Innovation

Aluminium Alloys in the Automotive Industry: a Handy Guide

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...

Events

Site Preparation Begins For Altech’s High-Purity Alumina Plant In Western Malaysia

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. said yesterday that the firm’s Development Order for its high-purity alumina (HPA) plant in Malaysia has received all necessary approvals from the state, and the establishment works at the plant’s site have begun. Per Altech, activity currently ongoing at the site includes hoarding of the site; establishment of a site […]

EGA Joins UAE’s Open Labs Initiative

UAE aluminium smelter Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) has entered into an agreement with the Emirates Scientists Council (ESC) to allow access to EGA’s nine laboratories for scientific research purposes. The agreement is part of UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s “Open Labs” initiative, which is a campaign to […]

ALCORE Ltd. Completes Stage 1 Aluminium Fluoride Lab In NSW

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) announced the acquisition by its subsidiary ALCORE Limited of the necessary equipment to produce test samples as well as the completion of construction of its Stage 1 Core Laboratory, both of which milestones it reached ahead of schedule and under budget. Per the firm, construction of the laboratory began on July […]

Indian Professor Develops New Process For Small-Scale Production Of Aluminium Ingot Using Recycled Scrap

A researcher in India has developed a method for recycling scrap aluminium that allows small plants to produce graded-quality aluminium ingots with enhanced metallurgical and mechanical properties. Though details are sparse, the method, which was developed in a project entitled “Technology System Development of recycling of aluminum alloys for Industrial Applications” and headed up by […]

Australian Red Mud Management Technology Receives Major Funding Boost

A project to convert red mud waste created by refining alumina by the University of Queensland Sustainable Minerals Institute received significant financial backing earlier this week, as the project announce the accumulation of almost A$500,000 to pursue its research. Though details of the research are scarce, the project, headed up by Dr. Tuan Nguyen, is […]