Aluminium International Today News

  • In the eye of the storm? Commodities firms are running out of time to get ahead on sustainability

    There are dark storm clouds on the horizon. Commodities producers, buyers and traders may be eyeing them nervously, aware that when the storm breaks, a deluge of regulations and supply chain demands will pour down on them. Now is the time for firms to ensure they are aware of the sustainability characteristics of their operations and supply chains, so that risks and new expectations can be managed well. Those who do may find they don’t just weather the storm but find rich opportunities as the world moves towards net zero.

    29 November 2023
  • Scaling circularity: How to reach decarbonization goals

    In a world experiencing the impacts of a warming climate, decarbonization is imperative. Around the globe and across industries, stakeholders are raising their expectations for companies to lower their carbon emissions and are looking for transparent reporting and meaningful progress toward sustainability goals.

    20 November 2023
  • 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