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Tri-Arrows Aluminum Joins ASI As Production & Transformation Member

Tri-Arrows Aluminum Joins ASI As Production & Transformation Member

Trade group Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced last week that Tri-Arrows Aluminium, Inc. has joined the association as a Production & Transformation member. Tri-Arrows’ membership brings the ASI’s total number of members to 184. Tri-Arrows delivers rolled aluminium sheet to buyers throughout North...


KPS Capital Buys Aluminium Extruders Metra And Profile

KPS Capital Partners, LP announced this week the completion of its acquisition of extruded aluminium firms Metra Holding S.p.A., Metra S.p.A., and Profile Custom Extrusions, LLC. KPS said in a press release that it intends to merge Metra and Profile into a single entity that will operate in both Europe and North America. Metra specializes […]

Norsk Hydro Inks Agreement On Aluminium Recycling Plant In SW Michigan

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced that its subsidiary Hydro Aluminium Metal has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to build a new US$120-million aluminium recycling plant in southwest Michigan. The firm said in a press release that the plant will convert aluminium scrap into aluminium ingot for use in the automotive, transportation, and […]

ELYSIS Breaks Ground On Commercial Prototype Of Inert Anode Cells At Quebec Aluminium Plant

Alcoa Corporation and Rio Tinto Group joint venture ELYSIS commenced construction of its first commercial-scale prototype cells utilizing inert anode technology in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec this week. The prototype cells now under construction will utilize an electrical current of 450 kA, which is comparable to potlines at major aluminium smelters around the world. However, instead of […]

Rio Tinto Begins Scandium Oxide Production At Quebec Plant

Anglo-Australian metals mining giant Rio Tinto Group said last week it is beginning to produce high-quality scandium oxide for use in aluminium alloys at its Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) plant in Quebec. Rio Tinto said the US$6-million project came in on time and on budget and has gone into production in under six […]

Constellium Teams Up With WVU Parkersburg On Scholarship Program

European value-added aluminium firm Constellium NV announced this week the extension of another ten scholarships to West Virginia University Parkersburg via the firm’s Skilled Trades Scholarship program. The program is a longstanding partnership between the two institutions to help chosen high school students to achieve an associate’s degree in Multi-Craft Technology or Reliability and Maintenance […]