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Water in a can

Published: August 06, 2018 by Nadine Bloxsome

Tesco is the first supermarket to sell water in cans rather than plastic bottles.

The retailer is now offering spring water in 500ml aluminium cans at its 700 stores under the CanO Water brand, which started two years ago in London. 

“Aluminium cans have the highest recycling rate of any…

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First shipment: Bel Air

Published: August 06, 2018 by Nadine Bloxsome

Alufer Mining Limited has announced that production has commenced at the Bel Air bauxite mine in Guinea and the company has achieved First Ore on Ship on schedule, on budget and with zero lost time injuries.

Surface mining started at the end of June 2018 and material was stockpiled in…

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ERG aluminium plans

Published: July 31, 2018 by Nadine Bloxsome

Eurasian Resources Group has reiterated its commitment to strengthen its aluminium business with a number of new initiatives including the development of a joint venture to roll out aluminium poles, the introduction of hydropower as a means of producing “green” aluminium, and the…

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ALFED: Update

Published: July 30, 2018 by Nadine Bloxsome

House of Lords lunch shows rising influence of aluminium.

On the 12th July, The UK Aluminium Federation (ALFED) held its annual lunch at the House of Lords hosted by Lord Paul of Marylebone. 

It was a fruitful and honest discussion of key issues facing the industry, with lots of…

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Rio Tinto: ASI certified

Published: July 27, 2018 by Nadine Bloxsome

The certification means Rio Tinto will be the only company selling aluminium that customers can be assured has been produced to the highest environmental, social and governance standards, placing Rio Tinto at a competitive advantage.

The certification reinforces Rio Tinto’s commitment to…

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Novelis to acquire Aleris

Published: July 26, 2018 by Nadine Bloxsome

Novelis has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aleris Corporation, a global supplier of rolled aluminium products.

“Acquiring Aleris is the right opportunity at the right time as they are set for transformational growth. The significant investments they’ve made in the high-demand,…

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