Innovation

Constellium To Head Up Project To Produce Aluminium Battery Enclosures For Electric Vehicles

Constellium To Head Up Project To Produce Aluminium Battery Enclosures For Electric Vehicles

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. announced yesterday that it will head a £15-million project with a consortium of automakers and suppliers to build aluminium battery enclosures for electric vehicles. The project, christened Aluminium Intensive Vehicle Enclosures (ALIVE) will be...

Events

Rusal Begins Production Of Aluminium Alloy Cathodic Protection Anodes

Russian Federation aluminium behemoth U.C. Rusal yesterday announced the commencement of cathodic protection anodes designed for use in the prevention of corrosion on pipelines, shipbuilding, and a myriad of other heavy industries. The move is a bid to increase the firm’s share of value-added products in its business mix. The anodes, which will be produced […]

Coronavirus-Proof Aluminium: Canada’s A3 Surfaces Promises Solution

A Quebec company claims to have devised a process that could render aluminium products COVID-19 proof. A3 Surfaces has been working since 2009 on a technology that incorporates and seals antimicrobial agents in aluminium surfaces and products. If it receives regulatory approval, door handles, medical equipment, grocery carts, bars on public transport, ventilation ducts could […]

BMW Implements Aluminium Scrap Recycling Program At Plant In Dingolfing

German automaker BMW AG said last week its press shop in Dingolfing is the company’s first-ever site to separate out and recycle aluminium sheet waste generated by the plant. The plant, which is BMW’s largest, required a €6.5 million retrofit to accomplish the goal of fully recycling the entirety of its scrap aluminium waste, but […]

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 mechanics of a lithium-ion battery, which essentially consists of an anode, a cathode, […]