Innovation

Apple Buys First Carbon-Free Aluminium From Alcoa-Rio Tinto Joint Venture Elysis

Apple Buys First Carbon-Free Aluminium From Alcoa-Rio Tinto Joint Venture Elysis

American technological company Apple Inc. announced earlier this week its inaugural purchase of carbon-free aluminium from Alcoa Corp and Rio Tinto Group joint venture Elysis. Apple says the initial purchase will ship later this month from Alcoa’s Pittsburgh research facility. The aluminium...

Events

European Researchers Develop Improved Cathode For Aluminium-Ion Batteries

European scientists announced last week a breakthrough in aluminium battery construction that they say will double their energy density while making their production significantly more environmentally friendly than ever before. Researchers from the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and the National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia, investigated the current materials used in aluminium-ion batteries, which include […]

Nalco Debuts Custom Aluminium Alloy Designed For LED Production

In another move aimed at expanding its presence in the aluminium value-added market, Indian aluminium maker National Aluminium Company (Nalco) debuted a new aluminium alloy designed for use in the production of light-emitting diode (LED) lamp caps. The new aluminium alloy, christened Aluminium Alloy 1200 (AA 1200), is the product of significant research by the […]

ALCORE Produces Initial Batch Of Aluminium Fluoride At Research Facilities

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) said today its wholly-owned subsidiary ALCORE Limited has achieved the next major milestone on the road to commercial production and sale of aluminium fluoride (AlF3), namely the small-scale production of AlF3 at its research facilities. ABx says lab production of AlF3 represent several accomplishments important for commercial production. Firstly it demonstrates […]

Equispheres Partners With McGill University On Aluminium Powder For Binder Jet 3D Printing

Canadian materials science company Equispheres teamed up with Montreal’s McGill University to develop an aluminium alloy powder capable of producing sinterable aluminium parts via binder jet additive manufacturing. Per Equispheres, the limiting factor in producing sinterable aluminium parts with 3D printing was the ever-present layer of aluminium oxide on aluminium powder, which causes rapid oxidation. […]

Indian Oil Corp Plans Project To Develop And Market Alumina-Based Batteries

Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) announced plans earlier this week to develop and research an alumina-based battery in an effort at reducing India’s dependency upon the People’s Republic of China for lithium supplies. IOCL execs told local media it has entered into a partnership with an unnamed overseas firm to begin the process. The firm is […]