aluminium

'As an industry, we are seeing increasing demand for lightweight, high-strength aluminium from global automotive customers based on aluminium's ability to provide equal or better quality, strength...
Secondary aluminium accounts for 30% of India’s overall aluminium consumption of 3.3 million tonnes per year. In the past six years, secondary aluminium demand has almost doubled to 1.1 million...
Aluminium scrap shipments to leading outlet China surged 13.5% to 521 277 tonnes - but this percentage gain was eclipsed by increases of 23.3% and 20.2% in US deliveries to, respectively, South Korea...
In the world recycling organisation’s latest ‘World Mirror on Non-Ferrous Metals’, its advisor on Chinese regulatory and policy developments Ma Hongchang points out that revisions...
In recent weeks, LME prices for some metals have returned to levels last visited several years ago on the back of, among other factors, more positive economic data out of China and the European...
Novelis's state-of-the-art facility at Nachterstedt in Germany processes more than 400 000 tonnes of aluminium scrap per annum and the company recycles more than 60 billion post-consumer beverage...
These and other questions will be tackled at the upcoming International Recycled Aluminium Conference, organised by Metal Bulletin and taking place on November 13-15 at the Novotel Warszawa Centrum...
It has been over 165 years since two category-four Atlantic hurricanes hit the USA in the same year. ‘The regions ravaged by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma face a recovery period that will...
Germany’s primary aluminium production amounted to 273 100 tonnes for January to June (+0.7% year on year) while the recycled total was 387 800 tonnes. ‘The underlying economic conditions for the...
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...

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