Aluminium International Today Sept/Oct 2018

Aluminium industry gathers

It’s that time of the year again...while Christmas cards are already appearing in shops, that’s not what I am referring to!

It is of course, the esteemed ALUMINIUM 2018 Show, taking place from 9 - 11 October at the Messe Düsseldorf.

I was honoured to be asked to put together a special Show Newspaper for the event, so as well as this issue, keep an eye out or visit the team on Booth 11E55/02 to collect your free copy. It contains information on the products and solutions on display, as well as in-depth interviews and a specific focus on innovative technologies.

Speaking of technology, I will also be hosting the Digital Manufacturing session at the Forum on Wednesday 10th October. Access for visitors to this special area (12F40) is free of charge, so come along and hear all about the latest technologies assisting aluminium manufacturing and we will be announcing the next Future Aluminium Forum, which will take place in Warsaw, Poland in May 2019.

Back to this issue and it is bursting with feature articles, with a special focus on rolling, aluminium in automotive, Industry 4.0 and safety.

We also introduce a new, regular column called the Alumina Chronicles, which this time gives an in-depth look at the aluminium tariff imposed by the USA.

I hope you enjoy the issue - see you in Düsseldorf!

Nadine Bloxsome

Editor, Aluminium International Today

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Sept/Oct 2018 highlights

LEADER AND NEWS

FUTURE ALUMINIUM PREVIEW

THE ALUMINA CHRONICLES
The broad-based aluminium tariff imposed by the USA

PRIMARY
The role of aluminium smelters in decarbonising our future

SUSTAINABILITY
ASI strides ahead with responsible aluminium certification programme

ROLLING
Assan Alüminyum: Investing in high value-added products
An Industry 4.0 compliant quality management system
Tenova supplies roll grinding machine to JW Aluminum
Mill at Tianjin Zhongwang Aluminium Co. Ltd. expanded
Selective roll cooling for AFC

AUTOMOTIVE
Leading-edge innovations fuel transformation of global auto industry
Automotive lightweighting with aluminium closures
UAE aluminium is growing on automotive demand

INDUSTRY 4.0
Industry 4.0: Evolution, not a revolution
Sourcing high purity aluminium online

SAFETY
Maximising efficiency and safety of crane operations
Closer look: Molten metal explosions

PRODUCTS & PROJECTS

PROCESS MODELLING
Plant capacity modelling considerations

FURNACE TECHNOLOGY & HEAT TREATMENT
Temperature profiling systems support growth

HANDLING
Superflex strops lifts Constellium’s business

ASSOCIATION UPDATE
Focus on: EPMA

ALUMINIUM 2018 PREVIEW
TOMRA to spotlight sensor-based sorting
STAS acquires technologies

DIRECTORY + PROFILES
Taster page / Exhibitor profiles

TRAINING COURSES