Features

What to Expect From the Can Market in 2018 and Beyond

What to Expect From the Can Market in 2018 and Beyond

The global demand for beverage cans will grow between 3.7 – 4% in 2018, and a similar growth trend is expected over the next five years. This growth is driven largely by increased consumption in emerging markets, most of which will take...

Events

UC Rusal Sanctions: Dangerous Games on Aluminium Markets

In early April, right as LME aluminium prices slipped below US$ 2000/tonne and heralded further falls, the U.S. Treasury Department announced fresh sanctions against Russia. The U.S. imposed sanctions against 24 Russian businessmen, striking at allies of President Vladimir Putin in a quite unexpected and aggressive move to punish Moscow for its alleged meddling in […]

Aluminium vs. steel in electric vehicles – the battle goes on

Aluminium use in automobiles and light trucks marks the highest growth from all other aluminium applications, in any segment of use. Aluminium remains “the fastest growing automotive material over competing materials and is entering its most unprecedented growth phase since we’ve been tracking the shifting mix of automotive materials,” the latest survey of automakers by […]

Is Rio Tinto Changing Its Aluminium Strategy – Again?

After agreeing last December to sell the Dunkerque smelter in France  many have seen the move as Rio Tinto’s desire to continue to divest its non-core parts of the aluminium segment – much like BHP Billiton did – such as Pacific Aluminium division’s assets in Australia and New Zeeland, and the ISAL smelter in Iceland. […]