Innovation

Altech Projects Growing Market For High-Purity Alumina As Lithium-Ion Batteries Gain Popularity

Altech Projects Growing Market For High-Purity Alumina As Lithium-Ion Batteries Gain Popularity

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. released a report yesterday detailing the firm’s expectations regarding the use of high-purity alumina (HPA) in next-generation lithium-ion batteries, which it says is likely only to increase in the coming years. The report begins by explaining the...

Events

FYI Resources Nears Completion Of Feasibility Study Of High-Purity Alumina Plant

Australian resource firm FYI Resources Ltd. is nearing completion of a definitive feasibility study regarding construction of a high-purity alumina plant intended to capitalize upon increasing demand for the substance by manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries. FYI Resources has previously announced plans for the construction of a A$238-million HPA plant that will utilize the firm’s kaolin […]

Scientists Discover Flexible Alumina Glass

A Finnish researcher may have discovered a method for producing glass with alumina that is far more flexible than conventional glass. According to research published by Erkka Frankberg at Tampere University in Finland, conventional glass has not found a wider range of applications due to its highly brittle nature. Conventional glass is formed by rigid […]

EGA Begins New Round Of Research Collaboration With MIT

Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) began a new phase in its ongoing research partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) last week. The partnership, which began five years ago, features an eight-week visit by MIT Master’s and Ph.D. students from the David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice to EGA’s plants at Jebel […]

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 […]