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Published: December 05, 2016 by Nadine Bloxsome

The new large facility at the aluminium company Hydro´s plant in Grevenbroich, Germany, got started recently: Hydro is producing first coils for customers at automotive line 3 (AL 3).

This follows weeks of trials on how the new machines for EDT rolling, continuous annealing and coating of…

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Lochaber sale agreed

Published: December 05, 2016 by Nadine Bloxsome

Rio Tinto has reached an agreement to sell its assets at Lochaber, Scotland to SIMEC for consideration totalling $410 million (£330 million).

The sale purchase agreement comprises the sale of Rio Tinto’s 100 per cent shareholding in Alcan Aluminium UK Limited which includes the operating…

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Happy Birthday Hydro!

Published: December 05, 2016 by Nadine Bloxsome

On a frosty December day 111 years ago, Hydro – the biggest commercial company in Norway – was established. 

Hydro has grown considerably from its humble beginnings in the heart of Telemark, approximately 100 kilometers from Oslo. Today it is a global company spanning 40 countries and…

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Ball at Brau

Published: November 21, 2016 by Nadine Bloxsome

Ball enjoyed its most successful Brau Beviale yet, hosting a range of customers, from small craft brewers through to big global brands, on their newly designed stand.

Visitors to the stand were shown the latest industry innovations as well as Ball’s now extended range of cans, bottles and…

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EGA deal with BMW

Published: November 16, 2016 by Nadine Bloxsome

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has struck a three-year deal to supply high-quality aluminium to the German luxury car maker BMW that will be used to manufacture car engines.

EGA’s agreement is the first dir­ect deal of its kind with a ­major automotive company and comes amid intensifying…

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Cans of the Year Awards

Published: November 15, 2016 by Nadine Bloxsome

Ardagh came out as one of the main winners in the prestigious international 2016 Canmaker Cans of the Year awards with two category gold medals and two silver medals.

The feature that is common to all four successes is packaging innovation targeted at maximising customer benefits and…

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