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United Kingdom: Brammer reduces maintenance costs for Rio Tinto Alcan in Iceland

UK-based Brammer has stepped in to help Rio Tinto Alcan in Iceland overcome a premature failure of hydraulic hoses on production-critical pieces of plant equipment.

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China: Low prices dig in following lower-than-expected economic recovery

High production costs and a lower-than-expected economic recovery have led to a slower pace of aluminium output and under-performing light metal prices in China.

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China: Sapa’s Shanghai extrusion plant raises its game

Sapa Profiles' extrusion facility in China, located North West of Shanghai, which represents a strategic step for the company in establishing the group's first aluminium extrusion plant in China, has recently benefitted from the Sapa Group's capital improvement plan.

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India: Nalco lease expiry halts bauxite mining

India-based Nalco (National Aluminium Company) has been forced to suspend operations at its Panchpatmali mine in Koraput, Odisha, after its lease for the site expired.

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Ladle and Crucible Heaters

Ladles and crucibles must be heated before use to prevent chilling of the molten metal and to minimise thermal shock which can crack the refractory lining.

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Unifrax sets the Standard

High temperature insulation specialist Unifrax has re-launched several of its cements and mixes under the new Standard banner.

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Monitoring Potroom Insulation

VHE‘s enhanced ohmmeter is able to measure the electrical resistance between points of different voltage potential.  Conventional ohmmeters do not have this capability.

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ExxonMobil launches enhanced lubricants

ExxonMobil has launched its next generation of Mobil SHC 600 Series lubricants

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