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Arbitrator Compels Sale Of Aleris’s Lewisport Plant For DOJ Approval Of Novelis Buy-Out

Arbitrator Compels Sale Of Aleris’s Lewisport Plant For DOJ Approval Of Novelis Buy-Out

The arbiter assigned to the dispute between the United States Department of Justice and Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. determined Aleris must sell its plant in Lewisport, Kentucky to satisfy the department’s antitrust concerns in relation to Novelis’ buy-out....

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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 […]

Alcoa Recognized As Aluminium Industry Sustainability Leader By S&P Global

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced earlier this week that it has been named the aluminium industry’s top performer by S&P Global in the just-released Sustainability Yearbook 2020. S&P Global utilizes SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment to determine its yearly rankings, which is a metric used by other such indices, including Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). […]