Features

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The science of successfully anodizing die cast substrates

* This is a longer version of an article which appeared in the Surface Treatment feature in AIT November/December 2010

Optimising the power system at Qatalum

Qatalum is Qatar's first aluminium smelter and started production in 2009. It was also the first smelter worldwide ordering anAC/DC conversion substation able to be operated at 1750VDC.

The rectiformer substations were handed over, for commercial use, to Qatalum in September and October 2009.

* This is a longer version of an article which appeared in the Primary feature of AIT November/December 2010.

Diamond coating for friction reduction

* This is a longer version of an article which appeared in the Surface Treatment feature of AIT November/December 2010.

ALFED President’s speech 2010

*This is an unedited version of the Alfed president’s speech delivered at the annual dinner on Wednesday, November 10.

Non-Ferrous Metals of Siberia, 2010

More than 150 companies from 20 countries took part in the second international congress and exhibition held in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Congress participants heard ideas about new environmental plans for the industry, methods for trainees and investment prospects for the region.

SNC Lavalin map

Some smelter studies and construction projects in the recent strong market (green) and current weak market (red), excluding China.