Aluminium International Today January/February 2010

January/February 2010 features include Primary and Heat Treatment. Primary includes a focus on Dubal's DX reduction cell technology which offers excellent operating performance, and a look at dust filtration in primary aluminium production.

Heat Treatment features include developments in vacuum pumping technologies for vacuum metallurgfical processes and an investigation into furnaces for scrap and swarf.

As usual, the issue features a round-up of all the latest news as well as updates from India, China, USA and Latin America.

Cover picture courtesy of Solios

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January/February 2010 highlights

January/February Issue

NEWS

3    Maaden signs $10.8bn Alcoa deal
20    Diary of Events

UPDATES

12    USA – A New Year but same old story as recession continues to dominate
14    Latin America – Latin American aluminium trade defence measures
16    China – Growth in China for doors and windows
18    India – Vedanta seeks support for Orissa project

PRIMARY

21    The art of revamping aluminium potlines
24    Dubal’s DX reduction cell technology offers excellent operating performance
26    Inert anode technology closer to fruition at Rusal
28    Dust filtration in primary aluminium production
30    Feeding alumina to the greenfield Qatalum project
31    Stub straightener for Dubal

HEAT TREATMENT

32    Shapemeter IP-4 on the continuous thermal treatment line of Samara Metallurgical Works
39    Developments in vacuum pumping technologies for vacuum metallurgical processes
43    Furnaces for scrap & swarf

OTHERS

50    State-of-the-art casthouse for Assan Aluminyum Dilovasi
52    Release agent reduces oxides and roughness on a Twin Roll Caste