Features

Light at the End of the Aluminium Tunnel?

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,...

Events

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 […]

Aluminium Luminaries – Charles Martin Hall

Charles Martin Hall was born in Ohio in 1863 as one of eight children. He was initially schooled at home by his mother, who taught him to read. An advanced learner, he was using his father’s chemistry book as a reader. Hall progressed rapidly in school, showing an aptitude for chemistry early on. While in […]