Aluminium International Today Issue
Nov/Dec 2018

Nov/Dec 2018

Looking to the Future

As another year draws to a close, I think it is safe to say that this has been one of the most innovative and exciting years for the aluminium manufacturing industry.

Global industry leaders Alcoa and Rio Tinto joined forces to create a new, revolutionary way to make aluminium, which also produces pure oxygen. ‘Elysis’ as it is known, refers to the process at the centre of our industry, the electrolysis of alumina and suggests fundamental change.

This announcement was a huge industry first and paves the way for the future of aluminium production and what it stands for.

Since taking the reins of Aluminium International Today, it has been an interest of mine to drive the content to focus on the latest technologies helping to streamline efficiency and promote a sustainable working environment. This will be echoed at the next Future Aluminium Forum, which we announced at ALUMINIUM 2018.

You can find out how to be a part of the future by visiting: futurealuminiumforum.com As always, this issue includes a number of features dedicated to the topics of secondary processing, extrusion and sustainable practices. There is also a look at the latest products and projects across the value chain.

Although this is the final printed issue of 2018, keep a look out for the special digital ‘Highlights’ issue in December.

Cover image courtesy of Novelis PAE