Anheuser-Busch Breaks Ground on New Aluminium Bottle Plant

Anheuser-Busch Breaks Ground on New Aluminium Bottle Plant

Florida’s Governor Rick Scott (R) attended the groundbreaking of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV’s new US$175 million aluminium bottle line at its subsidiary’s Metal Container Corporation (MCC) facility in Jacksonville on Thursday. The line is part of the Dutch company’s US$175 million investment in...


Alcoa Announces Partnership with US Army to Develop Lightweight Vehicle Technology

American aluminium producer Alcoa announced today that it has been awarded a contract with the United States Army to develop lightweight armor for its ground vehicles. The five-year “Ground Vehicle Light-Weighting” contract with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) is estimated to be worth up to US$50 million. “This agreement […]

Aluminium 101 – Aluminium Alloys

While elemental aluminium is a versatile substance with many useful properties, 100% pure aluminium is rarely used for commercial applications. Most aluminium used commercially is mixed with some other substance, forming an alloy. Alloys may contain up to fifteen percent by weight of another element, such as iron, silicon, copper, magnesium, manganese and zinc. Literally […]

Romanian Firm to Invest in Intelligent Aluminium Can Collection

Romania’s Can-Pack Romania, the Eastern European country’s only producer of aluminium cans, plans to invest €200,000 (US$224,247) to install twenty-one intelligent aluminium collection devices for the Auchan hypermarket network this year, according to Alucro’s GM, Adina Magsi. The non-profit association Alucro was founded in 2008 by Can-Pack Romania and EAA (European Aluminium Association) in an […]

Luxury Yachts Increasingly Using Aluminium Hulls

According to an analysis of the industry, several yacht-making firms are transitioning to aluminium as the material of choice in the over-30-meter (98.4’) segment of the market. Two-hundred forty-five motor yachts in the over-30m segment have been brought to market with aluminium hulls. Heesen Yachts is at the front of the pack with 34 delivered […]

Reliance Steel Awarded Five-Year Contract with BAE for F-35 Components

AMI Metals, Inc., a subsidiary of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. announced yesterday that it has been awarded a five-year, US$100 million contract with United States defense contractor BAE Systems. The contract involves aluminium plating in the Defense Department’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Hawk, and Typhoon program. The announced contract begins January 1, 2017 and […]