Innovation

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

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,...

Events

ABx Names CSIRO Senior Principal Researcher As ALCORE Interim General Manager

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) announced yesterday the appointment of Dr. Mark Cooksey, Ph.D., as Alcore’s General Manager. Cooksey’s appointment is for a six-month term commencing February 1. ABx says Cooksey arrives at Alcore after being granted a leave by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). He’s a veteran of the aluminium industry of […]

Apple Buys First Carbon-Free Aluminium From Alcoa-Rio Tinto Joint Venture Elysis

American technological company Apple Inc. announced earlier this week its inaugural purchase of carbon-free aluminium from Alcoa Corp and Rio Tinto Group joint venture Elysis. Apple says the initial purchase will ship later this month from Alcoa’s Pittsburgh research facility. The aluminium is destined for use in Apple products, though the firm declined to identify […]

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 […]