aluminium

Listed among the company’s key achievements in the period under review is ‘an improved metal mix by increasing recycled inputs from 53% to 55% for the full year’. It also achieved...
The re-melt operation is operation is designed to develop GARMCO's metal recycling capability, and will increase GARMCO's production capacity by 150% to 200 000 tonnes of aluminium slabs per annum. '...
Global demand for aluminium is expected to reach 62.7 million tonnes this year, with China thought likely to record growth of 6.7% to 33.5 million tonnes while the rest of the world is forecast to...
Frieco’s patented in-home recycling station has an initial capacity of 30 litres (approximately 250 aluminium cans or 200 plastic bottles) and recycles materials at the touch of a button. One...
Immediately following the Chinese New Year celebrations, it is reported that the country’s customs authorities began to step up import inspections in a bid to prevent smuggling of electronic,...
An estimated 10 000+ people are expected to attend the expo. This includes 400 exhibitors, of which 30% come from abroad. METEF has become a reference point for the ferrous and non-ferrous metals...
Overall, Novelis experienced a 4% decline in total shipments of rolled aluminium products to 750 000 tonnes, mainly owing to 'prior strategic decisions to reduce volumes in China and soft demand in...
Fibres, plastics and minerals - these are the most challenging materials at a vehicle’s end-of-life stage. Negative economic values, strict regulations on landfilling and increasing incineration gate...
The strategy essentially renews commitment to work with country-wide stakeholders to explore opportunities to reduce raw material demand and waste, and to promote well-functioning markets for...
LME cash prices are at the following per-tonne levels (the corresponding figures from our non-ferrous metals report at the end of November are given in brackets): aluminium US$ 1800 (US$ 1765);...
In China, meanwhile, industry is having to adapt to ever-stricter rules which are partly behind the announcement from the country’s biggest zinc smelter that it is to cut production. In late...
Researchers at Deakin university in Melbourne, Australia, have launched a research project aimed at the direct reuse of aerospace aluminium alloys. This requires pre-sorting of the alloys when...
During the 2015 fiscal year, the company launched its Evercycle 100% recycled-content beverage can comprising 90% post-consumer content and 10% production scrap. It also began incorporating a high-...
For recyclers, the option to repair or reuse electronics and many other products was obviously available already, but was never that attractive because of the high commodity prices, Minter tells...
There were steep increases in metals prices - notably for copper - immediately following the US presidential election victory of Donald Trump. The question is now whether these gains can prove to be...
‘Although the trajectory proposed should lead to the UK achieving the targets in line with the EU Circular Economy package, we are concerned that the momentum that has been achieved over recent...
LME copper rallied from US$ 4700 to US$ 5800 per tonne in a very short space of time while lead and zinc recorded, respectively, five- and nine-year highs before undergoing corrections. According to...
Regarding the persistent gap in clean fractioning of 5xxx and 6xxx alloys for recycling, AAI'as technology based on laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is said to yield advantages compared to...
The closed-loop programme was launched by Jaguar Land Rover in 2008. In 2015, the car manufacturer recovered more than 45 000 tonnes of aluminium scrap. As part of the project, Novelis developed a...
'Our forecasts for 2016 and 2017 show steady growth in both production and demand across the aluminium value chain in Europe,' commented European Aluminium's director general Gerd Götz. 'Clearly...
Automated spectroscopy is driving recycling and scrap sorting, helping to achieve historically-advanced levels of material recovery and reuse. Incorporation of X-ray fluorescence, laser induced...
Municipal solid waste generation increased to 258.5 million tonnes in the same year, up 1.4% compared to 2013. Recycling and composting grew 2.2% to 89.4 million tonnes. According to the EPA,...
The agreement spans a period of five years and is said to bring the organisations together to share measurement, reporting and verification frameworks and selected industry data on , waste and risk...
Of the 36 billion spirits bottles produced every year, 25 billion have aluminium closures - and the same applies to the vast majority of quality olive oil and premium water bottles. Currently, a...
Latest figures from the International Copper Study Group (ICSG) confirm that the total refined copper production of 11.491 million tonnes in the opening six months of this year was 3% or 320 000...
The upsurge in aluminium content is most obvious in the rolled and extruded products market, with auto body sheet leading the growth with an expected increase of 110% over the next 10 years. The...
The provisional data suggests that 58.7% of the total steel demand for 2016 has already been met, partly because the sector was boosted by strong exports. In fact, the figures haven’t been as...
The self-proclaimed ‘human-centric’ car company is essentially striving to optimise the life-cycles of its vehicles while protecting the Earth’s resources. For instance, Volvo is...
Constellium will lend its expertise in metal supply and recycling using its aluminium casting and rolling plant at Singen in Germany.In addition to creating new coffee capsules from old ones,...
The company had previously forecasted a deficit in excess of 1 million tonnes based on a smaller supply increase of 2%. As regards leading outlets for the light metal, Alcoa is anticipating a global...

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