Aluminium International Today News

Line 6 update

Published: April 19, 2018 by Nadine Bloxsome

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) kicked-off the 2nd quarter of 2018 with the safe delivery of two of six rectifier transformer units to Line 6 Expansion Project Site.   The world’s largest rectifier transformer (rectiformer) rated at 120 kA at 1880V DC, is designed and built by Fuji…

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Rio Tinto review

Published: April 18, 2018 by Nadine Bloxsome

Following the announcement by the United States Treasury Department on 6 April, 2018, that it was implementing sanctions on various Russian individuals and companies, Rio Tinto has reviewed arrangements it has with impacted entities.

The arrangements include Rusal’s 20 per cent interest in…

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AEC appointment

Published: April 17, 2018 by Nadine Bloxsome

R. Scott Kelley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Service Center Metals in Prince George, VA, was elected to serve as Chairman of the Aluminum Extruders Council. 

Mr Kelley has been a member of the AEC Board of Directors since 2013 when he served as an Independent Extruder Director…

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Aludium releases 55AT™

Published: April 17, 2018 by Nadine Bloxsome

The alloy was developed by the company’s inhouse Cindal R&D centre as a high quality and cost-effective alternative to the industry standard 5505. The new alloy offers clear cost and productivity advantages for solid, metal trim parts.

55AT™ has been developed by Aludium for exterior…

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Alu recycling rate

Published: April 16, 2018 by Nadine Bloxsome

As aluminium drinks cans hit 72% recycling rate, data shows that almost 100% is recycled within Europe.

Whilst we are consumed by the issues of packaging pollution and concerns about where our recycling ends up, there is some good news. 

The recycling rate for aluminium drinks cans…

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First ASI certification

Published: April 11, 2018 by Nadine Bloxsome

An alumina refinery, five aluminium smelters and associated casting, recycling, waste management and infrastructure facilities in Canada, owned and operated by Rio Tinto, are the first operations to be certified against ASI’s ground-breaking Performance Standard for environmental, social…

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