Aluminium International Today News

Indian government threatens coal delay

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

In a notice issued to the company the Coal Ministry said the delay in developing the Utkal-E coal block in Orissa, was because no serious effort has been made to develop it since 2004.

The coal ministry also said company officials had been absent from a series of key review meetings…

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Alcan engineering JV

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

The JV will be based in the northeastern Chinese city of Changchun with a second manufacturing plant in Kunshan, Shanghai, to serve OEMs in the northern and southern regions of China.

Engley will develop and produce crash management systems, instrument panel beams in aluminium and other…

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Hydro opens recycling centre

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

This brings Hydro’s total recycling capacity in Germany to 150kt/y of aluminium and significantly reduce carbon emissions.

The third furnace within three years has been built as part of the new recycling centre at Alunorf, the world’s largest aluminium remelting and rolling facility,…

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Jaguar selects Novelis’ aluminium

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

The redesigned version of Jaguar’s flagship vehicle features a lightweight structure and body panels made of aluminium sheet. Jaguar says the aluminium body helps make the XJ at least 150kg lighter than its main rivals, improving performance, handling and economy, while delivering…

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Companies win aluminium train order

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

The new trains will be made of an aluminium light alloy in order to reduce energy consumption and will allow the multiple traction use to increase the passenger transport capacity in rush hour.

The two railway companies, Sistemi Territoriali and Ferrovie Emilia Romagna, jointly launched…

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Wagstaff opens Chinese centre

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

The centre in Qingdao, Shandong Province, will provide replacement parts, local customer service contacts, customer training, startup services and technical support.  Long-term goals of the centre include equipment rehabilitation services for components and casting systems.  Wagstaff…

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