North America

Ball Completes US$80-Million Buyout Of Tubex Aluminium Aerosol Plant In Brazil

Ball Completes US$80-Million Buyout Of Tubex Aluminium Aerosol Plant In Brazil

Colorado’s Ball Corporation announced on Monday the completion of its acquisition of Tubex Industria E Comercio de Embalagens Ltda. in Brazil for US$80 million. Per the firm, Tubex is now part of Ball Corporation’s aluminium aerosol packaging division, and will complement its...

Events

Canada To Impose Retaliatory Tariffs On US$2.7 Billion In U.S. Aluminium Products

Responding to a broadside from the Trump Administration to its aluminium industry, the Canadian government fired a return volley this weekend, announcing the levying of US$2.7 billion in retaliatory tariffs on aluminium products imported from it southern neighbor. On Friday, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said the counter tariffs would begin by the middle […]

Section 232 Tariffs Necessary To Stem Tide Of “Unprecedented Surge” Of Canadian Aluminium: Century CEO Bless

American aluminium maker Century Aluminum’s president and chief executive officer Michael Bless went on record Thursday in support of United States president Donald Trump’s decision to reinstate Section 232 tariffs on aluminium and steel on imports of the same from Canada. Citing a 95-percent increase in imports of unalloyed primary aluminium from the dominion in […]

United States Scrap Aluminium Recovery Falls In May

Recycled aluminium collected from secondary producers in the United States saw a steep decline in May, recovering 19 percent less of it than the previous year. According to numbers from the United States Geological Survey, secondary producers recovered 231 thousand metric tons of scrap aluminium, which was also down from April’s total by 9 percent. […]

Alfa To Sell Off Aluminium Automotive Parts Maker Nemak

Mexican conglomerate Alfa said late last week it is planning to spin off its 75-percent stake in Nemak, a local producer of automotive parts. Alfa is expected to announce the move later this month, which would leave the struggling unit on its own. “We plan a gradual and orderly transition process to make Nemak an […]

Canada Aluminium Exports To United States Down By 30 Percent: AAC

Data released last week by the Aluminium Association of Canada showed a substantial drop in the sale of standard commodity ingot (P1020) aluminium from smelters in Canada to buyers in the United States from last month’s numbers. Per the association, exports to the States from the dominion in July are projected to be off by […]