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    Study Finds Aluminum Packaging Least Impactful on Environment

    A life-cycle assessment of drink containers, conducted at the University of Southampton in the U.K., found that aluminum packaging causes the least environmental impact (in the pressurized beverage category) when compared with containers made from other materials. The research findings are published in Detritus, the Journal for Waste Resources and Residues. As different beverages have different packaging […]

  • Salt Aluminyum - primary aluminum ingots

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    LME Commits to Sustainability Strategy for Aluminum

    The London Metal Exchange (LME) plans to move forward with its sustainability strategy. This decision follows supportive feedback from its discussion paper process started in August. “We are grateful for all the feedback we received as part of the discussion process,” said Matthew Chamberlain, chief executive of the LME. “We are mindful of the diverse views […]

  • Alvance Aluminium plans to invst in recycling and casting operations at its Fort Williams Smelter

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    ALVANCE Aluminium Plans to Expand Its Fort William Operations

    ALVANCE Aluminium, a member of GFG Alliance, plans to invest £94 million (US$124.4 million) in its Fort William smelter in Scotland. The project will expand the plant’s capabilities to include a new recycling and casting facility for the production of GREENALUMINIUM billet. “Recycling aluminum saves 95% of the energy needed to produce primary aluminum and is a […]

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    Shawinigan Aluminium Invests in New Recycling Center

    Shawinigan Aluminium Inc. (SAI) is currently investing US$7 million to build a new aluminum recycling center adjacent to its billet casthouse in Quebec, Canada. The closed-loop operation will recycle clean process scrap from Rio Tinto and other aluminum manufacturers in order to meet customer demand for products made with recycled aluminum. SAI’s new remelt plant will be […]

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    Crystallization Research May Lead to Improved Aluminum Recycling

    Aluminum recycling is an important process for reducing the impact of global industry on the environment, as it is more environmentally friendly and less energy consuming than primary aluminum smelting. However, scrap aluminum is often contaminated with iron, which can create impurities in the recycled aluminum alloys. This results in the desired mechanical properties being reduced, limiting the application of […]

  • Hydro's aluminium recycling plant in Azuqueca, Spain, where low-carbon Hydro CIRCAL is made. (Photo: Hydro)

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    Hydro is Ramping Up Production of CIRCAL Recycled Aluminum

    Hydro is ramping up additional aluminum recycling capacity at its plant in Azuqueca, Spain. The €10 million investment includes the installation of a new delacquering unit and melting furnace in order to produce Hydro CIRCAL — aluminum made with a minimum of 75% recycled, post-consumer scrap. “We are very pleased that we are able to ramp […]

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    ARTICLE: Digital Twin Methodology Improves Performance and Yield in an Aluminum Tilt Rotary Furnace

    By Martin Lawrence, Reed Hendershot, and Avishek Guha, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., and Mike Dines, Tandom Metallurgical Abstract Significant improvements can be made to aluminum remelting by optimizing furnace performance using Industry 4.0 methodology and by applying the digital twin concept to the melting process. In metal remelting applications, the current practice relies heavily […]

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    Showa Denko Launches New Aluminum Can Manufacturing Plant in Vietnam

    Showa Aluminum Can Corporation (SAC), a subsidiary of Showa Denko (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan) held a ceremony to celebrate the completion of its new aluminum can production facility in Southern Vietnam. The new facility is operated by SAC’s Vietnamese subsidiary Hanacans Joint Stock Company. Hanacans has been successfully increasing the sale of aluminum cans throughout northern […]