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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 […]

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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 […]

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    The Future of Aluminum Walks on Water

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age. Surfing is a widely enjoyed activity all over the world where the sea meets the land. Since the Polynesians brought surfing into Hawaii in the 1800s, the surfboard itself has been constructed of a variety of materials. The main requirements for a sturdy surfboard are that it is lightweight, buoyant, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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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    Novelis and Nespresso Launch Coffee Capsule Made from 80% Recycled Aluminum

    Novelis Inc. has partnered with Nespresso, to launch the first coffee capsule made of 80% recycled aluminum. The sustainable alloy is featured in Nespresso’s new coffee capsules, particularly the Original Line Master Origin Colombia coffee. By the end of 2021, Nespresso aims to have the full Original Line and Vertuo ranges of coffee capsules made using recycled aluminum. Due to the […]