Aluminium International Today Issue
July / Aug 2021

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Virtual vs Reality

I’m writing this month’s news column surrounded by the hustle and bustle and distractions of my work colleagues, as we have all started a gradual return back into the office.

I have already had to write some of the sentences in this column more than once and my concentration is all over the place, as conversations are held across the office and the general excitement of interacting with real humans hasn’t worn off yet, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

There are elements of working from home that I love (especially when it comes to trying to focus!) and I will enjoy savouring those moments from now on, with a more flexible ‘work/life’ balance going forward, but I have also really enjoyed getting back to the company of my colleagues.

And on that note, we have a new face on the Editorial team to introduce! Zahra Awan has joined us in the role of Editorial Assistant, to help support our growing content online and in print. Zahra comes to us bursting with ideas for new digital offerings, an enthusiasm to meet with the industry and learn all about aluminium, so I hope you will all join me in welcoming her! (I’ve told her you’re a nice bunch.)

Onto this issue now and you can find out all about the Greener Aluminium Online Summit if you weren’t able to attend and we have a number of articles from speakers who joined us at the event. This is alongside the usual technical articles and industry updates...enjoy!


July / Aug 21 Highlights

LEADER

NEWS

GREENER ALUMINIUM
New event gets the green light
When possibility meets reality
China aluminium industry’s decarbonisation drivers and pathways
Upgrade of aluminium scrap and its quality potential
Under pressure
Aluminium - please decorate responsibly!

USA FOCUS
Aluminium industry in the United States

DIGITAL ALUMINIUM
Digital State of Aluminium

FURNACES
The untapped potential of oxyfuel in the aluminium industry
GHI Smart Furnaces supplies key equipment to Almexa casthouse

APPLICATIONS
Aluminium Foil: a material for the ages
Grand designs, great expectations, aluminium is shaking up the window market
The electric revolution
Anchor Harvey leading the way, from aviation to electric vehicles

LUBRICANT SOLUTIONS
Die lubricant solutions for next-generation large die casting machines

ANNIVERSARY
TALSAD celebrates its 50th anniversary

HEATING & WELDING
GIA Clecim press selects Banyard for new zero-friction billet heater