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European Commission Mandates Registration For Aluminium Extrusions Imported From China

European Commission Mandates Registration For Aluminium Extrusions Imported From China

The European Commission announced on Tuesday that aluminium extrusions imported from the People’s Republic of China will immediately be subject to registration by each of its member nations’ customs authority. The move is the next step in the European Commission’s response to...

Rio Tinto Says Landsvirkjun’s Anti-Competitive Actions May Lead To Iceland Aluminium Smelter’s Closure

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group last week filed a formal complaint with the Icelandic government on claims that the firm’s power supplier to the Rio Tinto Iceland Ltd (ISAL) aluminium smelter engaged in anti-competitive behavior. The firm submitted its complaint to the Icelandic Competition Authority (ICA) on Wednesday, saying energy provider Landsvirkjun conducted discriminatory […]

Gränges And Alcoa Partner On Low-Carbon Aluminium Production

Yesterday Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB and American aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corp announced an agreement to partner on a collaboration aimed at reducing the aluminium value chain’s impact upon the climate. The agreement will have Gränges sourcing ECOLUM rolling slabs, which are part of Alcoa’s SUSTANA range of low-carbon products. The entire product line […]

Rio Tinto Sees Third-Party Bauxite Shipments Rise 13 Percent In Q2

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group released production and financial results for the second quarter yesterday. Though bauxite ore and alumina production rose in the quarter, production cuts stunted the firm’s aluminium production in that period. In the previous quarter Rio Tinto mined 14,560 thousand metric tons of bauxite ore, up by 9 percent on […]

Hydro Studies Feasibility Of Replacing Steel With Aluminium In Suspension Bridges

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA released a study late last week that examined the feasibility of replacing steel with aluminium in suspension bridges, noting that such a move would yield several advantages over current technology and techniques. Thomas B. Svendsen, Market Manager in Hydro Extruded Solutions, said the study looked at the use of […]