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Jan/Feb 2016

Jan/Feb 2016

Time flies when you’re having fun and that certainly felt like the case towards the end of 2015, with a number of aluminium industry events spread across the globe.

The underlying theme across the ESTAL Congress, Aluminum USA, ICSOBA and ARABAL was innovation and sustainability across upstream and downstream operations. 

Where possible, it seems like aluminium producers are striving to save energy, control emissions and improve efficiency. This is certainly the case in this issue’s ‘Primary’ feature, which starts on page 28 with articles from ABB, Emirates Global Aluminium, and Fives. 

And it’s not just upstream operations making steps towards a more sustainable industry. This issue also includes a dedicated ‘Surface Treatment’ feature, which highlights the environmental impact of a product throughout its life-time, with a particular focus on aluminium in green buildings and improvements to thermal efficiency technology in order to make huge savings in energy consumption. You can read more in an exclusive interview with Adrian Toon, FAECF President on page 59. 

Finally, as 2016 gets underway, we look forward to the aluminium industry continuing its role as an innovator and tackling anymore challenges that come its way. 

Nadine Firth

Editor, Aluminium International Today

Front cover image courtesy of EGA

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Nov/Dec 2015

Nov/Dec 2015

It seems that 2015 has passed in the blink of an eye!

This year has thrown up many challenges and while uncertainties still lie ahead, the industry is pulling together to continue growing and innovating. 

To give you a round up of 2015, Aluminium International Today will be sending out a free, digital ‘Highlights’ issue, which will pick out some of the most talked about articles and news from this year. 

To make sure you receive your free copy, visit: and click on ‘Sign up to our free newsletter’ button. 

Coming back to this issue and it’s time again for the annual Furnaces International Buyers’ Guide, which provides a classified listing of furnace plant equipment, materials and services.

The guide also includes a selection of articles, which look at how to find the right furnace, thermal process optimisation and a profile on the British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association. 

The usual Updates section highlights Europe’s Sustainability Roadmap, while a Casthouse feature focuses on Rio Tinto’s ‘Compact Casthouse’ in a Kitimat case study. 

There is all of this, as well as a look at how aluminium is playing a bigger role in electrical components and an exclusive interview with Hydro’s CEO, Svein Richard Brandtzæg, which looks at the company’s philosophy on safety.
I hope you enjoy the issue and we will be back in 2016! 

Nadine Firth

Editor, Aluminium International Today

Front cover image courtesy of EGA

Nov/Dec 2015 Contents

Sept/Oct 2015

Sept/Oct 2015

Opening a magazine and seeing my face is something that I have not got used to. So, for this issue I have decided to share this experience with a selection of other faces, who I am sure you will also be seeing a lot more of. 

I’d like to personally welcome Steve Fisher, Egil Hogna and Khushroo Patel to their new positions and wish them all the best for the future. 

As the industry event season gets back underway, opportunities open up to meet new faces and network with colleagues. Hopefully some of you reading this have picked up your own copy at one of these events! 

This issue is as packed as always, with interesting articles and it is a true testament to the magazine when I have the positive dilemma of too much editorial copy. 

There is the usual round-up of global industry updates, followed by a dedicated ‘Primary’ feature, which looks at the opportunities for Spent Pot Lining (page 17). 

A host of articles make up the ‘Environmental’ feature starting on page 45 and highlight that this is still clearly a topic that the industry is passionate about. 

We explore these green issues further in an article from Rick Hindley, Executive Director at Alupro UK, which looks at how the UK packaging industry is helping to boost recycling. 

There’s all of this, as well as a look at rolling technology, end of life scrap recycling of auto- motive sheet and details of up- coming industry events. 

I hope you enjoy the issue. 

Nadine Firth, Editor

Front Cover courtesy of Claudius Peters

Sept/Oct 2015 Contents

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