AIT September/October 2014
As I write this there is a real feeling of the end of the summer and going “Back to school” here in the UK.
It also feels a bit like that in the aluminium industry, with everyone returning from summer vacations and the announcements of industry events and conferences already filling the diary.
Aluminium 2014 is just around the corner and is expected to be bigger and better than ever! As always, Aluminium International Today will be present and this very issue will be available to visitors to our stand (9G15). See you there!
Another exciting event to add to your 2015 diary has been launched by us here at Quartz Business Media: AluSolutions 2015 will be held in Toronto on 21st - 22nd October 2015. More information about how you can be involved and help to promote a sustainable aluminium industry can be found on page 26 or by visiting www.alusolutions.com.
Back to this issue and there is a host of relevant technical articles on bauxite and primary aluminium manufacturing, extrusion, rolling, and the environment.
There is also a supplement thrown in for good measure, with papers from the 6th International Conference on Electrodes and Support Services for Smelters, which was recently held in Iceland.
I hope you enjoy the issue!
LEADER & NEWS
Brazil: Current scenario and trends
North America: Can sheet capacity
China and Guinea: An odd couple on so many counts
Russia: Aluminium in construction
Bauxite: Global stability masks massive local changes
Optimisation of die wear and tear for 6063 alloy
Installation and commissioning of an aluminium hot finishing mill
Cast Study: FATA Hunter
Diamond mill designed for automotive body sheet Coolant management in aluminium flat rolled product manufacturing
The Aluminium Story The Aluminium Advantage Desulphurisation techniques Environmental technology: The DAN-ECO2 system
Sorting of aluminium Recycling of aluminium alloys
ZALCO: Open for business
ISAL rodding plant upgrade Anode Spikes: A controllable cost The reduction of emissions from anode baking furnaces and paste plants
HEALTH & SAFETY
Interview with Svein Tore Holsether, CEO Sapa
Providing melting solutions