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September/October 2014

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 was bigger and better than ever this year. As always, Aluminium International Today was in attendance and we enjoyed meeting you all at our busy booth!

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!

Don’t forget you can also keep up to date with the latest news and industry views by following @AluminiumToday on Twitter, or by joining the LinkedIn group.

Nadine Firth,
Editor

Contents

LEADER & NEWS

UPDATES
Brazil: Current scenario and trends
North America: Can sheet capacity
China and Guinea: An odd couple on so many counts
Russia: Aluminium in construction

EVENTS PREVIEWS
AluSolutions 2015
11 AASTC

PRIMARY
Bauxite: Global stability masks massive local changes

EXTRUSION
Optimisation of die wear and tear for 6063 alloy

ROLLING
Installation and commissioning of an aluminium hot finishing mill
Thickness control
Cast Study: FATA Hunter

Diamond mill designed for automotive body sheet Coolant management in aluminium flat rolled product manufacturing

ENVIRONMENT
The Aluminium Story
The Aluminium Advantage
Desulphurisation techniques
Environmental technology: The DAN-ECO2 system
Sorting of aluminium
Recycling of aluminium alloys

COMPANY PROFILE
ZALCO: Open for business

ELECTRODES SUPPLEMENT
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

PERSPECTIVES
Providing melting solutions

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