North America

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

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...

Events

Noranda Jamaica Shipped 3.8 Million WMT Of Bauxite From St. Ann In 2019

Noranda Bauxite shipped an estimated 3.8 million wet metric tons from its bauxite operation at St. Ann, Jamaica last year, and it expects to be able to continue to ship similarly-sized amounts well into the next decade. In 2019 New Day Aluminum provided bauxite ore not only to foreign buyers, but also to Noranda Alumina’s […]

Kentucky Aluminium Smelter Firm Braidy In Grip Of Leadership Power Struggle

The company building a US$1.7-billion aluminium mill in Kentucky became embroiled in a leadership battle late last week, as the firm’s CEO went to social media to deny a company statement saying he stepped down. Braidy Industries CEO Craig Bouchard posted on social media on Friday that he did not authorize a press release issued […]

Trump Administration Hikes Import Tariffs On Derivative Aluminium And Steel Imports

Tariffs on some imported aluminium and steel products will rise next month after United States President Donald Trump issued a proclamation alleging that producers from some countries are circumventing existing import tariffs by shipping derivative goods instead of raw metal. On Friday the White House issued the proclamation which boosts the duties on derivative aluminium […]

US, EU, and Japan Aluminium Associations Laud Agreement To Strengthen WTO Rules Against Subsidized Capacity

The Aluminum Association, European Aluminium, and the Japan Aluminium Association released a joint statement yesterday hailing an agreement among their respective governments to cooperate on strengthening World Trade Organization rules on industrial subsidies. Citing an agreement among trade ministers from the three jurisdictions that the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures should be amended […]