Aluminium International Today News

Kitimat open to community

Published: September 26, 2016 by Nadine Bloxsome

Rio Tinto has welcomed employees and community members of all ages to visit its modernised Kitimat smelter.

Gareth Manderson, general manager of Rio Tinto BC Works says: "This smelter represents the next chapter built on our 60 year legacy as a leading aluminium producer here in Kitimat.…

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GLAFRI new president

Published: September 22, 2016 by Nadine Bloxsome

Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative elects Oliver Hommel as new president

Oliver Hommel, Head of Product Area Foil BU Global Products Hydro Aluminium, has been elected President of the Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI) at the organisation’s General Assembly held in…

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Auto body sheet growth

Published: September 20, 2016 by Nadine Bloxsome

Constellium and UACJ Announce Opening of their Joint Venture’s Automotive Body Sheet Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The strategically-located 225,000 square foot facility will house an initial capacity of 100,000 metric tons.

It has secured its metal supply with both partners’ rolling…

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Anglesey demolition plans

Published: September 20, 2016 by Nadine Bloxsome

Anglesey Aluminium site demolition plans unveiled...but landmark chimney stays for now

The developers of a huge new biomass plant have submitted plans to knock down parts of the former Anglesey Aluminium site on the island.

A demolition notice has been lodged with the island’s council…

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Sapa upgrades

Published: September 19, 2016 by Nadine Bloxsome

Sapa is investing in new production lines at sites in Belgium and Sweden to meet the surging demand for larger and thinner-walled aluminium products in the rail industry.

Sapa is increasing from 6,500 to 8,200 tonnes the force of the large aluminium extrusion press at its plant in…

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Offshore aluminium

Published: September 13, 2016 by Nadine Bloxsome

Sapa is investing in new machinery offering super-large and light products for the offshore and maritime industry with equipment that can produce panels up to 18 metres long and 3.5 metres wide.

“Our ability to join thin-walled lightweight designs into large panels will make a big…

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