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Low-carbon Aluminium Boosts Industry’s Green Credentials

Low-carbon Aluminium Boosts Industry’s Green Credentials

Global warming remains one of the leading critical global issues – emphasised in the last Paris accord and this month’s COP23 summit in Bonn. The carbon equivalent (CE), as a measure of how much CO2 is produced by any activity, is now...

Aluminium-Lithium Alloys Fight Back

When it comes to the aviation industry, new technologies and manufacturing techniques have been mounting a silent revolution in the latest generation of commercial twin-aisle aircraft: the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350. Both these aircraft contain around 50% of CFRP composites, as opposed to their previous iterations where aluminium alloys had dominated. This explains […]

Shifting Aluminium Consumption Habits in India

With the Indian government’s thrust to increase indigenous production and build Smart Cities in full swing, the country is on the cusp of a tectonic shift as aluminium consumption is increasingly shifting towards value added products. If electricals were traditionally the mainstays of the industry, the metal is finding growing acceptability in emerging segments like […]

Better Times Ahead For the Aluminium Industry

Even if it was obvious that aluminium prices will rise in the second half of the year, there were no signs that this would occur in August. The month started with aluminium on the backfoot, as prices shortly dipped below US$ 1890/t, before breaching the US$ 2000/t mark for the first time since December 2014. […]

Are Aluminium-Scandium Alloys the Future?

It is well known that small quantities of scandium, a rare earth metal, added to aluminium alloys significantly improve the tensile strength and physical properties of the finished product. Aluminium –scandium alloys (Al-Sc alloys) were discovered and patented in 1971 in USA and have been used in recent years in sports equipment (such as baseball […]