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Arconic Sells Venetian Rolling Mill to Italy’s Slim Aluminium

Arconic Sells Venetian Rolling Mill to Italy’s Slim Aluminium

Value-added aluminium manufacturer Arconic Inc. announced the sale of its rolling mill in Fusina, Italy to Italy’s Slim Aluminium SpA on Thursday. According to the relevant press release from Arconic, the sale of the plant, which is located on the outskirts of...

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Norsk Hydro’s Numbers Down in 2016 – Firm Sees Hope in Automotive Aluminium for 2017

Oslo’s aluminium and renewable energy firm Norsk Hydro ASA released its 2016 annual report on Friday. Though numbers were reflective of the challenges the global aluminium faced in the year, comments by the firm’s CEO signaled hope that the company’s focus upon automotive lightweighting would boost the bottom line in the coming years. Hydro’s underlying […]

Norsk Hydro to Sell Herøya Facilities to Yara

Oslo’s Norsk Hydro ASA announced on Friday that it entered into an agreement with fellow Norwegian firm Yara International ASA for the sale of Herøya Nett AS and the quay facility at Herøya Industrial park. According to Hydro, the sale of Herøya Nett and the thirty employees who work there will close in June. No […]

Firms that Give Back – Profiles in CSR in the Aluminium Industry

These pages have featured stories about the business aspect of the global aluminium trade for quite some time now. While the dollars and cents of the trade are of obvious importance, the corporate social responsibility conducted by the firms we report on, while not directly contributing to their bottom lines, are of an even greater […]

Ardagh to Convert UK Beverage Container Plant from Steel to Aluminium

Luxembourg-based producer of glass and metal products Ardagh Group SA announced last week that it will soon convert its manufacturing plant in Rugby, Warwickshire from manufacturing beverage containers from steel to aluminium. According to the company, the plant at Rugby will begin the process of conversion late this year and expects to complete the conversion […]

German Researchers Developing Successor to Lithium-Ion Batteries Using Aluminium

Researchers at the Technical University of Freiberg are attempting to develop a replacement for lithium-ion technology in batteries using an aluminium ion. According to the research already conducted by the R2RBattery project, aluminium already fulfills several of the necessary criteria for use in batteries. The metal’s prevalence is a significant advantage, they say, and its […]