Aluminium International Today News

ALFED joins ASI

Published: August 24, 2016 by Nadine Firth

The Aluminium Federation (ALFED), the UK aluminium association, has joined as an Associations member.

ALFED is the trade association that represents the interests of the whole of the UK aluminium industry. ALFED has more than 70 member companies drawn from every sector of the UK aluminium…

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Alufoil Trophy 2017

Published: August 23, 2016 by Nadine Firth

Each year the Alufoil Trophy competition offers the opportunity for companies to showcase the very best and latest aluminium foil and closure applications and ideas. 

EAFA, the European Aluminium Foil Association has announced that entries for the 2017 competition are now open and will be…

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Rusal produces first output of scandium oxide

Published: August 22, 2016 by Nadine Firth

Rusal has produced scandium oxide for the first time with the concentration exceeding 99%.

The new product output commenced at the Urals aluminium smelter (UAZ) after the installation and launch of the pilot unit for the processing of scandium concentrate into scandium oxide. Experts at…

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Novel research on cast aluminium products wins international award

Published: August 17, 2016 by Nadine Firth

A research team from the UK has won the 2016 Charles Hatchett Award.

The award-winning research, from Brunel University London, has considerable potential for commercial application in aluminium cast products in the automotive industry. The use of niobium as a grain refiner in cast…

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Membership on the rise as Aluminum Association welcomes four new members

Published: August 15, 2016 by Nadine Firth

The Aluminum Association has announced the addition of three new member companies – UC RUSAL, Tri-Star Glove and MAGNECO/METREL.

In addition, the Association introduced a new member category and announced its first ever individual membership for Professor Diran Apelian of Worcester…

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AFRC forms new partnership with Japanese manufacturing giant

Published: August 15, 2016 by Nadine Firth

Mitsubishi Materials Group, one of the world’s leading cutting tools suppliers, has signed up to be the latest member of the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.   The AFRC will act as a test facility for the…

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