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Aluminium
Leading global aluminium organisations sign MoU
Aluminium : 06 November, 2016
The International Aluminium Institute (IAI), the global association of aluminium producers, and the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), a multi-stakeholder organisation with the mission to foster responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium, today signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in their respective efforts to support continuous improvement in the performance of the global aluminium industry and the sustainable use and recycling of its products.
 
Rusal comments on European Commission decision to impose anti-dumping duty on aluminium household foil from Russia
Aluminium : 04 January, 2016
RUSAL, a leading global aluminium producer, considers it necessary to make the following statement in relation to the decision of the European Commission dated December 17, 2015 to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain aluminium foils originating from the Russian Federation.
 
Clean Soderberg project reduces aluminium smelting emissions
Aluminium : 17 April, 2015
UC RUSAL has launch the Clean Soderberg project at its Irkutsk aluminium smelter (IrkAZ). The total cost of this modernisation project (from 2010 to 2020) is estimated at $122 million. The technology is designed to drastically reduce emissions of pot gases into the atmosphere, increase the energy efficiency of smelting and reduce manual labour content.
 
Automotive conference to address growing sector demand for aluminium
Aluminium : 16 June, 2014
Leading figures from the British automotive industry will discuss the growing demand for aluminium amongst carmakers at a special conference in Birmingham this autumn. The conference is being organised by ALFED, the Aluminium Federation, supported by Jaguar Land Rover and the SMMT. Sessions will cover: commercial, economic and material supply and demand; emerging technologies; vehicle strategies and sustainability and innovation.
 
UK Government urged to champion aluminium sector
Aluminium : 17 December, 2013
Thousands of new jobs would be created if the British Government stepped forward to champion aluminium as the modern automotive metal. That was the message delivered to MPs at a special Parliamentary breakfast briefing by motoring expert and fuel campaigner Quentin Willson.
 
Classifier mill ups capacity and scope of Russian powder metallurgy plant
Aluminium : 17 November, 2013
UC RUSAL is to modernise the SUAL-Powder Metallurgy (Shelekhov, Russia) plant. The total project investment is estimated to be EUR 4 mln. The plant is acquiring a German Hosokawa Alpine classifier mill. The installation of the new equipment will result in an increase in production capacity by 30%, and aid the launch of a new range of ultra-high quality aluminium powders. This material is used in construction, in particular in the production of autoclave aerocrete.
 
Supportive products for aluminium sheets, profiles and extrusions
Aluminium : 17 October, 2013
Gooding Aluminium, the supplier of a wide range of high quality aluminium sheets, aluminium profiles and aluminium extrusions has added a range of products and accessories to support existing product portfolio, including a range of supportive products and accessories for fixing and maintaining their range of aluminium products.
 
Aluminium producer and oil company sign agreement on petroleum coke supplies
Aluminium : 09 April, 2013
Aluminium producer UC RUSAL and the oil company Rosneft have signed an agreement of intent to cooperate in the supply of petroleum coke and other products to RUSAL’s production facilities, as well as to develop Rosneft’s capacities for the production of petroleum coke with the participation of RUSAL.
 
Aluminium sheet capacity in China surpassed 10 million tonnes in 2012
Aluminium : 22 March, 2013
Strong growth in the output of China's aluminium rolling market in 2011 has resulted in the output of aluminium sheets in China surpassing 10 million tonnes in 2012 for the first time. Investment in the manufacture of high precision aluminium sheets and strips, tank aluminium sheet, electronic foils and packaging foils has placed the industry in a strong position to exploit further demand in the high value-added products.
 
UC Rusal suspends aluminium production at Nigerian smelter
Aluminium : 15 March, 2013
UC Rusal is to temporarily suspend the smelting operations at the Alscon plant n Nigeria. Before this decision was taken, Rusal had been covering the plant’s losses in the expectation that a sustainable gas supply would be made available enabling it to operate at its full capacity. Rusal insists that the suspension of operations is a temporary measure, one necessary to avoid completely shutting down of the plant. Smelting operations will resume as soon as the legal uncertainty has been resolved and the continuous power supply has been secured.
 
Zimmermann to head Aleris Rolled Products Europe
Aluminium : 18 January, 2013
Aleris has appointed Ralf Zimmermann as senior vice president and general manager of Rolled Products Europe. Zimmermann, who formerly served as senior vice president of operations for the Global Rolled and Extruded Products business unit, replaces Olli Matti-Saksi who left Aleris this month. Zimmermann will now lead all facets of the Rolled Products Europe business, including the commercial and manufacturing activity.
 
Sino-Soviet joint ventures in aluminium focus on smelting, alumina and bauxite
Aluminium : 15 December, 2012
UC RUSAL announces signing a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU’) with Shandong Xinfa Group, one of China's largest private aluminium companies, detailing the study of future possible cooperation areas, including joint ventures in the aluminium industry.
 
Sino-Soviet aluminium agreements will lead to Siberian smelter
Aluminium : 16 October, 2012
UC Rusal has signed a co-operation agreement with the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation on realisation of Rusal’s joint projects with Chinese partners.
 
Wire-shaped smelting of titanium may revolutionise cost, quality and lead times
Aluminium : 10 October, 2012
With funding from the User-driven Research based Innovation (BIA) programme at the Research Council of Norway, Norsk Titanium Components (NTiC) has developed an entirely new method of producing titanium components, making it cheaper and easier to capitalise on this material.
 
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aluminium : 20 September, 2012
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
 
UC Rusal to upgrade aluminium powder production for solar cell arrays and cellular concrete
Aluminium : 20 September, 2012
UC RUSAL announces an increase in aluminium powder production due to the launch of unique equipment and the introduction of new products.
 
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
Aluminium : 20 August, 2012
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
 
UC Rusal makes debt repayments totalling US$529 million
Aluminium : 26 April, 2011
Aluminium producer UC Rusal is making further debt repayments in the total amount of approximately US$529 million to its international and Russian lenders under the International Override Agreement (IOA).
 
UC Rusal CEO visits Guinea with Russian Government delegation
Aluminium : 07 April, 2011
Top management from UC Rusal have visited Guinea as part of the official visit of the Russian government delegation in the country. During the visit, the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation Yuri Trutnev met with the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, and other Government officials.
 
Export of UC Rusal technology to China will follow signing of memorandum of understanding with aluminium industry demonstration park in Xinshan, China
Aluminium : 28 March, 2011
UC Rusal announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (
 
UC Rusal makes debt repayments totaling $835 million
Aluminium : 11 March, 2011
UC Rusal has made debt repayments in the total amount of approximately USD835 million to its international lenders, Russian lenders and Onexim Holdings Limited under the International Override Agreement (IOA). The debt repayments were made on four separate dates, 16 February, 25 February, 4 March and 10 March 2011.
 
US Federal Court orders the Bank of New York Mellon to provide Norilsk evidence to Rusal
Aluminium : 10 March, 2011
The US Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York has granted Rusal
 
UC Rusal issues statement in connection with favorable Krasnoyarsk arbitration court judgment
Aluminium : 06 March, 2011
On 4 March 2011 the Krasnoyarsk Arbitration Court issued a judgment in favor of UC RUSAL by which it compelled Norilsk Nickel to disclose information about its operational activities and certain transactions including the accounting documents for shipments of metal for export and domestically, insurance contracts and all minutes of the Management Board for the period 2009
 
UC Rusal's statement regarding London court decision
Aluminium : 02 March, 2011
UC RUSAL, the global aluminium producer and owner of a 25% stake in MMC Norilsk Nickel, announces that in light of the application in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut that was granted on 25 February 2011 and other factors, the High Court in London today declined to order Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (lawyers acting for Interros, Norilsk Nickel, Corbiere and Raleigh) to disclose documents relating primarily to Trafigura
 
UC Rusal issues statement regarding Nevis court decision
Aluminium : 28 February, 2011
On 27 February 2011 the court in Nevis discharged the injunction obtained by RUSAL on 3 February 2011. Originally, the hearing was set for 2 March 2011 before the judge who granted the injunction on 3 February 2011
 
UC Rusal's application against Trafigura for information disclosure granted by US District Court of Connecticut
Aluminium : 24 February, 2011
Application of Rusal granted to compel Trafigura AG to produce documents and testimony relating primarily to its recent purchase of Norilsk Nickel securities,
 
UC Rusal nominates candidates to Norilsk Nickel board of directors
Aluminium : 09 February, 2011
UC Rusal, which owns a 25% stake in MMC Norilsk Nickel, announces its list of candidates to the Board of Directors of MMC Norilsk Nickel for the voting at the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders on 11 March 2011
 
UC Rusal
Aluminium : 08 February, 2011
In relation to the press-release distributed yesterday by Corbiere Holdings Limited (
 
China
Aluminium : 15 January, 2010
At its 76th Board Meeting, held in London on 12 October 2009, the leading Chinese power generator and aluminium producer China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) has been elected to membership of global aluminium industry body the International Aluminium Institute (IAI).
 
Alcoa-SIE Cargo Conversions redelivers first 757-200ASF
Aluminium : 03 September, 2007
Alcoa Inc. announced the first redelivery of its Alcoa-SIE Cargo Conversions 757-200ASF freighter conversion program. The converted freighter (MSN 24235) was redelivered to Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management.
 
Alcoa signs MOU with India's Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
Aluminium : 02 September, 2007
Alcoa announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with India
 
Alcoa Wheel Products introduces new InTire(TM) Management System
Aluminium : 01 September, 2007
Alcoa Wheel Products broadens its area of expertise and services with the introduction of its new InTire Management System.
 
Alcoa Forged Specialty Wheels launches pro series and adventure series wheel lines
Aluminium : 31 August, 2007
Alcoa Forged Specialty Wheels, a Cleveland-based business unit of Alcoa Inc., announced the expansion of their off-road light truck product line to include the new Pro Series and Adventure Series wheel lines to their existing product catalog of Classics.
 
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Aluminium : 30 August, 2007
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
 
Alcoa opens first plant in Bulgaria to produce consumer products
Aluminium : 29 August, 2007
Alcoa announced that it has opened a plant in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, to produce household wraps products, including foil, film and disposer bags. This is the first Alcoa facility in Bulgaria, making it the 43rd country in which the company manufactures products in addition to its sales and marketing offices throughout the world. The plant will produce packaging products under the Reynolds(R) brand and Baco(R) brand names for the retail markets in the U.K., Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
 
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Aluminium : 28 August, 2007
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to meet a growing customer demand in the aerospace market.
 
Alcoa and Nike team up to form licensing partnership for new Nike Premium Baseball Bats
Aluminium : 27 August, 2007
Alcoa announced that its Global Engineered Products business has signed a multi-year contract with Nike to supply specialty aluminum drawn tube for the sports giant's premium brand baseball bats that will be used on baseball diamonds throughout the world this season.
 
Alcoa introduces new hurricane-resistant architectural panel system
Aluminium : 26 August, 2007
Alcoa announced the introduction of a new, innovative product for the commercial building and construction market engineered to help provide protection from the damage of hurricane wind-borne debris.
 
Alcoa and DuPont collaborate on new hurricane-resistant architectural panel system
Aluminium : 25 August, 2007
Alcoa and DuPont have collaborated to develop a new product for the commercial building and construction market that provides protection against the damage of hurricane wind-borne debris.
 
AFL Automotive supplying wire harnesses to Powersports Market
Aluminium : 24 August, 2007
Alcoa announced that its AFL Automotive business is supplying Polaris Industries Inc. with wire harnesses for the company's RANGER all-purpose utility vehicle, one of Polaris' fastest-growing product lines.
 
Alcoa takes full ownership of Intalco and Eastalco Smelters in Washington
Aluminium : 23 August, 2007
Alcoa announced it has reached agreement to acquire the minority interests in its Intalco and Eastalco aluminum smelters in Ferndale, Washington and Frederick, Maryland.
 
Alcoa-SIE Cargo Conversions agreement with American Airlines to convert 757-200 to cargo configurations
Aluminium : 22 August, 2007
Alcoa Inc. announced an agreement with American Airlines to perform cargo conversions and maintenance on 757-200 aircraft for its Alcoa-SIE Cargo Conversions business unit. The addition of American Airlines Maintenance Services adds tremendous capacity, experience and expertise to the ASCC 757 freighter conversion program.
 
Alcoa Wheel Products showcases fuel savings solutions
Aluminium : 21 August, 2007
Alcoa Wheel Products showcased and presented its fuel savings solutions during the recent Efficient Diesel Workshop, sponsored by the Columbia Williamette Clean Cities Coalition in Portland, Oregon. The workshop educated attendees on how to save fuel and money with efficient technologies, incentives and financial programs for their commercial vehicles.
 
Alcoa & Maxwell Technologies sign memorandum to develop cold start system for commercial vehicles
Aluminium : 20 August, 2007
Alcoa AFL Automotive and Maxwell Technologies announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of a cold start system for the commercial transportation market. The companies will incorporate Maxwell's BOOSTCAP(R) ultracapacitors with AFL's power management system to develop an efficient engine starting system.
 
Alcoa Packaging receives DuPont Silver Award for Barilla Sauce Shrink Sleeve Packaging
Aluminium : 19 August, 2007
Alcoa Packaging, a business of Alcoa Inc., recently received a DuPont Silver Award for the Barilla Restaurant Creations(TM) Pasta Sauces dual-stacked jar package.
 
Alcoa Wheel Products introduces new Dura-Bright(R) Wheels with XBR(TM) technology
Aluminium : 18 August, 2007
Alcoa's new Dura-Bright(R) wheels with XBR technology are now brighter than ever and provide customers with wheels that are 53% more reflective and with 74% more image clarity!
 
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
Aluminium : 17 August, 2007
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
 
Alcoa AFL Automotive & Altair Nanotechnologies to develop battery pack system
Aluminium : 16 August, 2007
Alcoa's AFL Automotive business and Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. announced that they have signed an agreement to develop a battery pack system for medium-duty hybrid trucks.
 
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Aluminium : 15 August, 2007
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
 
Alcoa Foundation supports Better Housing Coalition Sustainable Home Development Project
Aluminium : 14 August, 2007
Alcoa Foundation announced today that it is providing the Better Housing Coalition of Richmond, Virginia with funding totaling approximately $137,000 over three years to support the construction of high performance, energy efficient homes for first time low to-moderate income homebuyers in a new BHC division called Winchester Forest.
 
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