Ball Corporation to build new aluminium cups manufacturing plant in Georgia

Ball to build alu cups plant

17th October, 2019

Ball Corporation will begin construction on its first dedicated aluminium cups manufacturing facility to serve the growing demand for innovative, sustainable beverage packaging for U.S. customers and consumers.

NASA space centre first customer for aluminium 3D-printing powder

Aluminium space powder

16th October, 2019

HRL Additive, a new commercial effort by HRL Laboratories LLC, Malibu, Calif., has secured the first commercial sale of its 7A77 high-strength aluminium 3D-printing powder to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Centre.

Aluminium beverage can recycling in Europe hits record 74.5% in 2017

Can recycling up 74.5%

15th October, 2019

The overall recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in the European Union, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland in 2017 rose 2.3% from 2016 (72.8%), to reach an all-time record 74.5% in 2017.

Latest issue: Sept/Oct 2019

Sept/Oct 2019

Pack it in

I set myself a challenge this month. That challenge was to only buy products that came in either aluminium or glass packaging.

I had to let glass play a part, because as a previous Editor of our sister publication ‘Glass International’ I still hold a flame for the material and am very in favour of its sustainable and clean properties.

Unfortunately, within a few days I had to adjust the rules of the challenge slightly...

While I swerved the unnecessarily wrapped broccoli in favour of its plastic-free friend, there were other elements of my shop that I instead tried to make more ‘sustainable’ choices with. I know that at least by making small changes we are all contributing to a more environmentally-friendly world, but it is still…

Gränges improves efficiency of European operations

Gränges restructuring

14th October, 2019
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certifies Schüco against ASI Performance Standard

ASI: Schüco certified

11th October, 2019
PyroGenesis announces final signature towards $20M contract with $6.4M payment expected

PyroGenesis: Contract

11th October, 2019
Combilift wins Design4Safety Award

Combilift award

4th October, 2019
Hydro increase quality and stability for aluminium foil products

Hydro: Rolling increase

3rd October, 2019