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AEC Asks Commerce To “Pause And Reevaluate” Its Decision On New Section 232 Exclusion Process

AEC Asks Commerce To “Pause And Reevaluate” Its Decision On New Section 232 Exclusion Process

American aluminium trade group The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) released a statement on Monday calling upon the United States Department of Commerce to “pause and reevaluate” its use of measures to create broad exclusions from the Trump-era Section 232 aluminium tariffs. In...

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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 […]

Rusal Purchases Aluminium Rheinfelden Out Of Insolvency Proceedings

Russian Federation aluminium titan UC Rusal last week took title to German aluminium producer Aluminium Rheinfelden GmbH, saving the firm from insolvency. The German firm began insolvency proceedings last fall, and began by laying off a fifth of its 256-strong labor force. Representatives from the two firms signed a purchase agreement last Thursday, but the […]

Brazilian Group Sues Norsk Hydro Over 2018 Alunorte Spill

Tens of thousands of Brazilian residents have joined in a class-action lawsuit against Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA for allegedly being harmed by a wastewater release in the state of Para three years ago. The suit is being brought on behalf of about 11,000 families of the Cainquiama – the Amazon Association of Mixed […]