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Automotive Sheet Aluminium Producers Fighting to Meet Increasing Demand: Boney

Automotive Sheet Aluminium Producers Fighting to Meet Increasing Demand: Boney

According to Tom Boney, the general manager of automotive for Novelis North America, sheet aluminium suppliers to the automotive industry have a major problem – they are struggling to fill the ever-increasing volume of orders they are receiving from automakers. Boney revealed...


Sherwin Alumina to Close Texas Refinery

Sherwin Alumina Co. announced yesterday that it is closing its plant in Gregory, Texas. The closing is part of Sherwin’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy liquidation plan. According to the company, the plant, which is located about 200 miles southwest of Houston, is a casualty of the bankruptcy court’s releasing of Noranda Bauxite Ltd. from its supply […]

Automotive body sheet – bright outlook for aluminium?

The automotive sector remains the dominant global market for aluminium components, especially in North America. While aluminium has been able to largely conquer the drive train and heat exchanger areas of vehicle build, the chassis, body and general equipment and fittings must be regarded as areas for further potential development in lightweight construction using aluminium. […]

Chinese Fake Semis Fleeing Mexico for Vietnam

According to reports obtained by Aluminium Insider, a significant flow of fake semis has been emanating over the past several weeks from Mexico to Vietnam. The re-melted aluminium billet is likely to reenter the Asian market now that the United States market is closed to Chinese aluminium as a result of anti-dumping measures. Recent reports show […]

Century Aluminum Reports Lower Numbers, Largely Due to Curtailments in Production

Chicago’s Century Aluminum reported second quarter numbers on Thursday. The firm’s just-ended quarter was a challenging one, as they turned in a net loss of US$9.5 million for that time period. However, Century’s numbers year-on-year are an improvement, as it reported a loss of US$33.9 million in Q2 2015. According to Century, a US$4.9 million […]

Ardagh Closes on Purchase of Winston-Salem Rexam Plant

Ardagh Metal Beverage USA Inc., a subsidiary of Luxembourg-based producer of glass and metal products Ardagh Group SA, closed last week on a purchase of a Winston-Salem aluminium can packaging plant from British-based, American-owned multinational Rexam Inc. According to local media, consideration for the sale was US$7.63 million. The sale is part of a divestiture […]