Ken Stanford

Low-carbon Aluminium Boosts Industry’s Green Credentials

Low-carbon Aluminium Boosts Industry’s Green Credentials

Global warming remains one of the leading critical global issues – emphasised in the last Paris accord and this month’s COP23 summit in Bonn. The carbon equivalent (CE), as a measure of how much CO2 is produced by any activity, is now...

Recycling aluminium packaging – A UK Case Study

Experience, advocacy and working programmes boost “real” industry performance The UK Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) acts as the voice of the industry on issues of government policy and legislative development. Its various activities are directed to help the industry and community meet and exceed recycling targets for aluminium packaging. But, where are we now […]

US government supports advanced manufacturing – aluminium initiatives benefit and make further progress

Set to come to the end of its second term in November, President Obama’s Administration recently highlighted America’s capacity for creativity and invention and how innovative progress over the past years has helped continue to make the national economy particularly strong and durable. Notably, several aluminium projects are playing a key role. The President outlined […]

Waste – or valuable resource?

Recovery of aluminium from municipal incinerator bottom ash Each year around the world, millions of tonnes of rubbish are generated and find their way to waste tip mountains or sent to landfill – even merely dumped by the roadside. But, this waste can obversely be regarded as a valuable resource for metals and materials recovery. […]

Automotive body sheet – bright outlook for aluminium?

The automotive sector remains the dominant global market for aluminium components, especially in North America. While aluminium has been able to largely conquer the drive train and heat exchanger areas of vehicle build, the chassis, body and general equipment and fittings must be regarded as areas for further potential development in lightweight construction using aluminium. […]