Innovation

Altech Files for Patent Protection for Refined Method of Producing High-Purity Alumina From Kaolin

Altech Files for Patent Protection for Refined Method of Producing High-Purity Alumina From Kaolin

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced yesterday the filing for a new provisional patent with the Australian government for an updated method for deriving alumina from kaolin and other such sources. Altech’s new patent involves treating the alumina-containing material to make particles...

Events

EGA Partners With Belgian Firm to Investigate Reuse of Bauxite Residue

UAE’s Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) announced yesterday that the firm has come to an agreement with Belgian research and technology organization Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO) to explore the possibility of repurposing bauxite residue for use in a variety of construction materials. According to the firm, EGA and VITO, in cooperation with experts […]

Russian Researchers Design World’s First All-Aluminium Aircraft Engine

Researchers at a university in the Russian Federation have developed the world’s first all-aluminium aircraft engine. Russian news agency TASS reported last week that the breakthrough at Novosibirsk State Technical University in southwest Siberia. According to the Novosibirsk Region Ministry of Education, this design is the first to utilize aluminium in even heavily-stressed components. “The […]

Purdue Scientist Develop Aluminium Alloy with Strength Rivaling Stainless Steel

Scientists at Purdue University say they have developed a new aluminium alloy with strength comparable to stainless steel. According to researchers at the university’s School of Materials Engineering, altering the metal’s crystal lattice by introducing distortions known as “stacking faults,” or omitting a layer in the crystal’s atomic structure, can add strength to the metal […]

British Firm Axion Joins Groundbreaking Jaguar Land Rover Aluminium Recycling Project

British resource recovery firm Axion Recycling Ltd. revealed earlier this week that it has signed on with Jaguar Land Rover’s REcycled ALuminium Through Innovative TechnologY (REALITY) project. The project is a £2-million (US$2.85 million) outgrowth of Jaguar Land Rover’s REALCAR (REcycled ALuminium CAR) projects. Jaguar Land Rover’s REALCAR project was launched a decade ago and […]

Rusal Announces Plans for Large-Scale, Affordable Production of Aluminium Fire Retardant

Russian Federation aluminium titan U.C. Rusal revealed plans late last week for a ₽250 million (US$4.4 million) pilot project at its Achinsk Alumina Refinery to produce fine precipitated aluminium hydroxide (FPAH) more affordably than ever before. Rusal is planning to build upon testing done last year, when a laboratory-scale plant at the refinery successfully produced […]