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Unplanned Outages Drop China’s Aluminium Production By 0.5 Percent In August

Unplanned Outages Drop China’s Aluminium Production By 0.5 Percent In August

Unplanned aluminum production outages at two of the country’s main smelters helped drop the People’s Republic of China’s total production by 0.5 percent on the month in August according to numbers released yesterday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Per Beijing’s...

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Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Plant In Jiangyin Achieves ASI Chain Of Custody Certification

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced last week the certification of Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Co., Ltd’s plant in Jiangyin City under the ASI’s Chain of Custody standard. The facility, which was recently certified under the ASI’s Performance Standard, boasts a casthouse and an aluminium foil production operation, the latter of which is now covered […]

Aluminium Can Recycled Content Rises To 73 Percent: Report

A report released by the Aluminum Association earlier this week detailed the significant advances aluminium cans have made over competing packaging materials over the past several years, noting the significant sustainability advantages the material offers when compared to other substances now in use. The report, which was prepared in conjunction with the Can Manufacturers Institute […]

Indonesia Weighing Expedited Ban On Bauxite Exports

Days after the government announced an unexpected ban on the export of nickel ore, Indonesian officials said earlier this week that it may move up a planned ban on exports of bauxite ore, alumina, and other raw minerals. At present the government will begin the ban on bauxite exports in early 2022. However, Indonesian regulators […]

Norsk Hydro Agrees To Sell Romanian Extrusion Plant To Austrian Firm For Undisclosed Sum

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA yesterday announced the signing of an agreement with Austrian firm Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) to sell Romanian extrusion plant Hydro Extrusion SRL. Terms of the transaction were not released, but Hydro indicated that the sale would likely be complete by year’s end. Hydro indicated that the decision to sell […]