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Romanian Beer Distributor Introduces Cans Topped with Protective Aluminium Foil

Romanian Beer Distributor Introduces Cans Topped with Protective Aluminium Foil

In an effort aimed at delivering beer at its freshest and best quality, United Romanian Breweries Bereprod (URBB) will begin covering the tops of its cans with a layer of aluminium foil. URBB says that the change is designed at protecting the...

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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, […]

Is Winter Coming for Iceland’s Aluminium Smelters?

Despite its location far north of the ecliptic and far distant from the world’s major industrial centers, Iceland has developed a robust and inexpensive energy infrastructure. The island’s location astride two major diverging tectonic plates and atop a massive mantle plume supplies it with an essentially inexhaustible supply of geothermal energy. Centuries-long use of hot […]