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Constellium Celebrates Half a Century of Innovation at C-TEC

Constellium Celebrates Half a Century of Innovation at C-TEC

Amsterdam’s Constellium N.V. marked the fiftieth anniversary of its world-class technology center in France last Thursday. C-TEC, which is located in the southeastern French city of Voreppe, houses Constellium’s innovation arm and has been responsible for over six hundred patent families and...

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Constellium Extends Deal with Robert Bosch for Aluminium ABS Profiles

Amsterdam’s Constellium N.V. announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with Robert Bosch yesterday to provide them Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) profiles for use in automotive applications. The agreement is the continuation of an ongoing partnership with Bosch and Constellium’s plant in Decin, Czech Republic, first forged in 2009. The agreement in question is the […]

Aluminium’s Big 4: strategies and outlook for 2017

The four biggest aluminium companies in the world (excluding China), namely Alcoa, Norsk Hydro, UC Rusal and Rio Tinto, had a good start to 2017. Thanks to higher aluminium and alumina prices, all four registered significantly higher net profits in Q1 2017 compared to the previous quarter. But that doesn’t mean that all aluminium producers […]

London Program to Foster Aluminium Coffee Capsule Recycling

Swiss coffee seller Nestlé Nespresso S.A. revealed a plan last week to increase recycling of its aluminium coffee capsules among consumers in central London. The pilot program, which is to be carried out in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in west-central London, is a partnership with the borough’s council, Alupro, and Tandom Metal […]

UK’s Brunel University Partners with Jaguar Land Rover to Develop Die-Cast Aluminium Components

The United Kingdom’s Brunel University London announced a partnership with Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST), Jaguar Land Rover, and other commercial interests and research institutions to develop new ultra-light die-cast aluminium parts for use in automotive manufacturing. The project is to be three years in duration and is the product of a planned […]

Aluminium prices in 2017 – the only way is up?

  – A closer look at Reuters’ aluminium price poll – The price outlook remains positive despite temporary fall expected in the Q3   Analysts are pretty divided when it comes to the direction aluminium prices will go in the second half of the year. They can be split into two groups: on one hand, […]