Innovation

OCEA Launches Largest Ever Aluminium Offshore Patrol Vessel For Philippine Coast Guard

OCEA Launches Largest Ever Aluminium Offshore Patrol Vessel For Philippine Coast Guard

French shipbuilder OCEA launched the world’s largest aluminium offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ever built last week as part of an international competition to highlight the cost effectiveness and CO2 emissions reduction possible when using aluminium hulls. Built as part of a contract...

Events

ABx’s ALCORE Begins Refining Bauxite Into Aluminium Fluoride

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) updated the market on Wednesday as to progress on the ALCORE Limited project, noting that it has achieved the project’s third milestone on the road to commercial production of aluminium fluoride (AlF3). ABx says the project has begun chemical refining of bauxite ore into aluminium fluoride with the removal of silicon […]

Aluminium Extrusions Are Winning The Race For Battery Enclosure In EVs

Battery enclosures for electric vehicles (also called frames, housings or battery packs) have a pretty straightforward purpose: holding and protecting battery modules. Naturally, they come in various shapes and sizes, and can easily be adapted for the different particularities of battery modules. Much like other car parts, battery enclosures are an arena for a number […]

Rusal To Launch “Big Data” Aluminium Production Management Project At Several Siberian Smelters

Russian Federation aluminium giant Rusal announced plans yesterday to incorporate “Big Data” forecast analytics to potroom control systems in several of its aluminium smelters across Siberia. The firm says the ₽20 million (US$317,000) project is a step in its company-wide production efficiency improvement strategy. Rusal says the plan has twin motives – improvement of reduction […]

Planned Braidy Aluminium Rolling Mill Enters Collaboration Agreement With BMW

Braidy Industries’ planned US$1.7-billion aluminium rolling mill will include a collaboration with BMW AG to qualify and supply 5xxx and 6xxx aluminium alloy sheet to the German automaker. In an email to S&P Global Platts last week, Braidy said the mill, which will feature a nameplate capacity of 300 thousand metric tons per year upon […]

Novelis Develops New Aluminium Sheet Battery Enclosure Tailored For Electric Vehicles

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced yesterday the development of a new and improved type of aluminium sheet battery enclosure designed for use in electric vehicles. A response to a need in the ballooning electric vehicle production market, this new battery enclosure is constructed of proprietary Novelis Advanz aluminium alloy products. The […]