China

Shanghai Tower Features Pleats of Perforated Aluminium

Shanghai Tower Features Pleats of Perforated Aluminium

How do you give pleats to a flat-front building? Japanese architect Kengo Kuma recently did just that when he adorned the façade of a Shanghai tower with strips of perforated aluminium. “For the facade, we created pleats, made of aluminium mesh like...

Events

Aluminium Semis Exports from China Still Down Despite MoM Increase in May

According to numbers recently released from the People’s Republic of China, aluminium semis exports rose in the month of May by 1.4% month-on-month and 2.9% year-on-year. The rise to 374,000 metric tons of exported semis is attributed to a corresponding rise in flat-rolled products by 5% month-on-month to 155,000 metric tons, and aluminium foil exports […]

Chalco Enters Into Gold-Leasing Contract with Bank of Communications

State-owned Aluminum Corp of China threw the metals market for a loop when they announced that they have entered into a US$460 million batch of gold leasing contracts. This latest announcement apparently lays bare the financial difficulties the aluminium supplier is now experiencing in the aluminium market it once helped to flood. This latest deal […]

Six Major Chinese Smelters Agree to Cut Production if Aluminium Falls Below US$1,717

According to sources with knowledge of the events, six of the People’s Republic of China’s major smelters agreed to cut production in the event that aluminium prices drop below US$1,717 per metric ton. China’s Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA) held the meeting yesterday with several of the major players in the domestic aluminium industry to […]