Aluminium International Today News

  • The Isle of Harris Distillery refill project

    The Isle of Harris is a small island in the Outer Hebrides, off the far north-western coast of Scotland, on the edge of the wild Atlantic Ocean. The Isle of Harris Distillery, or the Social Distillery as it is often referred to, was opened in October 2015, in the small harbour village of Tarbert.

    The Refill Project was created to address the growing demand from customers to allow them to keep the award- winning, treasured glass Isle of Harris Gin bottle instead of throwing it out. Isle of Harris Distillery began exploring the potential of new refill solutions by experimenting with aluminum as a high-quality material with exceptional recyclability, lightness, and excellent carbon footprint figures.

    15 December 2021
  • Tenova TRGX regenerative and TRGSX self-regenerative flameless burners

    The current discussion about energy transition and transformation of the steel industry into a climate-neutral sector by 2050 is mainly focused on the decarbonization of steel production.

    In order to be in line with industry’s long-term vision and to contribute to the worldwide general targets of GHG emission reduction, it will be of fundamental importance to adopt a holistic approach that includes low carbon technologies for heating processes associated with the steelmaking downstream furnace operations.

    The availability of green electricity is of course crucial to this end, both to reduce emissions and to produce green fuels such as hydrogen in order to replace fossil sources.

    Tenova’s approach to being a valuable partner in providing sustainable solutions for end users is part of the continuous development strategy towards the next generation combustion systems.

    14 December 2021
  • X-ray technology and CO2 reductions - how are the two compatible?

    Denmark’s Environment Minister Lea Wermelin and Henrik Grand Petersen, CEO of Stena Recycling, officially opened the new “X-ray Sorting Centre” in Roskilde. Afterwards, Steinert spoke to Stena’s Outbound Sales Manager Jesper Fournaise about how exactly dry density separation using x-ray transmission fits with the issue of sustainability.

    09 November 2021
  • Secondary aluminium producers: a new range of saws to open up new opportunities

    Extruders, remelters and distributors of secondary aluminium often find it difficult to find band saws adapted to their needs. The machines available on the market are mostly designed for ferrous metals such as steel or inconel and require adaptations that are not always optimal to meet the needs of aluminium sawing.

    Sermas provides the industry with a solution.

    03 November 2021
  • Getting the competitive edge in manufacturing

    The future of automation and mechanical engineering undoubtedly lies in the unstoppable digitisation of data. In today’s modern production process, it is becoming increasingly inefficient to use single-purpose equipment for individual processes, with its high costs and insufficient productivity.

    Noel Sheppard and Paola Hopwood discuss how manufacturers can realise the benefits of edge computing through network automation.

    03 November 2021
  • Levelling and splitting technology

    E-mobility has already fundamentally changed the everyday working lives of many companies and employees in the automotive industry. Planning engineers and production managers as well as assembly workers are confronted with the challenges in levelling and slitting technology in their daily work.

    28 October 2021
  • IAI models 1.5-degree decarbonisation scenario in a bid to drive greater emissions reductions

    Investment in technology is a major step in tackling climate change across aluminium industry.

    The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) has modelled a 1.5 Degree Scenario to guide its member’s efforts to meet global climate goals. The modelling is based on IEA’s Net-Zero by 2050 scenario, combined with the IAI’s material flow analysis and future demand scenarios.

    27 October 2021
  • Mastering challenges in aluminium extrusion through the use of premium steels

    Werner Hähnel discusses tool costs and tool life are decisive for the performance of an extrusion line.

    The pure tool costs are always put in relation to the service life achieved. Furthermore, the use of premium tool steels increases the product quality because the premium grade has a higher strength and toughness. The use of premium tool steel is also more economical because fewer tools have to be changed and thus there is a higher availability of the extrusion press. In addition, premium tool steels enable the production of particularly critical profile geometries.

    19 October 2021
  • AlumForum 2021 - a unique event for the Russian aluminium industry

    The II International Forum “Aluminum in Architecture and Construction” was successfully held in Moscow on 21-23 September 2021.

    11 October 2021