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Constellium Opens New Automotive Aluminium Sheet Line in Eastern France

Constellium Opens New Automotive Aluminium Sheet Line in Eastern France

Amsterdam’s Constellium N.V. announced the official opening of its newest finishing line at its plant in Neuf-Brisach, France. The €180 million line is intended to help the firm meet rising demand for aluminium auto body sheet. The almost 800’ line has a...


Automotive Sheet Aluminium Producers Fighting to Meet Increasing Demand: Boney

According to Tom Boney, the general manager of automotive for Novelis North America, sheet aluminium suppliers to the automotive industry have a major problem – they are struggling to fill the ever-increasing volume of orders they are receiving from automakers. Boney revealed this state of affairs to an audience at the Center for Automotive Research’s […]

Japanese Aluminium Companies Ramping Up to Capture Share in US Automotive Aluminium Market

Japanese aluminium producers UACJ Corp and Kobe Steel are gearing up to meet an ever-increasing demand for the metal in the United States’ automotive industry, according to a recent article in Reuters. Detroit’s automakers are continuing to increase their use of aluminium in order to meet government environmental standards. Japan’s biggest rolled-aluminum products maker UACJ’s […]

Global FRP and extrusion aluminium outlook

Global demand for flat rolled and extruded aluminium products is expected to rise by 5-6% CAGR between 2016 and 2020, mostly due to increased demand from the transportation sector. This is the general expectation held by the major aluminium fabricators based on latest research and forecasts. During the same period, demand from construction will remain […]

Aluminium Use in Automobiles to Increase Significantly

Automobile producers are under pressure to satisfy regulatory requirements aimed at 2017 and beyond, where the concern for greenhouse gas emissions has caused fleet-wide Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) targets to double from 2012 to 2025. In light of this, vehicle lightweighting is set to play a critical role in meeting these requirements, resulting in […]