Aluminium International Today Nov/Dec 2015

It seems that 2015 has passed in the blink of an eye!

This year has thrown up many challenges and while uncertainties still lie ahead, the industry is pulling together to continue growing and innovating. 

To give you a round up of 2015, Aluminium International Today will be sending out a free, digital ‘Highlights’ issue, which will pick out some of the most talked about articles and news from this year. 

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Coming back to this issue and it’s time again for the annual Furnaces International Buyers’ Guide, which provides a classified listing of furnace plant equipment, materials and services.

The guide also includes a selection of articles, which look at how to find the right furnace, thermal process optimisation and a profile on the British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association. 

The usual Updates section highlights Europe’s Sustainability Roadmap, while a Casthouse feature focuses on Rio Tinto’s ‘Compact Casthouse’ in a Kitimat case study. 

There is all of this, as well as a look at how aluminium is playing a bigger role in electrical components and an exclusive interview with Hydro’s CEO, Svein Richard Brandtzæg, which looks at the company’s philosophy on safety.
I hope you enjoy the issue and we will be back in 2016! 

Nadine Firth

Editor, Aluminium International Today

Front cover image courtesy of EGA

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Nov/Dec 2015 highlights



EUROPE - Sustainability roadmap 
US and China - Address climate change
MIDDLE EAST - Focus on the Gulf 

Finding the right furnace
Thermal process optimisation 
Keep on rolling Association profile: BIFCA CAN-ENG contract 

Improving induction billet heating
Quality standards require special production technology
Aluminium and automotive: Together in electric dreams 

Compact casthouse 
Sapa acquires casting plant
Re-melt expansion project 

GBR special report
Preview: Aluminium in the GCC 

Rolling plant investment 

Aluexpo 2015

An interview with Richard Brandzaeg 

ESTAL Congress