Aluminium International Today July/August 2017

Safety is key

The safety and wellbeing of employees has long been a commitment of the aluminium industry.

In recent interviews that I have conducted and across events and conference programmes, safety remains a priority and the industry is proud of its achievements.

It occurred to me however, that there is not a designated platform for the value chain to come together and discuss successes in safety, practices, initiatives, measurement and results.

I am therefore on a mission to develop an Aluminium Industry Safety Guide, which will act as a respected resource and be sent directly to HSE managers, CEOs and other industry professionals.

Due to be published in January 2018, the Guide will also be distributed at major events next year and online. The idea is to make the content accessible for all.

The Guide already has the support and input from the IAI, ASI, the Aluminum Association, European Aluminium, AMS and the Gulf Aluminium Council, but I am very interested to hear from companies across the industry and cover a range of different topics from PPE standards, operation of mobile equipment and controlling risk, to a closer look at general health and wellness.

If this sounds like something you would like to know more about, then don’t hesitate to get in touch! 

In the meantime, this issue is takes a closer look at secondary technology and analysis & testing.

There is also a focus on green anodes, a look at what Industry 4.0 could mean for the aluminium industry and a history piece on aluminium in the age of global conflict. Enjoy!

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July/August 2017 highlights



2 Minutes With...Will Savage


Europe: The aluminium playground
India: Indian aluminium sector exploring new end-use possibilities
Industry 4.0 - Is ‘Digital’ just a flash in the pan? Or is it changing the industry?
Association: The Aluminium Federation

Aluminium scrap processing
Waste management
Chip and coolant recycling

High-speed profile measurement in the hot rolling mill
Lab based brazing simulation
Non-contact temperature measurement for extrusions

Green anode plants - 10 years of success

Le déluge: Aluminium in the age of global conflict

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