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Esoteric Process Could Cheaply Meet U.S.’s Need for High-Purity Aluminium

Esoteric Process Could Cheaply Meet U.S.’s Need for High-Purity Aluminium

According to an industry expert, the United States could fill its defense industry’s entire need for high-purity aluminium with a minimal financial investment in an existing production method. Harbor Intelligence’s Tom Leary told a conference earlier this week of a process, called...

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Altech’s Malaysian High-Purity Alumina Plant Sticking to Construction Schedule

Altech Chemicals Ltd. issued an update today on the progress of its high-purity alumina (HPA) plant to be built in Johor, Malaysia. According to the press release, design and engineering of the plant is progressing according to schedule. The project’s engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor M+W Group has over four dozen individuals from its […]

Austal USA Delivers Newest Aluminium-Hulled Fast Transport Ship to U.S. Navy

Austal USA, the American branch of Australian shipbuilding company and defense contractor Austal announced the official hand-over of the aluminium catamaran USNS Yuma (T-EPF 8) to the United States Navy yesterday. The Yuma is the eighth of twelve Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport vessels built under Austal’s US$1.9 billion contract with the United States Department of […]

Constellium Fires Up New High-Tech Aluminium Recycling Furnace at Alabama Plant

Dutch rolled and extruded aluminium firm Constellium N.V. debuted a new recycling furnace at its facility at Muscle Shoals, Alabama on Tuesday. According to the firm the new, fully-operational furnace will boost its aluminium recycling capacity by 170 million pounds, or roughly 5.2 billion more used aluminium beverage cans per annum. This added capacity means […]

Increased Aluminium Content Drives into the Geneva Motor Show

The 87th Geneva Motor Show begins on Thursday at the Geneva Palexpo in Switzerland. As one of the world’s premier auto shows, “The Salon” is a forum for automakers from around the globe to showcase their latest offerings. As lightweighting and sustainability become more important to the global automobile industry, an increasing number of vehicles […]

EGA Places Order for Seventh Aluminium Billet Furnace from Austria’s Hertwich

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has ordered an additional batch homogenizing furnace from Austrian aluminium equipment manufacturer Hertwich Engineering. The order, placed late last month, is for a furnace to be utilized in the heat treatment of billets and is expected to go into operation later this year. The furnace in question, which is the seventh […]