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Copper vs. Aluminium – substitution slows but continues

Copper vs. Aluminium – substitution slows but continues

At the beginning of this century, prices for copper and aluminium were relatively similar and each metal had a dominant area of application: copper could be found in cables and wires (now approximately 60%) and aluminium in construction and transport (51%). However,...

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Aluminium Recycling – Hope or Hype?

Aluminium is an incredibly versatile metal. Among the metal’s qualities that is frequently touted is the recyclable nature it possesses. In an era when the scarcity of resources has been recognized to be a problem that demands a solution, recycling is typically considered as the best response to such concerns. And aluminium is well suited […]

Automotive body sheet – bright outlook for aluminium?

The automotive sector remains the dominant global market for aluminium components, especially in North America. While aluminium has been able to largely conquer the drive train and heat exchanger areas of vehicle build, the chassis, body and general equipment and fittings must be regarded as areas for further potential development in lightweight construction using aluminium. […]

Aluminium prices at 13-month highs

Base metals prices were at multi-week highs during the first half of July as uncertainty after the Brexit referendum faded away, while investors, expecting more stimulus measures around the world, have reversed the short-term bets on lower prices. The LMEX base metals index climbed to a new ten-week high of 2,430 points on Monday, July […]