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Alba Plans Region’s First Spent Pot Lining Treatment Plant

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...

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Singapore Firm Granted Patent For New Aluminium-Copper Alloy Electroplating Process

Singaporean metals firm Nico Steel Holdings said Monday it has obtained a 20-year patent for a new process for electroplating an aluminium alloy with copper. The patent, which was granted by China’s National Intellectual Property Administration, is back-dated to June and covers a proprietary alloy product called NICO-CCU. Nico uses a proprietary alloy, dubbed NICO […]

Indian Government Funds Technology Transfer For Transition To Aluminuim Rail Coaches

India’s government has taken steps to obtain technology for producing all-aluminium railway coaches, phasing out heavier and less efficient conventional rolling stock. Commenting to India’s Lok Sabha last week, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said that, from the current fiscal year forward, Indian Railways would produce exclusively Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) aluminium-body coaches. “Action has also […]

Norsk Hydro Announces NOK150 Million Investment In Advanced Automotive Aluminium Production Equipment At Husnes Plant

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced yesterday the planned upgrade of equipment at Hydro Husnes that will allow it to offer advanced aluminium products to automotive manufacturing customers. Hydro says the NOK150 million (US$17.6 million) investment will consist largely of the installation of Low Pressure Casting (LPC) equipment that will produce improved aluminium material […]

Rusal Signs Agreement with Tiocomposite To Develop Specialty Concrete Using Red Mud

Russian Federation aluminium major U.C. Rusal announced yesterday the signing of a memorandum with state-run technology firm Tiocomposite to commence testing of the production of sulfur polymer concrete utilizing waste product generated in the refining of alumina. The deal announced yesterday represents an agreement in principle, as Rusal says the particulars are to be fleshed […]

Auto Industry Looks to Aluminum Extrusions for Increased Performance and Cost-Effective Solutions

Automakers are employing an effective way to slim down electric vehicles, just as they have lightened their traditional combustion-engine lineup. They’re using more high-strength aluminum to provide the needed lightweighting. And they intend to continue to use the distinct capabilities of extruded solutions to make their vehicles more energy efficient, without sacrificing performance or aesthetics. […]