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July/August 2015

July/August 2015

On a roll

The thing about reporting news is that it is usually not good news. Thankfully, this doesn’t seem to be the case this month.

The modernisation of Rio Tinto’s Kitimat smelter is a glimmer of hope for the primary industry, which has recently seen an increase in smelter curtailments and closures.

Coupled with this, the approval for the Line 6 Expansion Project at Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA) supports the growing downstream industry demand.

And, to top it off nicely, it has been announced that the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch will be made of recycled aluminium, which was chosen for its lightweight qualities to “make a better experience for the torchbearers.” 

There is more good news to be found in the July/August issue of Aluminium International Today, with a dedicated extrusion feature, which looks at how the market is adding value and investing in the future. This starts with a look at the UK industry on page 31.

A feature on secondary production includes a technical paper on recovering corrosive aluminium melting furnace waste heat (page 23) and a history of dross processing (page 25).

The silver lining is brought slightly back down to earth in an interesting article about aluminium pricing, which examines a deflationary environment (page 20), while there’s also an automotive feature (page 46) and an ‘Anode Supplement’ on page 39 for good measure.

As always, I hope you enjoy the issue and don’t hesitate to get in touch for editorial opportunities.

Kind Regards,
Nadine Firth

Editor, Aluminium International Today

Front cover courtesy of Turla

Contents

LEADER
NEWS

UPDATES
RUSSIA - Riding the wave of global automotive market growth
MIDDLE EAST - CRU Review

ASI PROFILE
Using initiative

PRICING
Aluminium in a deflationary environment

SECONDARY
A blast from the past
History and future of dross processing
Best practice in dross management
The value of scrap

EXTRUSION
Adding value to the UK extrusion market
Reshaping the GCC aluminium downstream industry
Investing in extrusion

ANODE SUPPLEMENT
The anode baking revolution
Carbon slipping into a black hole?
Rodding shop: Open for business

AUTOMOTIVE
How lighter can be safer
Making way for modern aluminium
Bonding over technology
Right material: Right place

PERSPECTIVES
Urja answers