Aluminium International Today Issue
Jul/Aug 2018

Jul/Aug 2018

Aluminium is coming home

I was delaying writing my comment this month just in case football actually did ‘come home’, but it wasn’t meant to be this time!

However, in a somewhat tedious link, it seems the aluminium industry is ramping up its recycling efforts and working towards an even tighter closed loop to ensure that aluminium ‘comes home’.

With more stories in the news recently highlighting the danger of plastics on our environment, especially the oceans, it is a credit to our industry to see that the can recycling rate is now at 74% across Europe.

The facts are clear:
- Recycling aluminium saves around 95% of the greenhouse gas emissions compared to the ‘primary’ production process.

- Recycling one tonne of aluminium saves nine tonnes of CO2 emissions.

We all know the ways we can help to do our bit and it is great to see companies across the aluminium manufacturing and processing sectors working to not only improve recycling rates, but provide greener, cleaner aluminium at the source.

This issue includes a special focus on mining and refining, with a look at improving global sustainability in bauxite mining, a feature on casthouse technology, value-added product market opportunities and also a selection of articles related to Industry 4.0...Enjoy!

Frcont cover courtesy of Granco Clark


USA Update: Restarting US capacity
Russia Update: Supporting the domestic aluminium industry

Improving global sustainability in bauxite mining
Status of bauxite-alumina industry in India and future prospects
Australian bauxite mining: Sustainable guidelines explained
Event preview: Alumina 2018

Grain refining technology of the future finally comes to China - Optifine
Casthouse solutions

Aluminium alloys in aerospace
Helping architects build taller cities

Investing in technology to achieve long-term success
The cyber security challenge for advanced manufacturing
Smart aluminium production processes in times of Industry 4.0

Taster page / Exhibitor profiles