vehicle lightweighting

Rusal to Cut Carbon Emissions, Increase Value-Added Output, and Transition to Alloys: CEO

Rusal to Cut Carbon Emissions, Increase Value-Added Output, and Transition to Alloys: CEO

The Russian Federation aluminium smelter United Company RUSAL is planning to spend between US$600 million to US$700 million each year until the end of the decade to increase output capacity of higher value-added aluminium alloy products in an effort to enhance profits...

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Kobelco to Build Second Aluminium Plant in Kentucky

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announced Monday that the Japanese aluminium and steel firm Kobe Steel (Kobelco) will be building a second aluminium plant in the commonwealth. Kobelco chose Kentucky in part due to US$2.5 million in tax incentives offered by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA). “We’ve been supplying aluminum bumper materials to Japanese […]

Heavy goods fleets benefit through vehicle lightweighting

Commercial heavy goods vehicle fleets looking to increase fuel efficiency, transport more freight and retain more drivers can look to lightweighting as a key enabler, according to a recent USA study carried out by Trucking Efficiency. The resulting Confidence Report on Lightweighting concludes that investing in weight reduction is an attractive and economical alternative to […]