Aluminium International Today News

  • Recent milestones, and those to come

    The Hydro US and Canada branch achieved the ASI Performance Standard Certification in July 2023, which saw 23 sites being certified simultaneously. Zahra Awan* Spoke with Jerrod Hoeft who was recently assigned to the role of Head of Commercial Transportation & Sustainability, Hydro Extrusion, on this milestone.

    14 November 2023
  • Benkam Alu Extrusions

    BENKAM Alu Extrusions is a Manufacturer of a high level with its strong market presence in more than 15 countries serving different sectors including construction, automotive and energy industries. With its current production capacity of 36,000 tons of extruded profiles it manages to satisfy the market demand in Architectural Sector, supplying architectural profiles as windows and doors, terraces, railings, facades, and outdoor pergola solutions.

    Read the full Q&A, which goes delves into the company.

    14 November 2023
  • Changes in behaviour and formalised collection systems will strengthen aluminium can recyclability

    We must share lessons in effectively managing aluminium cans as a waste product from one country to another, to mitigate carbon emissions, says Marlen Bertram, IAI’s Director – Scenarios & Forecasts.

    06 November 2023
  • The people behind the Innovation

    Innoval Technology Ltd (Innoval) was formed in 2003 by employees from Alcan’s Banbury Technical Centre. Located about half a mile from the same site that, for seven decades, was known as ‘Banbury Laboratories’; the Innoval team has been responsible for some of the most significant technological developments in the aluminium industry.

    Nadine Bloxsome* and Zahra Awan** visited Innoval Technology, still located in Banbury, to meet and speak with those behind the innovative solutions as the company celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Zahra Awan reports.

    18 October 2023
  • Global lessons for American aluminium security

    By Joe Quinn, Director, Center for Strategic Industrial Materials at SAFE

    The U.S. has made important strides in untangling our economy and energy needs from oil dependence, but as we do so, the U.S. and our allies are facing a new existential threat: An increasingly assertive China has worked to dominate the supply chains for the components vital to our unprecedented power to undermine and disrupt crucial segments of our economy, energy infrastructure, and even national defence needs.

    A critical example of this troubling trend is happening now in the aluminium industry. Aluminium is critical to U.S. national security, the clean energy transition, and the U.S. economy. For example, aluminium makes up 75 to 80 percent of every plane built today. It is also essential for building armour plates for military vehicles, naval vessels, space and missile components, as well as propellants.

    11 October 2023
  • Understanding the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

    The global aluminium industry has long been an essential pillar for various sectors, including construction, transportation, packaging, and many others.

    28 September 2023
  • Real-time monitoring for molten aluminium composition

    Tecnar is a technology company that takes breakthrough science created in a lab and transforms it into novel industrial products to enhance productivity. The family-owned company was founded in St. Bruno, Quebec in 1989 by members of Canada’s National Research Council (NRC).

    06 September 2023
  • Gulf Aluminium Dinner 2023

    13th GAC DINNER 1st November 2023 Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort Dubai, UAE.

    01 September 2023
  • ADE Solutions: Smart plants of the future

    In 2021, the demand for primary aluminium reached an estimated 68.7 million tonnes, which is an increase of 8% compared to 20201. This growth is part of a larger trend, as world aluminium demand has grown at an average annual rate of 5% between 2012 and 20212.

    Aluminium smelters must adopt Industry 4.0 to meet demand. The transition to smart manufacturing can be challenging due to complex operations and critical equipment, but integrating advanced technologies and digital solutions can improve efficiency and productivity.

    WSP’s Advanced Development Environment (ADE) helps aluminium smelters transition to advance manufacturing. It provides a comprehensive range of functions for developing, testing, and maintaining automation systems, integrating control, visualisation and communication to improve industrial process efficiency.

    Mileidy Hernandez, CPI in Automated Systems - Industrial Computing at WSP in Canada, reports.

    30 August 2023