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China Hongqiao Begins Production At Hydroelectricity-Powered Aluminium Smelter In Yunnan

China Hongqiao Begins Production At Hydroelectricity-Powered Aluminium Smelter In Yunnan

China’s aluminium smelting leviathan China Hongqiao Group Ltd. said last week it has begun the initial phase of production at an aluminium smelter in Yunnan that is powered via hydroelectricity. The new aluminium plant is run by Hongqiao affiliate Shandong Weiqiao Pioneering...

European Commission Launches Anti-Dumping Investigation Into Chinese Flat-Rolled Aluminium

The European Union announced last week the commencement of an anti-dumping investigation on imports from Chinese producers of flat-rolled aluminium products. Per the European Commission, the industry provided enough evidence of the harm to supplies of raw materials in the Union the underpriced imports of flat-rolled aluminium from China has wrought. The formal complaint to […]

China Hongqiao Abruptly Quits The International Aluminium Institute

World leading aluminium producer China Hongqiao Group abruptly quit the International Aluminium Institute (IAI) this week, leaving only four years after joining the body. The IAI accounted for almost two-thirds of the bauxite, alumina, and aluminium mined, refined, and smelted throughout the world. However, with Hongqiao’s departure, the firm takes with it around 6.5 million […]

Tianjin Zhongwang Certified By ASI Against Chain Of Custody Standard

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced on Wednesday the certification of Tianjin Zhongwang Aluminium Co., Ltd.’s plant in Tianjin against its Chain of Custody Standard. Per the ASI, this week’s certifications cover the plant’s aluminium refining/remelting, casting and post-casthouse activities. The plant, which achieved certification under the ASI’s Performance Standard this spring, carries out casting, […]

Yunhai To Boost Aluminium Alloy A/C Flat Tube Output To 20k MTPA By Year’s End

The People’s Republic of China’s Nanjing Yunhai Special Metals is responding to meet increasing domestic demand for aluminium alloy air-conditioning flat tube by boosting its production capacity by 5 thousand metric tons per annum. At present the Jiangsu plant boasts a production capacity of 15 thousand metric tons per annum, but it is in the […]