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Half-Year Report: Aluminium Prices Still Under Pressure

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...

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Leaders Emerge In The Aluminium Industry’s Race To Zero Carbon

One of the aluminium industry’s major goals continues to be the production of metal in a manner that emits the smallest carbon footprint possible. Man-made climate change has become an ever more critical issue, and many of the major players in the global aluminium industry have taken the initiative and made great strides in limiting […]

The Venezuela Blackout Spells Doom for its Aluminium Industry

After Venezuela’s energy supply failed on March 8th, the directors of the CVG together with the presidents of each company decided to shut down Venalum and Alcasa. With a joint installed capacity of 600 thousand tons of primary aluminium per year, both sites were already operating at less than 15% of their capacity, due to […]

Aluminium Alloys in the Automotive Industry: a Handy Guide

Looking at the flurry of announcements of new aluminium alloys developed by some of the big aluminium producers (Novelis, Constellium, Norsk Hydro, Alcoa, and UC Rusal), it almost seems that OEMs didn’t actually know – until recently at least – how the metal can be improved in terms of both strength and ductility by using […]