Archive for March 2017

Novelis Inks Deal with Chinese Electric Automobile Maker NIO

Novelis Inks Deal with Chinese Electric Automobile Maker NIO

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis yesterday announced a partnership to provide its proprietary aluminium alloys to Shanghai electric automobile start-up firm NIO. The agreement has Novelis supplying to NIO its Novelis Advanz alloy to the Chinese automaker from its plant...


EGA Inks Deal to Sell Spent Pot Lining to Building Materials Firm Arkan

UAE’s Emirates Global Aluminium has come to an agreement to sell spent pot lining to Abu Dhabi building materials manufacturer Arkan Building Material Company PJSC as feedstock for its cement plant. According to EGA, the global aluminium industry produces over one million metric tons of spent pot lining each year. Pot lining tends to wear […]

Why aluminium prices are set to increase in H2 2017

After a strong start in the first two months of the year, base metals prices have weakened recently in expectation of U.S. interest rate increase this month, which would drive up the US dollar. Speculations that China will cut aluminium and alumina production in several provinces to cope with air pollution were behind the 12% […]

Altech Secures State Approval to Operate Kaolinite Mine At Meckering

Perth’s Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced yesterday that Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum has approved the mining proposal and mine closure plan for the firm’s planned mining of a kaolinite deposit near Meckering. According to the firm, this approval represents the clearance of a major hurdle along the path to opening the mine that […]

Iran Smelts 270 Thousand Tons of Aluminium Over Last Eleven Months

According to numbers just released by the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization, Iran delivered over a quarter billion tons of mineral products through the first eleven months of the Iranian year. The country’s overall mineral production for the first eleven months of the year totaled 284 million metric tons. Output for […]

Metro Mining’s Bauxite Reserves on Cape York Now Total 144.8 MMT

Brisbane’s Metro Mining Ltd released an overview of their expanded Bauxite Hills Mine project on Monday. The document is the first public disclosure of the project’s bauxite resources since finalizing the purchase of Gulf Alumina’s interests in the area in January. According to the report, Metro Mining’s bauxite reserves at Bauxite Hills includes 144.8 million […]