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Novelis Opens New Customer Solution Center In Brazil For Aluminium Beverage Can Buyers

Novelis Opens New Customer Solution Center In Brazil For Aluminium Beverage Can Buyers

Atlanta’s rolled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced this week the opening of its Customer Solution Center (CSC) in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The center is dedicated to advancing aluminium beverage can solutions for sustainability and innovation that is prompted by a...


Alcoa Opens New Bauxite Residue Processing Facility In Brazil

American aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation opened a new processing facility in Brazil earlier this month that utilizes water and land conservation techniques it originally mastered at its operations in Australia. The new Poços de Caldas alumina refinery utilizes press filtration technology to reprocess bauxite residue generated at the plant, saving the plant from the necessity […]

Hydro Begins New Bauxite Mining Front At Paragominas With BRL590 MM Capital Investment

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced a planned BRL590 million (US$110.7 million) investment in its Miltônia 5 (M5) project at Paragominas bauxite mine in Brazil. Noting the significant positive contribution the Paragominas bauxite mine has provided the local community, Hydro says the investment will kick off a new mining front at the mine that […]

ASI Certifies Alcoa’s Poços de Caldas Aluminium Operations

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced last week the certification of Alcoa Corporation’s Poços de Caldas operations in Brazil, bringing Alcoa’s overall number of certified sites to 17. The plant, which began operating in 1965, includes a bauxite mine, alumina refinery, and aluminium casthouse, each of which is now certified under ASI’s Performance Standard. Additionally, […]

South32 Aiming To Double Green Aluminium Production By Late 2023

Australian metals miner South32 is well on its way to becoming a global, diversified metals firm thanks to the significant changes the firm has undergone in the past year, noted the company’s chief development officer Simon Collins in a virtual conference held last week. Collins told the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada online conference […]