Indian aluminium smelter Vedanta Ltd. announced last week the launch of its Primary Foundry Alloy (PFA) which it will utilize to produce aluminium alloy for India’s automotive sector. Making the announcement at last week’s 59th Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) Annual...
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 […]
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 […]
Russian aluminium behemoth U.C. Rusal’s parent company En+ Group IPJSC announced yesterday its intention to reach certain science-based emission reduction targets (SBTi) in order to contribute to the global movement to establish a global net-zero carbon economy. In joining the Business Ambition for 1.5°C movement, En+ says it is responding by continuing calls to action […]
Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced the launch of a top-to-bottom restructuring of its rolled product business, which it says will include shuttering production in some locations and laying off personnel. According to a press release, Hydro says the restructuring will include closure of a portion of the aluminium foil capacity at the Grevenbroich […]
Makers of aluminium rod, coil, and plate in Henan province are seeing a temporary drop in production due to environmental curbs related to the area’s hosting of the 11th Chinese Ethnic Games this week according to domestic trade media. Producers in the Henan cities of Gongyi, Jiaozuo, and Zhengzhou are likely to see a 10-day […]
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