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DoC Initiates Investigation into Aluminium Sheet from 18 Countries

DoC Initiates Investigation into Aluminium Sheet from 18 Countries

With aluminium prices at multi-year lows, a petition signed by the US Aluminium Association and a number of industry players such as Aleris, Arconic, Constellium and Novelis was approved by the Department of Commerce on March 31st. They allege dumping margins raging...

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Aluminum Association Lauds United States Commerce Department’s Request For Imported Aluminium Tracking System

The Aluminum Association lauded the decision earlier this week by the United States Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) “to develop new system to track imports of aluminum products and provide an early warning system for import surges.” The Department’s request was incorporated in the just-released Congressional budget estimate for the coming fiscal year. According […]

ASI’s Certification Of Alcoa Plants On Four Continents Opens Door To Offering Of Certified Sustainable Aluminium

Alcoa and the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced earlier this week the certification of almost a dozen of the pioneering aluminium firm’s operations throughout the world against the ASI’s standards, paving the way for Alcoa to offer ASI-certified aluminium to its customers. The certifications cover 11 plants on four continents, including operations in Australia, Brazil, […]

Century Aluminum Debuts New Line Of Low-Carbon Aluminium

American aluminium smelter Century Aluminum Company announced yesterday the launch of a new low-carbon aluminium made with energy soley derived from renewable sources. According to the firm, Natur-Al is produced in a process that releases just one-fourth of the CO2 of the industry standard. Natur-Al produces only 4 metric tons of CO2 per metric ton […]

Rio Tinto And STAS Partner To Market Advanced Compact Filtration Technology To Global Aluminium Smelters

Anglo-Australian mining behemoth Rio Tinto Group and Quebec’s aluminium equipment provider STAS jointly announced last week a partnership to commercialize advanced compact filtration technology (ACF) for aluminium cast houses. The ACF technology, which was developed by Rio Tinto, will be manufactured and marketed by STAS to buyers throughout the world. ACF technology is the result […]