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Novelis Debuts New 25 Percent Stronger Automotive Aluminium Alloy

Novelis Debuts New 25 Percent Stronger Automotive Aluminium Alloy

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced yesterday the launch of a new aluminium alloy designed specifically for automotive body sheet. The new alloy, christened Advanz 6HS-s650, is a 6xxx-series aluminium alloy that Novelis says surpasses the automotive industry’s standards...

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Weak Alumina And Aluminium Prices Hinder Alcoa’s Profitability In Q2

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation reported results for the second quarter of 2019 yesterday. Weaker alumina and aluminium prices teamed up with the sale of the firm’s interest in a Saudi Arabian joint venture to scare off profits. In the second quarter, Alcoa reported revenue of US$2,711 million, essentially level quarter-on-quarter from last quarter’s revenue […]

Rusal Makes Initial Payment On Planned Braidy Aluminium Rolling Mill

Russian Federation aluminium giant Rusal made the first in a series of payments on a US$200 million investment in Kentucky aluminium alloy and rolled aluminium producer Braidy Industries late last week. However, according to filings recently made by the firm to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Braidy is now expected to raise another US$300 million […]

Ardagh Group And Exal Corp Form New Metal Packaging Joint Venture

Ireland’s metal and glass packaging supplier Ardagh Group announced yesterday the formation of Trivium Packaging, a new metal packaging joint venture with Ohio aluminium container producer Exal Corporation. Per Ardagh, Trivium will be a combination of its Food & Specialty Metal Packaging business with Exal, which is controlled by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board. The […]

Aluminerie Alouette Receives C$15 Million Grant From Canada’s Government To Improve Operations At Sept-Îles

Canada’s largest aluminium smelter Aluminerie Alouette will receive C$15 million (US$11.5 million) from the Canadian government for use in developing and improving operations at the site. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada says the grant from the Strategic Innovation Fund will allow Alouette to modernize its operations at Sept-Îles as well as giving it the […]