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,...


Aluminium vs. steel in electric vehicles – the battle goes on

Aluminium use in automobiles and light trucks marks the highest growth from all other aluminium applications, in any segment of use. Aluminium remains “the fastest growing automotive material over competing materials and is entering its most unprecedented growth phase since we’ve been tracking the shifting mix of automotive materials,” the latest survey of automakers by […]

The Electric Vehicle Revolution Will Spur Aluminium Demand

In stark contrast to previous editions, electric vehicles were all the rage at this year’s Frankfurt IAA, the world’s largest motor show. Many premium brand announced they would electrify entire series or that their fleets will be a mix of hybrid and battery-powered vehicles. Aiming to catch up to Tesla, European automakers are increasingly favouring […]

UACJ Preparing to Ramp Up Aluminium Production for Tesla Model 3 Chassis Parts

Japanese aluminium company UACJ will reportedly be ramping up operations at its plant in Michigan in order to provide aluminium chassis parts for Tesla’s Model 3. A report in The Nihon Keizai Shinbun (The Nikkei) on Sunday revealed a JPY3 billion (USD26 million) investment that is to take place at what is assumed to be […]