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China Planned Aluminium Scrap Ban Concerns India’s Aluminium Smelters

China Planned Aluminium Scrap Ban Concerns India’s Aluminium Smelters

Restrictions soon to fall into place on scrap aluminium imported into the People’s Republic of China has aluminium producers in India concerned that the move will result in a flood of aluminium scrap washing over their country’s shores. In a step to...

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Aluminium Industry Organization Says Trump Administration Metals Sanctions Won’t Slow Iran’s Exports To Neighbors

Sanctions laid upon Iran’s aluminium and steel sector will not interrupt exports from the country’s producers to its neighbors. Such was the message conveyed by the secretary of the Iran Aluminum Industries Syndicate Abolfazl Rezaiee to domestic media on Sunday. “Afghanistan, Turkey and Iraq are our major exports destinations for aluminum and the recent US-led […]

Trump Administration Issues Sanctions Against Iran Aluminium Exports

In response to Iran’s announcement that it will ease self-imposed restrictions on its nuclear weapons program, the Trump Administration on Wednesday announced a new round of sanctions on the Persian state that were designed to hamper revenue it derives from exports of aluminium and other industrial metals. Citing a Clinton-era executive order and pointing to […]

Altech Raises First Steel On High-Purity Alumina Plant Site

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. reached another milestone in the construction of its high-purity alumina (HPA) plant in Johor with the raising of the first construction steel at the site. Following a South African custom known as Opstaan Yster, or “stand-up of iron,” Altech marked the occasion on Friday with a ceremony and celebration. In […]

Indian Aluminium Can Stakeholders Form Advocacy Group

A trio of Indian firms have teamed up to launch a national consortium dedicated to promoting the use of aluminium cans for beverage packaging. Hindalco Industries Ltd, Ball Beverage Packaging (India) Pvt Ltd, and Can-Pack India Pvt Ltd announced earlier this week the formation of the Aluminium Beverages Can Association of India (ABCAI). The Association […]

Nalco To Find Haven In Value-Added Products As Aluminium Prices Level Off

Thanks in part to rising production costs and shrinking prices at the LME, Indian aluminium manufacturers are working towards increasing value-added offerings to their product line ups. Though sanctions boosted raw aluminium prices to multi-year highs a year ago, prices have since fallen back to Earth after the sanctions were lifted in January. Additionally, the […]