Heavy goods fleets benefit through vehicle lightweighting

Heavy goods fleets benefit through vehicle lightweighting

Commercial heavy goods vehicle fleets looking to increase fuel efficiency, transport more freight and retain more drivers can look to lightweighting as a key enabler, according to a recent USA study carried out by Trucking Efficiency. The resulting Confidence Report on Lightweighting...


Aerospace industry trends & aluminium use

The future of the aerospace industry appears bright and will be characterised by strong aircraft demand for the foreseeable future. Consequently, demand for aluminium alloys for this industry will remain high as well. The worldwide commercial passenger and cargo aircraft fleet, as well as the annual number of passengers, are forecast to double over the […]

A way of optimism lifts metal prices

Base metal prices surged in February after the lowest start of the year since the global financial crisis in 2009, as a way of optimism prevailed among investors on stronger than expected U.S. economic data. Both aluminium and copper prices reached the highest levels for the previous three months, with aluminium LME cash price for […]

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 chains. Increasingly, business approaches need to be closely integrated with broader regulatory frameworks […]

South32 – new start in bad times

South32, a diversified recourse company, has had a difficult start since May 2015 after spinning off from its parent company, BHP Billiton. The turmoil in commodities has set a grim backdrop to the miner’s stock market debut. Since then the company’s shares have declined almost 50%, similar and parallel to BHP. Both have seen profits […]

Light at the End of the Aluminium Tunnel?

Good news in the current aluminium market is hard to find these days. Analysis from all corners have painted a pessimistic picture of the commodity for a while now. Goldman Sachs recently released a report saying that, among the entire metals market, the firm was “most bearish” on aluminium, that the market was facing “the […]