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Audi Awarded ASI Chain of Custody Certification For Pair Of Automotive Plants

Audi Awarded ASI Chain of Custody Certification For Pair Of Automotive Plants

German automaker Audi AG announced yesterday that it has received the Chain of Custody certification from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) for sustainable aluminium. Audi is the first automaker to be certified by the ASI under its Chain of Custody standard. Dirk...

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BAI Begins Construction Of Alumina Refinery In West Kalimantan

Construction at a new alumina refining plant in Indonesia commenced on Tuesday, as PT Alumina Borneo Indonesia (BAI) broke ground on its Smelter Grade Alumina Refinery (SGAR) in western Borneo. The first piling was planted virtually by Governor Sutarmidji of West Kalimantan as ministers from various state agencies looked on. He explained at the ceremony […]

Rusal Completes Entire Closed Additive Manufacturing Cycle At R&D Center

Russian Federation aluminium giant UC Rusal said this week that it has finished a closed additive manufacturing cycle at its Institute of Light Materials and Technologies (ILM&T). The project at the Additive Technology Centre represents an investment of €3.5 million in resources and facility development at the Centre to date. The firm constructed an additive […]

Strike At Constellium Aluminium Can Recycling Plant In Alabama Continues

A strike is currently underway at Constellium’s aluminium used beverage containers (UBCs) consuming mill in Muscle Shoals. According to a press release, about 200 members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 200 walked off the job on December 15 due to an inability of management and labor to come to an accord on a contract at […]

Metso Outotec Sells Aluminium Business To REEL International

Finnish mining operations and technology firm Metso Outotec announced yesterday the sale of its aluminium assets to French firm REEL International SAS for an undisclosed sum. Metso Outotec has had its alumnium business on the market for about a year prior to yesterday’s agreement, ultimately listing it as discontinued on its books. The parties say […]

Norsk Hydro Announces Successful Test Of Energy Saving Aluminium Smelting Tech

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA announced last week the successful verification of its new proprietary energy-saving primary aluminium technology at Technology Pilot at Karmøy, Norway. Per the firm, HAL4e is capable of producing primary aluminium using up to 15 percent less energy than the industry average. The two-year pilot program at Karmøy intended to […]