Features

Waste – or valuable resource?

Waste – or valuable resource?

Recovery of aluminium from municipal incinerator bottom ash Each year around the world, millions of tonnes of rubbish are generated and find their way to waste tip mountains or sent to landfill – even merely dumped by the roadside. But, this waste...

Events

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 […]

Steel cannot compete with aluminium in vehicle lightweighting

The lightweighting of automobiles is well underway and that trend will continue throughout the next decade at the very least. Aiming to reduce fuel emissions and meet GHG requirements, automobile manufacturers need to significantly reduce the weight of vehicles, and they have several tools at their disposal. The gradual but increasing use of aluminium alloys […]

Aluminium alloys in shipbuilding – a fast growing trend

Trends in shipbuilding have become similar to those in the automobile industry in recent years and the growing demand for automobiles, heavy duty vehicles, aircrafts, trains and ships is also set to significantly spur demand for aluminium flat rolled and extruded products. In fact, the use of aviation, marine and rail transportation will likely increase […]