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Aughinish Contractor Files Suit To Stop Proposed Strike At Plant

Aughinish Contractor Files Suit To Stop Proposed Strike At Plant

A contractor for Aughinish Alumina has filed suit in the Republic of Ireland’s High Court to enjoin a planned work stoppage at the plant on the grounds that the strike is not a valid trade dispute. Murphy International Ltd (MIL) initiated proceedings...

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European Researchers Develop Improved Cathode For Aluminium-Ion Batteries

European scientists announced last week a breakthrough in aluminium battery construction that they say will double their energy density while making their production significantly more environmentally friendly than ever before. Researchers from the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and the National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia, investigated the current materials used in aluminium-ion batteries, which include […]

European Commission Approves Novelis Purchase of Aleris

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. said yesterday that its proposed acquisition of Aleris has been approved by the European Commission. Per the firm, the approval is contingent upon Novelis’ sale of Aleris’ Duffel operations, which produce automotive aluminium and specialty aluminium products. Novelis says it is diligently working to find a new […]

Norsk Hydro Announces Company-Wide Restructuring

Norwegian aluminium giant Norsk Hydro ASA said yesterday it will soon implement a plan to increase returns and cash flow via a wide-ranging effort at improving and restructuring its business areas, all while emphasizing sustainability in its business practices. The plan, which will be unveiled at Hydro’s Investor Day 2019, will outline Hydro’s new strategic […]

Altech Receives State Invitation To Locate Next High-Purity Alumina Plant In Saxony

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. said yesterday it has been invited by the government of the German state of Saxony to locate its second high-purity alumina (HPA) plant within its borders. In a press release, Altech says the state government offered the Schwarze Pumpe industrial area northeast of Dresden as a potential new location, noting […]

CANPACK Plans Aluminium Beverage Can Plant For Western Czech Republic

Polish metal packaging firm CANPACK Group announced earlier this week an expansion into the Czech Republic of its operations that will take the form of an aluminium can factory. Per the firm, the new facility will be located in Stříbřo, which lies in Plzeň Region, along the western border with Germany. The aluminium can plant’s […]