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Constellium Reports Revenue Drop Of 17 Percent In 2020

Constellium Reports Revenue Drop Of 17 Percent In 2020

European value-added aluminium firm Constellium NV reported results for the final quarter and full year of 2020 earlier this week. The firm’s bottom line struggled last year, but management says the difficulties last year prepared it to be successful this year. For...

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Rio Tinto To Close Dutch Anode Plant Aluchemie

Anglo-Australian metals mining giant Rio Tinto Group announced last week its decision to cease operations at Aluchemie, its stand-alone anode production plant in the Netherlands. Rio Tinto said in a press release that the plant is a victim of a strategic review it conducted of the plant, citing a weak competitive position and difficult market […]

Aluminum Association Petitions US Commerce Department For Limits On Section 232 Exclusion Requests

Aluminium sector trade group Aluminum Association relayed to the United States Commerce Department its recommendations for adjusting Section 232 tariffs on aluminium and steel last week, advising it on changes it would like to see to the newly-created category of “general approved exclusions,” or GAE. “Reflecting member feedback, we urged the department to revisit the […]

Rusal Inks Supply Agreement With Auto Parts Maker Kosei On Low-Carbon Aluminium

Russian Federation aluminium titan UC Rusal announced earlier this week its selection by global wheel and automotive component maker Kosei to be its global supplier of high-quality aluminium alloys. Rusal says it will be selling its proprietary low-carbon aluminium ALLOW to Kosei. ALLOW emits roughly 2.4 metric tons of CO2 per metric ton of metal […]

Gränges’ Finspång Automotive Aluminium Plant Earns Provisional ASI Certification

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) and Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB announced earlier this week that the firm’s Finspång AB plant in Sweden has been provisionally certified against the ASI’s Performance Standard for responsible aluminium production. The plant has been operating for just shy of a century, designing and manufacturing rolled strip and sheet […]

Novelis’ New Aluminium Alloy Up To 40 Percent Lighter Than High-Strength Steel

Atlanta’s rolled aluminium firm Novelis debuted a new automotive aluminium alloy this week that it says is the strongest one it has developed so far. Novelis’ new alloy, the Advanz 7UHS-s701, is formulated for use in safety-critical structural components for passenger vehicles. The firm said components such as the A and B pillar reinforcements and […]