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Hydro: New recycling line

Published: May 04, 2016 by Nadine Firth

Hydro has commissioned a EUR 45 million facility aiming to recycle up to 50,000 tonnes of used beverage cans per year at its Neuss plant in Germany.

The facility is located in the heart of a growing can market, as Europeans now are using more than 30 billion cans a year. That equals…

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Alcoa power agreement

Published: May 04, 2016 by Nadine Firth

Alcoa has reached an agreement with the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) that will help improve the competitiveness of its Intalco smelter.

As a result, the smelter will not curtail at the end of the second quarter as previously announced by the company.

The amendment to the power…

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Dry recycling system for aluminium salt cake

Published: May 03, 2016 by Nadine Firth

A simplified dry recycling process to recover the 5-10% of aluminium which remains in the aluminium salt cake produced in the smelting process of secondary aluminium, has been developed by German recycling equipment manufacturer, BHS-Sonthofen.

According to the company, to date the…

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Sapa delivers record results in first quarter

Published: April 27, 2016 by Nadine Firth

Sapa has delivered the strongest first quarter since the company was established in 2013. 

The demand for lighter cars in both North America and Europe, resulting in aluminium substitution in the automotive industry, is contributing positively. 

Owners Orkla and Hydro reported to the…

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ASI holds first AGM

Published: April 27, 2016 by Nadine Firth

Over 120 representatives from across the aluminium value chain attended the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s (ASI) inaugural Annual General Meeting (AGM) event, held on Tuesday 26 April at the Audi Forum, Ingolstadt, Germany.

The AGM successfully ratified ASI’s new Constitution, and…

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Constellium appointment

Published: April 25, 2016 by Nadine Firth

Constellium has announced that the Board will nominate Jean-Marc Germain as an Executive Director at the company’s next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in June 2016, with the view to him becoming Chief Executive Officer.

Jean-Marc Germain will succeed Pierre Vareille, who…

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