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Aluminium Tariffs Are Bad, But Quotas Are Worse: Alcoa CEO Harvey

Aluminium Tariffs Are Bad, But Quotas Are Worse: Alcoa CEO Harvey

In light of reports that negotiators from the United States government are pushing for quotas to replace the Section 232 tariffs on aluminium and steel on imports from Mexico and Canada, Alcoa’s top man echoed sentiments made by negotiators in opposition to...

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Novelis To Supply Toyota With Aluminium Auto Body Sheet For Fifth-Gen RAV4

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced yesterday an agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation to supply it with premium aluminium auto body sheet for the redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4. As Toyota’s top-selling vehicle and the best-selling non-pickup-truck in the United States, the fifth-generation RAV4 XA50 will see a redesign of the hood, fenders, […]

Aluminum Association Issues World’s First Material Designation System For 3D Printing

The Aluminum Association announced yesterday a new material registration record describing standards for aluminium powder utilized in additive manufacturing. The new standards, christened “Purple Sheets” by the Association, are the first new material registration record in almost two decades. These standards provide alloy designations and chemical composition limits for the aluminium powders used in the […]

Novelis Cuts Ribbon On $4.5-Million Upgrade At NE Ohio Aluminium Beverage Can Plant

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. hosted a ribbon-cutting event at its facility in Warren, Ohio after the completion of a US$4.5-million upgrade to the plant’s equipment. The investment, which was announced in November 2017, included improvements that will allow the facility greater versatility in pretreatments, an improvement in operational efficiency, and reductions […]