Archive for March 2017

Russian Researchers Develop Nano Powders for Improving Aluminium Alloys

Russian Researchers Develop Nano Powders for Improving Aluminium Alloys

Researchers from the Russian Federation are working to develop nano powders to be added to aluminium alloys that will enhance certain beneficial qualities of those alloys. Russian News Agency TASS reports the development taking place at the laboratories of the Siberian Federal...


Saudi’s Ma’aden Inks Agreement to Supply Aluminium Parts with Domestic Automaker

Riyadh’s Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) announced a partnership last month with the Saudi Arabia National Automotive Manufacturing Company (SANAM) to increase the aluminium content in vehicles made in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Details were sparse, but the company indicated that the joint venture between it and American aluminium firm Alcoa has already yielded […]

Fiji Announces First Shipment of Bauxite Ore in 2017

The island nation of Fiji shipped its first batch of bauxite ore earlier this week. According to local media, William and Goslings Operations & Logistics loaded 70 thousand metric tons of bauxite aboard its vessel, the MV Ocean Merry, at the port of Galoa in the province of Bua, located on the western coast of […]

Anti-Pollution NGO Calls on Malaysian Government to Release Bauxite Mining SOP

An anti-pollution non-government organization in Malaysia is petitioning its government to release a standard operating procedure (SOP) for the mining of bauxite ore, citing the length of the ongoing ban on the activity as evidence that the government does not take the problem of pollution seriously. Gerakan Rakyat Hentikan Pencemaran Bauksit (Geram) [People’s Movement to […]

Aluminum Association Files First-Ever Unfair Trade Case with US Government

The Aluminum Association has taken a groundbreaking step against the People’s Republic of China’s aluminium trade practices today when it filed its first-ever unfair trade case with the United States government. The association’s Trade Enforcement Working Group filed cases with the United States Department of Commerce and the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) alleging […]

Ghana to Develop Integrated Aluminium Industry: Mines Minister

The Ghanian Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta told domestic media last week of the government’s intention to fast-track economic development by developing an integrated aluminium industry. Ofori-Atta outlined a six-point plan for developing such an industry: establishing bauxite mines in Awaso, Nyinahin, and Kyebi; building an alumina refinery, most likely in Kyebi; establishing inexpensive and […]