Features

Red mud – addressing the problem

Red mud – addressing the problem

A major challenge going forward is to reconcile man’s activities on earth with the key pillars of environmental stewardship, sustainability and safeguarding life forms. This applies not least in the manufacturing industries and one example from the global aluminium sector is the...

Events

Summaries from the 31st Metal Bulletin Aluminium Conference

The 31st Metal Bulletin aluminium conference took place at Melia Avenida America Hotel in Madrid, Spain, from September 27th to 29th. Almost 400 delegates from all over the world participated. The conference covered significant topics in the aluminium market over the course of eight sessions featuring over thirty speakers. Some of the highlights from the […]

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 […]

Preparing India for wider aluminium use

The case for embracing aluminium on a mammoth scale in India should now be seen as a futuristic growth strategy rather than a half baked gamble. With its immense recyclability, lightweight character and ability to blend with an array of metals, aluminium should always be the preferred metal of choice. This is even more true […]

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 […]

Baby Steps in China’s Long March to Rein In Overcapacity?

Inner Mongolia’s provincial government recently counseled Inner Mongolia East high-tech Materials Co., Ltd. to cease production on its greenfield one million metric tons per annum smelter project, which had only begun within the past several weeks. In its announcement of the plant’s immediate shutdown, the government stressed the idea that economic development must be conducted […]