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Heat resistant fabric for molten metal protection

Published: July 20, 2011 by Greg Morris

ThermGuard Molten Repel has been designed to ensure workers are protected from molten metals such as iron and aluminium.

It has been developed for those working in foundries and in large, heavy industrial manufacturing plants where the processes of smelting, casting, welding, cutting…

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Kaiser Alexco $11M expansion

Published: July 20, 2011 by Greg Morris

The expansion is expected to be completed by year end and will provide more extrusion and heat treat capacity to meet demand.

"Today's environment of unprecedented demand and growth in commercial aerospace offers an opportunity to leverage our manufacturing platform and market presence…

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Alba sales rise 4.3% in H1 2011

Published: July 19, 2011 by Greg Morris

Figures were 445 370t compared to 427 065t the year before, an increase of 18 305t.

Sales for Q2 were 228 357 compared to 226 539 in Q2 2010.

Production figures for the year-to-date were up by 3.5% to 436 256t from 421 659t for the same period of 2010.

It said production was…

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Potlining recycling trial proves successful

Published: July 18, 2011 by Greg Morris

The company has applied to the New South Wales Government to process up to 200t of spent potlining material at the Weston furnace.

A recent trial processed 40t of the material from the Kurri Kurri and Tomago aluminium smelters.

Managing director Garbis Simonian says it is crucial the…

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China production to hit monhly record?

Published: July 15, 2011 by Greg Morris

Reuters reports that China, the world's largest producer of aluminium finished the first half of 2011 strongly production reaching monthly records in June due to increased capacity.

Primary production rose 3.6% on the month to a fourth consecutive record at 1.591Mt in June, up 13.3%…

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2.04Mt of Chinese metals capacity to be phased out this year

Published: July 14, 2011 by Greg Morris

A total of 2.04Mt/y of non-ferrous metals capacity from 116 companies will be eliminated. The figure almost doubles that for all of last year.

Of the total capacity to be phased out, 619kt of aluminium smelting will come from 22 companies.

 661kt will come from lead, 425kt will come…

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