Technology

Rio Tinto And STAS Partner To Market Advanced Compact Filtration Technology To Global Aluminium Smelters

Rio Tinto And STAS Partner To Market Advanced Compact Filtration Technology To Global Aluminium Smelters

Anglo-Australian mining behemoth Rio Tinto Group and Quebec’s aluminium equipment provider STAS jointly announced last week a partnership to commercialize advanced compact filtration technology (ACF) for aluminium cast houses. The ACF technology, which was developed by Rio Tinto, will be manufactured and...

Events

Alba Adds New Custom Fire Truck To Safety Vehicle Fleet

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. announced a new addition to its safety vehicles today as it added to the fleet a custom-made fire truck that features state-of-the-art fire-fighting equipment. The vehicle, which was produced by a United States company specifically for Alba, complies with international fire safety standards and Bahrain’s requirement that it be able to service […]

Constellium Receives US$9.5 Million Grant From DoD To Upgrade Ravenswood Cold Rolling Aluminium Mill

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. revealed yesterday its selection by the United States Department of Defense for a grant of almost US$9.5 million to increase throughput, quality and performance of cold rolled aluminum at its Ravenswood, West Virginia facility. Constellium says the grant is an award of the Department of Defense’s Cornerstone […]

Alba Plans Region’s First Spent Pot Lining Treatment Plant

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. announced yesterday its plans to establish the region’s first Spent Pot Lining (SPL) Treatment Plant. The project, which is the result of collaboration between Alba and Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Environment (SCE), is part of a bigger initiative driven by Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa to more properly manage the country’s […]

Equispheres Partners With McGill University On Aluminium Powder For Binder Jet 3D Printing

Canadian materials science company Equispheres teamed up with Montreal’s McGill University to develop an aluminium alloy powder capable of producing sinterable aluminium parts via binder jet additive manufacturing. Per Equispheres, the limiting factor in producing sinterable aluminium parts with 3D printing was the ever-present layer of aluminium oxide on aluminium powder, which causes rapid oxidation. […]

Nalco Plans Establishment Of Technology Division

India’s state-owned metals firm National Aluminium Company (Nalco) is planning to establish a new technology division in order to better position itself to take advantage of increasing demand from the country’s tech sector. In an interview with a domestic financial media outlet, Nalco’s chairman and managing director Tapan Kumar Chand said his company plans to […]