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Kobelco to Partner with Novelis in Expansion of Aluminium Operations

Kobelco to Partner with Novelis in Expansion of Aluminium Operations

Japan’s Kobe Steel, Ltd. is rumored to soon announce a multi-million-dollar partnership with Atlanta’s Novelis Inc. to build an aluminium plant to supply the latter’s processing plants abroad. The Nikkei Asian Review reported yesterday that Kobelco could announce the US$263-million to US$350-million...

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Kentucky UACJ Automotive Aluminium Plant to Undergo $3.3MM Expansion

Citing an increased demand for automotive aluminium, UACJ subsidiary UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries (UWH) is planning a US$3.3-million expansion at its Paducah, Kentucky, facility. The plant, which produces precision aluminium parts for automotive applications, came under UACJ’s roof after being purchased last year. It will undergo a 56,000-ft2 expansion to make room for new machining […]

Flying cars – from design fantasy to production reality

Good news for aluminium technology? Given that the automotive and aviation sectors both remain major markets for aluminium technologies worldwide, any development that spans both – such as flying cars – is worthy of note. Although cars that fly, or alternatively road-able aircraft and hovercars, have for years featured prominently in fantasy and science fiction […]

Novelis Boasts 53% Increase in Recycled Content Use in Latest Sustainability Report

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. released its sustainability report for FY 2016 today. According to the report, the firm achieved a recycled aluminium input of fifty-three percent for the year, which is a twenty-three-percent improvement over baseline levels. Novelis says that the significant improvement, which is measured against average inputs from fiscal […]

Lochaber Plant to Produce Aluminium Auto Parts

According to local media, the new owners of western Scotland’s Lochaber smelter intend to use it to produce aluminium automotive parts. Aberdeen newspaper The Press and Journal reported yesterday that Liberty House Group intends to convert the Alcan plant into producing aluminium alloys and hubcaps for sale to the automotive industry. Liberty House will complete […]