualification to supply aluminium aerospace plate to Airbus.

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OARC Final Acceptance

The Oman Aluminium Rolling Company (OARC), owned by Takamul Investment Company, based in Sohar (Oman) and constructed by FATA EPC (a division of FATA S.p.A.), successfully concluded its extensive final IPPT (Integrated Plant Performance Tests) Program in November 2014.

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Recent Features

Hydro to become ‘Bigger, Better, Greener’

Norwegian based aluminium producer, Hydro has set new production targets. “This is an important element in our value proposition to customers,” says President and CEO, Svein Richard Brandtzæg.

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2014 Highlights

Aluminium International Today has compiled a free digital issue, featuring a round up of the biggest news stories from 2014, as well as a selection of the most popular feature articles.

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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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