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Record Production At Brazil Alumina Propels South32 To 6 Percent Rise In Production In Prior Quarter

Record Production At Brazil Alumina Propels South32 To 6 Percent Rise In Production In Prior Quarter

Australian metals miner South32 Limited released results for the second quarter earlier this week. Production of alumina rose slightly in the quarter while aluminium production held steady. In the previous quarter South32 refined 1,358 thousand metric tons, up by 6 percent on...

Rio Tinto Sees Third-Party Bauxite Shipments Rise 13 Percent In Q2

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group released production and financial results for the second quarter yesterday. Though bauxite ore and alumina production rose in the quarter, production cuts stunted the firm’s aluminium production in that period. In the previous quarter Rio Tinto mined 14,560 thousand metric tons of bauxite ore, up by 9 percent on […]

Alcoa Weathers COVID-19 Storm In Second Quarter

Aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation released results for the second quarter on Wednesday, boasting both a better balance sheet and improved productivity despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In the just-ended quarter the firm posted a total revenue of US$2,148 million, besting the prior quarter’s total of US$2,381 million but down on the year from last year’s […]

Hydro Studies Feasibility Of Replacing Steel With Aluminium In Suspension Bridges

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA released a study late last week that examined the feasibility of replacing steel with aluminium in suspension bridges, noting that such a move would yield several advantages over current technology and techniques. Thomas B. Svendsen, Market Manager in Hydro Extruded Solutions, said the study looked at the use of […]

Altech Executes Land Purchase Option For Second HPA Plant In Germany

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced yesterday its decision to execute the option to purchase a 25-acre tract in Germany ostensibly for building a second high-purity alumina (HPA) plant on the site. Per the firm, the site at the Schwarze Pump Industrial Park in Saxony has been under consideration since last fall, when the government […]

Aleris Aluminum Duffel Earns Chain Of Custody Certification From ASI

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced yesterday the certification of Aleris Alumnum Duffel against its Chain of Custody standard for its aluminium refining and remelting operations and semi-fabrication operations in Belgium. Previously certified against ASI’s Performance Standard one year ago, the plant produces a wide array of aluminium sheet and coil for clients in industries […]