News - 24 Aug 2008
Alcoa today said it has set dates for the layoff of approximately 300 employees at its Rockdale, Texas, aluminum smelter where the company has idled half of its production. In addition, approximately...
News - 12 Mar 2008
Rio Tinto Alcan announced today at the TMS 2008 Conference in New Orleans, USA that it has begun development on the next generation of its AP Technology series. To be called AP-Xe, this new technology...
Article - 28 Apr 2011
Secondary aluminium smelting differs from primary smelting in that it uses recycled aluminium from scrap, rather than refining it from ore. This article provides a selection guide for refractories for...
News - 15 Jan 2009
Anglesey Aluminium Metal, jointly owned by Rio Tinto Alcan (51 per cent) and Kaiser Aluminum (49 per cent), anticipates that it will end smelting operations at the end of September 2009 when its...
Article - 23 Apr 2001
Aluminium is one of the most abundant elements in the earths crust. The extraction, refining and environmental impacts of these processes are considered, as are recycling, and future product and...
News - 15 Dec 2006
Alcan is launching a research and development (R&D) initiative centered in France and focused on its leading AP series aluminum smelting technology. This is part of Alcan’s new R&D...
News - 29 Aug 2007
Alcan celebrated today the installation of the 100th kilometre of its unique alumina handling technology, HyperDense Phase System (HDPS), at the Sohar Aluminium Smelter in the Sultanate of...
News - 2 Apr 2009
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced it has completed its exchange of stakes with ORKLA ASA for its Elkem Norwegian smelting partnership, which includes aluminum smelters in Lista and Mosjoen, as well as...
Article - 7 Sep 2018
Aluminum (Al) is an abundant element, in up to 8% of the earth’s crust and appears ubiquitously in the supply chain of consumable goods.
Article - 17 May 2005
The major advantages of using aluminium are tied directly to its remarkable properties. This article looks at the properties of aluminium and aluminium alloys as well as production of and applications...