Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has filed another four new patents that increase productivity and operating efficiencies.
The patent applications result from EGA’s technology development programme, which has focused on continual improvement for the past 25 years
EGA’s latest reduction technology, DX+ Ultra, has more than double the pot productivity of the company’s original D18 technology.
Last year EGA licensed DX+ Ultra to Aluminium Bahrain for Alba’s potline 6 expansion, making EGA the first UAE industrial company to license its own large scale industrial technology internationally.
EGA began filing patents several years ago when it began to consider licensing its technology to others. EGA had filed 19 patents by the end of 2016, including nine in that year alone.
The four most recent patent applications target improvements in the electrolytic Hall-Héroult process, used to produce metallic aluminium from aluminium oxide.