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Zhongwang Fake Semis Prosecution May Slam The Door On Key Routes For U.S. Import Duty Avoidance 

Zhongwang Fake Semis Prosecution May Slam The Door On Key Routes For U.S. Import Duty Avoidance 

The global aluminium market has been watching the trials and travails of Chinese behemoth Zhongwang with intense interest for the past few weeks after the company and its founder Liu Zhongtian were brought up on criminal charges by the United States federal...

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Aluminium Extrusions Are Winning The Race For Battery Enclosure In EVs

Battery enclosures for electric vehicles (also called frames, housings or battery packs) have a pretty straightforward purpose: holding and protecting battery modules. Naturally, they come in various shapes and sizes, and can easily be adapted for the different particularities of battery modules. Much like other car parts, battery enclosures are an arena for a number […]

Half-Year Report: Aluminium Prices Still Under Pressure

Base metals prices continued to slide in May and early June, with metals traded on the LME witnessing some serious losses, causing the index to drop by 6.6% in May. The reason for this fall remains the same: investors are cautious about demand for metals amid a lack of progress in the prolonged U.S.-China trade […]

Aluminium Prices in Q2: A Market Analysis

Base metals prices tumbled in the last week of April and at the start of May, with the aluminium price falling to US$ 1765/t on May 10 (cash LME, US$ 1800.5/t 3-month), the lowest since January 2017. While there is no one reason for this series of plunges, lower than expected economic indexes both in […]

Research and Investment Hail Changing Tides for Montenegro’s KAP

On April 25, Montenegro’s Uniprom D.O.O. (owners of Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica, KAP) started construction works on a €15 million aluminium billets production plant with a planned capacity of 70,000 tonnes per year. Uniprom promised production to start by end of 2019. The company also plans to open in the coming months an €11 million plant […]

Aluminium Industry Riding To Higher Demand In Electric Vehicles

This is an exciting time indeed for aluminium consumption, with demand for this highly versatile metal continuing to rise to dizzying heights with every new estimate. Among the brighter stars in the consumption constellation continues to be that of electric vehicles. As has been detailed in these pages over the years, the rise of the […]