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LOTTE Aluminium Plans US$238 MM Ultra-Thin Aluminium Cathode Foil For Kentucky

LOTTE Aluminium Plans US$238 MM Ultra-Thin Aluminium Cathode Foil For Kentucky

LOTTE Aluminium Materials USA LLC announced this week a new US$238.7 million project in Kentucky to construct an aluminium foil production plant for use in EV batteries. Per the state governor’s office, LOTTE Aluminium is partnering with LOTTE Chemical on the project,...


Rio Tinto and Ford To Collaborate On Stronger Supply Of Low-Carbon Aluminium And Other Sustainable Materials

Anglo-Australian metals titan Rio Tinto Group and American automaker Ford Motor Company have partnered to work together on developing more sustainable and secure supply chains for low-carbon raw materials, including low-carbon aluminium, to be used in Ford’s automotive offerings. According to Rio Tinto, the two firms will combine to increase the amount of low-carbon aluminium […]

Novelis Debuts 100% Recycled Aluminium Alloy For Cosmetic Packaging

Atlanta’s rolled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. said this week it will soon be offering a new 100-percent recycled aluminium alloy specially designed for cosmetic packaging. The new aluminium alloy is part of its evercycle line of products and is capable of meeting cosmetic companies’ anodized quality requirements. Developed in conjunction with Anomatic, evercycle aluminium alloy […]

Rio Tinto Plans US$188 MM Capacity Boost To Alma Aluminium Smelter In Quebec

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group said this week it plans a US$188 million expansion of low-carbon aluminium billet production at its Alma aluminium smelter in Quebec. The proposed expansion would boost the plant’s overall production by 202 thousand metric tons per annum. Rio Tinto’s expansion at the Alma aluminium smelter will include a new […]

Novelis Partners With Sortera Alloys And Breakthrough Energy Ventures On AI Aluminium Scrap Sorting Technology

Fort Wayne, Indiana’s industrial scrap metal sorting and recycling firm Sortera Alloys, Inc. announced late last week US$10 million in funding from Novelis and Breakthrough Energy Ventures to develop new methods for sorting automotive aluminium alloys for end-of-life recycling. Sortera utilizes artificial intelligence to sort mixed aluminium alloy scrap into individual alloys, allowing for quicker […]