Aluminium International Today Issue
Sept/Oct 2018

Sept/Oct 2018

Aluminium industry gathers

It’s that time of the year again...while Christmas cards are already appearing in shops, that’s not what I am referring to!

It is of course, the esteemed ALUMINIUM 2018 Show, taking place from 9 - 11 October at the Messe Düsseldorf.

I was honoured to be asked to put together a special Show Newspaper for the event, so as well as this issue, keep an eye out or visit the team on Booth 11E55/02 to collect your free copy. It contains information on the products and solutions on display, as well as in-depth interviews and a specific focus on innovative technologies.

Speaking of technology, I will also be hosting the Digital Manufacturing session at the Forum on Wednesday 10th October. Access for visitors to this special area (12F40) is free of charge, so come along and hear all about the latest technologies assisting aluminium manufacturing and we will be announcing the next Future Aluminium Forum, which will take place in Warsaw, Poland in May 2019.

Back to this issue and it is bursting with feature articles, with a special focus on rolling, aluminium in automotive, Industry 4.0 and safety.

We also introduce a new, regular column called the Alumina Chronicles, which this time gives an in-depth look at the aluminium tariff imposed by the USA.

I hope you enjoy the issue - see you in Düsseldorf!

Nadine Bloxsome

Editor, Aluminium International Today

Front Cover courtesy of Fives Group