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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 (www.aluminiumtoday.com/enewsletter).

 

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
Editor

Front cover courtesy of EGA

Contents

NEWS

UPDATES
USA - Joining forces

Europe - Action for Europe
Middle East - ‘GCC: An aluminium Power House’

Russia - Global metal consumption trends

PRIMARY
Hydro to become ‘Better, Bigger and Greener’
Modern aluminium

Sohar: Potline upgrade

AUTOMOTIVE

Aluminium used in Jaguar Land Rover vehicles helps meet sustainability targets
Aluminium in automotive: This is just the beginning

TRANSPORT & HANDLING
Handle with care

Handling the aluminium industry

ARCHITECTURE
The age of aluminium

TRADING 

Aluminium trade wars

COST MODEL 

Benefits of using a technical process cost model

EVENT REVIEW
11AASTC

EVENT PREVIEW
Aluminium Middle East

PERSPECTIVES 

Granco Clark answers