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

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...

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Why Indian Aluminium Firms Are Banking on Clusters

Leading Indian aluminium companies are turning to the cluster model to tap downstream investments and diversify aluminium applications in the country. Both state run entities National Aluminium Company (Nalco) and Vedanta Ltd, the Indian arm of London listed metals conglomerate Vedanta Resources Plc, are developing aluminium parks to offer a conducive ecosystem to players in […]

The Dunkerque Smelter: Is Rio Tinto Wrong Again?

Reports that Rio Tinto agreed to sell the Dunkerque plant, the largest aluminium smelter in Europe, located in northern France, confirms the London-based company’s willingness to offload parts of its aluminium business. The deal was agreed with Liberty House, an industrial arm of British billionaire industrialist Sanjeev Gupta. Rio Tinto said in a statement that […]

Steep Coal Costs Blunt Indian Aluminium Makers’ Edge

Indian aluminium producers’ hope to harvest gains from resilient LME (London Metal Exchange) prices and smelter capacity shutdowns in China have been countered by glaring coal shortages and steeper domestic costs. LME prices of aluminium have been on a roll, reaching multi-year highs of around $2100 per tonne. An industry outlook report by ratings agency […]