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Ford’s F-Series light-weighting strategy is successful as record sales continue

Ford’s F-Series light-weighting strategy is successful as record sales continue

Ford Motor Company reported that it sold 820,799 F-Series pickup trucks in 2016, a 5.2% increase for the year, making it America’s best-selling vehicle for the 35th consecutive year and best selling pickup truck for 40 years straight. F-Series sales totalled 87,512 trucks in...

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Petroleum coke market tightens

In 2017, the aluminium industry may face rising production costs due to an expected deficit of pet-coke (petroleum coke). CRU, a London based consultancy, recently warned in a report that the reduction in calciner operating rates will lower China’s CPC (calcined pet-coke) production by 774,000 tonnes in 2017, in comparison to 2016. Meanwhile, Chinese domestic […]

Aluminium Wrap – Aluminium 2016

Aluminium 2016, 11th World Trade Fair and Conference recently concluded in Düsseldorf, Germany. Also known as Aluminium Messe Dusseldorf, the biennial conference is considered the biggest and most influential aluminium fair in the world. Organized by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH, the conference featured 992 exhibitors from fifty-eight countries, and was attended by almost twenty-five thousand […]

Aluminium in Iran – can the potential be realised?

Following the relaxation of sanctions, Iran, which has for many years been marred by political issues and civil unrest now has plans for fresh development of its infrastructure and industry – and the country’s aluminium sector in particular has been targeted for key support. However, the prospects for realising the considerable potential will be impacted […]

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 issue of bauxite residue – otherwise termed red mud. The vast majority of […]

R&D can power low carbon value growth for Indian firms

The world over, aluminium companies are training their guns on a low carbon growth strategy. With emission reductions topping agendas at international conclaves, aluminium producers, upstream and downstream- are turning more to innovation to build a greener portfolio of products. The trigger for a shift to less polluting capacities is taking place more so in […]