Aluminium International Today News

Ingot casting machine launch

Published: April 21, 2011 by Greg Morris

Developed through real foundry experience, Dolphin is a robust, compact system specifically aimed at the smaller melter.  Although only just over 7m in length, Dolphin is able to produce de oxidant cubes or long bar ingot at rates of between 3 and 6t/hour.   

Dolphin is the latest…

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5th Electrodes Conference programme announced

Published: April 20, 2011 by Greg Morris

An opportunity for those involved in anode rodding, cathode installation and repair and general support services to discuss recent technological advances and explore developments oin the aluminium industry.

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Alcoa plans $100M Canadian improvements

Published: April 20, 2011 by Greg Morris

It plans to invest in more than 80 capital projects to profit from the growing global demand for aluminum.

More than half of the spending will be directed at operational maintenance, while $25M will be spent on health and safety projects, $14M to reduce costs and $6M on environment and…

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German packaging output rises

Published: April 19, 2011 by Greg Morris

Increasing consumer confidence in the economy is behind the trend, and the German aluminium packaging industry is achieving good capacity utilisation, said GDA Chief Executive Stefan Glimm.

"This positive trend should also continue in the months ahead," he said. Strong demand is being…

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North America production rises 2.1% in March

Published: April 18, 2011 by Greg Morris

The Aluminum Association, in cooperation with the Aluminum Association of Canada, reported primary reported primary aluminium production in North America (US and Canada) during March 2011 at an annual rate of 4.902 692t, increasing 101,664t/y (2.1%) over the previous month's rate of 4.801…

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Automatic Stub Repair

Published: April 18, 2011 by Greg Morris

VHE of Iceland has an effective and efficient solution for the repair of damaged stubs – a customised stub saw and an automatic MIG welding system.

VHE’s cutting solution is a band saw, offering energy savings, a low noise profile, clean and precise cut surfaces, and easy and…

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