Innovation

Scientists Discover Flexible Alumina Glass

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...

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 […]

Ball Corporation Introduces World’s First Aluminium Beverage Cup

Colorado’s Ball Corporation announced earlier this week a pilot program for testing and marketing single-use aluminium beverage cups, which the firm says is the first step in introducing infinitely recyclable aluminium as an alternative to plastic. Ball says the pilot program will introduce a limited supply of aluminium cups beginning next month and running through […]

Novelis To Partner With Georgia Tech On Innovation Hub

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) announced earlier this week a US$2.5 million project to establish the Novelis Innovation Hub at Georgia Tech to support research and other educational pursuits that connect Novelis’ experts with the faculty and students at Georgia Tech. Novelis says the […]