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Sumitomo Metal Mining Set To Boost Non-Ferrous Metals Output In Coming Years

Sumitomo Metal Mining Set To Boost Non-Ferrous Metals Output In Coming Years

Japanese mining and smelting firm Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd (SMM) said yesterday that it hopes to increase its output of non-ferrous metals, including aluminium, for use in batteries via upcoming capital expenditures. In comments made at a press conference on Tuesday,...

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Electric Vehicles (EVs): outlook for sales and aluminium demand

After last year’s electric vehicles (EVs) sales increase of 72% year/year, to 2.02 million, this year’s growth is expected to slow to around 3 million EVs sold, or around 50% increase y/y. But there’s an important caveat: the figure operates under the assumption that sales will recover in the second half of the year, as […]

Novelis Debuts New 25 Percent Stronger Automotive Aluminium Alloy

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced yesterday the launch of a new aluminium alloy designed specifically for automotive body sheet. The new alloy, christened Advanz 6HS-s650, is a 6xxx-series aluminium alloy that Novelis says surpasses the automotive industry’s standards for strength, lightweighting, formability, performance, and structural integrity. With a reported in-service strength […]

Aluminium Extrusions Are Winning The Race For Battery Enclosure In EVs

Battery enclosures for electric vehicles (also called frames, housings or battery packs) have a pretty straightforward purpose: holding and protecting battery modules. Naturally, they come in various shapes and sizes, and can easily be adapted for the different particularities of battery modules. Much like other car parts, battery enclosures are an arena for a number […]

Novelis Develops New Aluminium Sheet Battery Enclosure Tailored For Electric Vehicles

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced yesterday the development of a new and improved type of aluminium sheet battery enclosure designed for use in electric vehicles. A response to a need in the ballooning electric vehicle production market, this new battery enclosure is constructed of proprietary Novelis Advanz aluminium alloy products. The […]

Aluminium Industry Riding To Higher Demand In Electric Vehicles

This is an exciting time indeed for aluminium consumption, with demand for this highly versatile metal continuing to rise to dizzying heights with every new estimate. Among the brighter stars in the consumption constellation continues to be that of electric vehicles. As has been detailed in these pages over the years, the rise of the […]