United Kingdom: Brammer reduces maintenance costs for Rio Tinto Alcan in Iceland
September 13, 2013
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.
China: Low prices dig in following lower-than-expected economic recovery
July 12, 2013
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.
China: Sapa’s Shanghai extrusion plant raises its game
April 17, 2013 - From: May/June 2013
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.
India: Nalco lease expiry halts bauxite mining
November 27, 2012 - From: September/October 2012
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.
Ladle and Crucible Heaters
February 17, 2012 - From: March/April 2012
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.
Unifrax sets the Standard
February 08, 2012
High temperature insulation specialist Unifrax has re-launched several of its cements and mixes under the new Standard banner.
Monitoring Potroom Insulation
February 03, 2012 - From: March/April 2012
VHE‘s enhanced ohmmeter is able to measure the electrical resistance between points of different voltage potential. Conventional ohmmeters do not have this capability.
ExxonMobil launches enhanced lubricants
January 03, 2012 - From: January/February 2012
ExxonMobil has launched its next generation of Mobil SHC 600 Series lubricants
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