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Aluminium Industry Riding To Higher Demand In Electric Vehicles

Aluminium Industry Riding To Higher Demand In Electric Vehicles

This is an exciting time indeed for aluminium consumption, with demand for this highly versatile metal continuing to rise to dizzying heights with every new estimate. Among the brighter stars in the consumption constellation continues to be that of electric vehicles. As...

Events

Icelandic Firm Develops First All-Aluminium Vehicle

An Icelandic firm announced the debut of the country’s first vehicle to be made almost entirely of domestically-produced aluminium earlier this week. Start-up firm Ísar made the big reveal on Wednesday of the eponymous vehicle, of which the first five have already been produced and sold. The firm boasts that the vehicle is substantially lighter […]

Rusal To Build Pilot Plant For Production Of Fine Precipitated Aluminium Hydroxide

Russian Federation aluminium titan U.C. Rusal announced yesterday that it has readied construction on a ₽500 million (US$7.84 million) pilot plant at Achinsk Alumina Refinery (AGK) dedicated to the production of fine precipitated aluminium hydroxide (FPAH). Rusal says the pilot plant, which will possess a nameplate production capacity of 5 thousand metric tons per annum, […]

EGA Expands Bauxite Residue Research Partnership With Belgian Firm

UAE’s Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) announced earlier this week the widening of a partnership with Belgian research and technology organization Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO) dedicated to discovering new and different beneficial uses of bauxite ore residue. Per EGA, the companies will begin two new studies, the first of which involves using bauxite […]

Aluminium Alloys in the Automotive Industry: a Handy Guide

Looking at the flurry of announcements of new aluminium alloys developed by some of the big aluminium producers (Novelis, Constellium, Norsk Hydro, Alcoa, and UC Rusal), it almost seems that OEMs didn’t actually know – until recently at least – how the metal can be improved in terms of both strength and ductility by using […]

Researchers Develop New Aluminium Alloy Using Microscopic Diamonds

A team of Russian and British scientists announced the development of a process to add nanoscale diamonds to molten aluminium, making a new aluminium alloy tailored to maritime transportation applications. Researchers from Brunel University in London and Tomsk State University in south-central Siberia say the process is the first of its kind, as no efforts […]