India’s Domestic Aluminium Industry Pushing for Fifteen Percent Duty on All Imports: Aluminium Association VP

India’s Domestic Aluminium Industry Pushing for Fifteen Percent Duty on All Imports: Aluminium Association VP

Vice President of Aluminium Association of India Satish Pai said in an interview this week that the country’s aluminium industry is pushing for a fifteen percent “safeguard duty” on all imported aluminium products. He also revealed that the industry has also filed...


Iran Seeks US$10 Billion to Revive Domestic Aluminium Industry

The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is in search of a US$10 billion investment to help it kick-start its domestic aluminium industry. Experts expect the industry to export over sixty percent of production, tapping into the growing global demand for the versatile metal. “The government of President Hassan Rouhani has decided to revive […]

Shandong Weiqiao Given Government Green Light to Build Refinery in Indonesia

A trade publication in the People’s Republic of China reported last week that Shandong Weiqiao Aluminum and Power Co., Ltd.’s alumina project planned for Indonesia has been approved by the Chinese government. China Non-ferrous Metals Network indicated that the project, which is expected to result in a refinery with a capacity of two million metric […]

Scientists Develop Aluminium & Aluminium Oxide Nanocavity That Improves Semiconductor Light Absorption

Researchers from the University at Buffalo have developed a method of making ultrathin semiconducting materials using aluminium oxide (Al2SO4) and aluminium. According to researchers, laying a layer of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) molecules atop an optical nanocavity made from aluminium oxide and aluminium can increase the amount of light the semiconducting material is able to absorb. […]

Rusal’s First Quarter Numbers an Overall Improvement Over Q4 2015

Russian aluminium major UC Rusal reported financial results from this year’s first quarter yesterday. The firm’s results are an improvement over the previous quarter, thanks largely to lower overall cash costs and more positive market trends in the quarter. Rusal’s overall revenue for the quarter was US$1,914 million, down from Q1 2015’s US$2,477 million, but […]

Alcoa Announces Changes to Executive Team

American aluminium major Alcoa announced Thursday that Karl Tragl, Group President of Transportation and Construction Solutions (TCS), has been appointed Group President of Engineered Products and Solutions (EPS). Tragl is succeeding Olivier Jarrault effective this coming Monday, although the latter has agreed to remain in a consulting role to insure a smooth transition. “Karl is the […]