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Ball Corp And Molson Coors Face Aluminium Can Shortages, Continue Seeking New Resources

Ball Corp And Molson Coors Face Aluminium Can Shortages, Continue Seeking New Resources

Two of the world’s biggest aluminium beverage can producers have been forced to find new sources for aluminium over the past year due to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic downturn, and they expect to continue to scramble to find aluminium...

Events

Aluminum Association Petitions US Commerce Department For Limits On Section 232 Exclusion Requests

Aluminium sector trade group Aluminum Association relayed to the United States Commerce Department its recommendations for adjusting Section 232 tariffs on aluminium and steel last week, advising it on changes it would like to see to the newly-created category of “general approved exclusions,” or GAE. “Reflecting member feedback, we urged the department to revisit the […]

Novelis’ New Aluminium Alloy Up To 40 Percent Lighter Than High-Strength Steel

Atlanta’s rolled aluminium firm Novelis debuted a new automotive aluminium alloy this week that it says is the strongest one it has developed so far. Novelis’ new alloy, the Advanz 7UHS-s701, is formulated for use in safety-critical structural components for passenger vehicles. The firm said components such as the A and B pillar reinforcements and […]

Beverage Can Maker Crown Holdings Planning Aluminium Can Plant In Virginia

Consumer packaging firm Crown Holdings, Inc. announced last week its plans to construct an aluminium beverage can manufacturing plant in south-central Virginia. The 355,000-ft2 plant will be the third greenfield beverage can plant Crown has established on the continent in five years. The firm did not specify a price tag for the plant, which will […]

Century Aluminum Inks Supply Deal With Hammerer For Low-Carbon Aluminium

American aluminium smelter Century Aluminum announced earlier this week the sale of 150 thousand metric tons of its low-carbon aluminium to Austria’s Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI), which will be supplied to it via Glencore plc. Century’s low-carbon aluminium Natur-Al is produced using electricity generated via fully-renewable sources at Century’s Norðurál Grundartangi aluminium smelter in Iceland. […]