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    U.S. DOC Launches New Aluminum Import Monitoring Program

    The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) launched its new Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis (AIM) system, which will enable the DOC to collect and publish data on aluminum imports. This will serve as an early warning mechanism to help spot trends and shifts in trade flows that might warrant industry or government action. “The new program will […]

  • Top Ten Aluminum News Stories of 2020

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    Top Ten Aluminum News Stories of 2020

    To say that 2020 has been an interesting year would be a massive understatement. Throughout this wild ride of a year, Light Metal Age (LMA) has been proud to be a valuable resource, providing industry news and technological insights to its readers. On the LMA webpage, we regularly share exclusive featured articles from the print magazine, as […]

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    The Non-Combustibility of Aluminum and Its Alloys

    By Joseph C. Benedyk, Editor. In the October 2016 issue of Light Metal Age, J. Gilbert Kaufman’s book on the fire resistance of aluminum and its alloys was reviewed. The book offered substantial documentation and evaluation of the properties of aluminum and its alloys in various structural product forms upon fire exposure in applications such […]

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    Aluminum Challenging Plastics in Beverage Industry

    By Goran Djukanovic, Aluminum Market Analyst. After replacing some quantities of steel in the automotive industry in recent years, aluminum has another potential area of increasing use, which is gaining importance, namely the beverage industry. Although aluminum has been present in the packaging and beverage industry for a long time, it is now challenging plastics […]

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    Aluminum Continues Unprecedented Growth in Automotive Applications

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Demand for aluminum in the automotive industry is continuing its growth trajectory, according to a new report from DuckerFrontier, 2020 North American Light Vehicle Aluminum Content and Outlook. The report notes that aluminum content is expected to grow to 514 lbs per vehicle by 2026, up by 12% from 2020 […]

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    U.S. Aluminum Industry Files Unfair Trade Cases Against Imports of Aluminum Foil From Five Countries

    The Aluminum Association’s Foil Trade Enforcement Working Group filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions charging that unfairly traded imports of aluminum foil from five countries — Armenia, Brazil, Oman, Russia, and Turkey — are causing material injury to the domestic industry. In early 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce published antidumping and countervailing duty orders on […]

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    U.S. Walks Back Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum

    The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) removed Section 232 tariffs on P1020 aluminum (non-alloyed, unwrought primary aluminum), following consultations with the Canadian government. This is based on the USTR’s determination that trade of P1020 aluminum would normalize by the end of 2020, with average monthly imports declining by 50% from the monthly average in the period of January […]

  • Four Keys to Circular Recycling: An Aluminum Container Design Guide.

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    Aluminum Container Design Guide Outlines Keys to Circular Recycling

    Demand for aluminum cans is growing across the U.S., and beverage can manufacturers are currently working to expand production in order to meet this demand. In light of these trends, the Aluminum Association released a new paper, Four Keys to Circular Recycling: An Aluminum Container Design Guide. “We are happy that more and more consumers […]

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    The Aluminum Association Releases New Video Series on Aluminum Extrusion Tolerances

    The Aluminum Association released a new video series showcasing how to properly measure aluminum extrusion tolerances to industry standards. The series contains five videos, each focusing on a different tolerance measurement, including twist, straightness, flatness, and metal and spacing dimensions for solid and hollow profiles. Filmed at the Hydro extrusion plant in Cressona, PA, the videos […]