Aluminium International Today News

Sapa forms joint venture in South-East Asia

Published: November 29, 2010 by Greg Morris

The new company will be called Sapa BTG.

The Vietnam Japan Aluminium Co (Vijalco) established in 1996, was a joint venture between the Japanese companies Tachibana and Sojitz Corporation and the Vietnamese Ben Thanh Group.

The company is located in Ho Chi Min City and production…

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Gulf countries aiming for production increase

Published: November 26, 2010 by Greg Morris

The output from GCC states has doubled to 1.8Mt since 2000. The rapid growth of the aluminium sector prompted Gulf producers to recently form the Gulf Aluminium Council to advance and protect industry interests.

At its current rate of growth, the Gulf’s production has the potential to…

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Siemens to modernise Bahrain cold rolling mill

Published: November 25, 2010 by Greg Morris

 The modernisation is intended to improve plant availability as well as to ensure consistently high product quality. The cold rolling mill will be upgraded during a scheduled plant shutdown at the end of February 2011.

Garmco was founded in 1986, and is a producer of rolled products in…

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Electrode and Rodding conference

Published: November 19, 2010 by Greg Morris

The event takes place at the Hilton Nordica Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland between May 10-12, 2011.

The event also includes tours of the Alcan ISAL and Century owned Nordural smelters and an optional post conference visit on 13th to the Alcoa Fjaroaal site at Reydarfjordur.

A table top…

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Indian smelter and refinery plan

Published: November 19, 2010 by Greg Morris

The 1Mt/y refinery and 500kt/y smelter will cost about project involves expenditure of INR100bn ($2.2bn).

The state PSU Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) had invited earlier this month for the joint development of the mines as a part of its recent policy of adding value to…

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Powder metallurgy sintering

Published: November 17, 2010 by Greg Morris

The 32 page chapter starts with the history of conventional press and sinter powder metallurgy (P/M) and its applications.

It continues with sections on green shape formation, sintering atmosphere and dew point control and its effects on tensile properties, dimensional changes and…

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