The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

‘Sustainability’ now interfaces with business on a number of fronts, including operational performance, regulatory compliance, commercial relationships and broader reputation. Governments, leading companies, NGOs and consumers are increasingly focused on how companies should approach sustainability issues in their own businesses and supply...


Aluminium 101 – Aluminium Alloys

While elemental aluminium is a versatile substance with many useful properties, 100% pure aluminium is rarely used for commercial applications. Most aluminium used commercially is mixed with some other substance, forming an alloy. Alloys may contain up to fifteen percent by weight of another element, such as iron, silicon, copper, magnesium, manganese and zinc. Literally […]

Symposium Synopsis – 2016 Platts Aluminum Symposium

The 2016 edition of Platts Aluminum Symposium in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida wrapped up last Friday, after over twenty aluminium industry insiders gave their opinions of the aluminium market and its future. On balance, the presenters had a positive outlook on the future of the industry. Although several speakers delivered presentation, the main positive takeaways from […]

Aluminium Luminaries – Klaus Kleinfeld

Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alcoa, participated in a roundtable discussion at this week’s World Economic Forum in Bern, Switzerland. In his remarks he opined that the costs and time of production of aluminium have lowered over previous years, and that the industry’s biggest limiting factor isn’t technology but humans not questioning […]

Aluminium Luminaries – Oleg Deripaska

Oleg Deripaska, president of United Company RUSAL, wrote an opinion piece in The Australian last week outlining his opinion of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) and its findings. As one of the biggest movers and shakers in the aluminium industry, his insight on the most important climate change agreement in history […]