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Rusal Opens New High-Silicone Aluminium Alloy Foundry At Boguchansky

Rusal Opens New High-Silicone Aluminium Alloy Foundry At Boguchansky

Russian Federation aluminium behemoth U.C. Rusal said yesterday it has commissioned a new foundry complex at its aluminium smelter operation in Boguchansky (BoAZ). The new foundry will produce 120 thousand metric tons of aluminium alloy for the firm. Rusal says the new...

Novelis To Supply Toyota With Aluminium Auto Body Sheet For Fifth-Gen RAV4

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced yesterday an agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation to supply it with premium aluminium auto body sheet for the redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4. As Toyota’s top-selling vehicle and the best-selling non-pickup-truck in the United States, the fifth-generation RAV4 XA50 will see a redesign of the hood, fenders, […]

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 […]

Aluminium Alloys in the Automotive Industry: a Handy Guide

Looking at the flurry of announcements of new aluminium alloys developed by some of the big aluminium producers (Novelis, Constellium, Norsk Hydro, Alcoa, and UC Rusal), it almost seems that OEMs didn’t actually know – until recently at least – how the metal can be improved in terms of both strength and ductility by using […]

Daiki Plans US$30 Million Aluminium Alloy Plant In SE India

A Japanese firm announced plans earlier this week to invest US$30 million on the construction of a 84 thousand MTPA aluminium alloy plant in Southeast India. Daiki Aluminium Industry of Japan says construction of the plant will begin in Andhra Pradesh in February. Meanwhile, the firm will continue to seek the appropriate licensing from state […]

Constellium Opens Automotive Aluminium Plant In Zilina, Slovakia

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. yesterday commissioned its new Automotive Structures facility in Zilina, Slovakia. The facility is dedicated to producing aluminium Crash Management Systems and Body Structure components for the Eastern European automotive manufacturing market. Constellium says the 56,000 ft2 plant contains cutting-edge implements for forming, machining, welding, and heat-treating aluminium […]