Aluminium International Today News

Novelis: Demand set to surge

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

Philip Martens told the Platts Aluminum Symposium 2010 that urbanisation in developing countries and a push for sustainability were the drivers of increased demand for aluminium.

He said: “Beverage cans, food packaging, appliances, construction, transportation and personal technology…

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Dubal milestone

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

The site is ranked as the world’s largest modern smelter with a captive power station and operated at full capacity, despite the downturn. The 2009 figure was a 6.5% increase from its 2008 production figure of 947.7kt cast.

The complex manufactures three aluminium products: foundry…

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Modular system

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

The facility includes two solution treatment furnaces,  air quench and three artificial ageing ovens. The installation was designed to thermally process high integrity aluminium automobile structural castings.

It was commissioned with a Level II Automation system that supports product…

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Church to sell Vedanta shares

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

“We are not satisfied that Vedanta has shown, or is likely in future to show, the level of respect for human rights and local communities that we expect of companies in whom the Church investing bodies hold shares,” said John Reynolds, the chairman of the Church’s Economic Investment…

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Nalco in smelter plan

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

The project will be built over four years. It will include a 500kt/y plant and a 1250MW power generation facility. It is hoping to sell part of the output in Indonesia and export the rest to neighbouring countries.

RAK Minerals & Metals Investments, a unit of RAK Investment Authority,…

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Combilift contract

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

It means Barloworld will supply products to the company for customers handling long loads such as metals and piping. Barloworld will also provide sales and nationwide service support to Combilift as well as its Hyster forklifts.

Combilift is involved in the 4-way lift truck and…

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