News - 15 Oct 2003
Sapa AB now own substantially all of Remi Claeys Aluminium. The take over of Remi Claeys began earlier this year when they agreed to acquire the shares held by Aluclaeys Finance NV, the major...
News - 13 Oct 2003
The second phase of the Mozal aluminium smelter in Mozambique was opened on October 8th. The Mozal project is owned by BHP Billiton (47%), Mitsubishi Corp (25%), the Industrial Development Corp of...
News - 10 Oct 2003
Hydro Aluminium have entered into a long-term purchase agreement with Slovenian aluminium producer Talum. Under the agreement, Talum will supply Hydro with 70,000 tonnes of foundry alloy products over...
News - 8 Oct 2003
Containerless Research Inc. have patented a new family of glasses and the technology for producing them.
The new glasses are called REAl glasses. The name stemming form their composition which...
News - 7 Oct 2003
Alcoa have just completed the sale of their South American polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging business to Amcor for $75 million.
Despite the divestiture of this non-core business, Alcoa...
News - 30 Sep 2003
The French Conseil des marches financiers (CMF) have declared Alcan’s take over offer for Pechiney is "receivable". This will allow Alcan to take the offer to the Pechiney...
News - 22 Sep 2003
Norsk Hydro are set to close their Hydro Aluminium Motorcast Ltd plant in Leeds, UK. The plant is scheduled to cease operations in early 2005 pending the outcomes of negotiations.
The closure was...
News - 17 Sep 2003
Alcoa are set to acquire a 26% stake in the aluminium producer, Alba, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Alcoa and the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
News - 15 Sep 2003
The Pechiney Board of Directors have recommended a revised take over offer from Alcan.
The offer is a mixed cash/share offer of up to 48.50 Euros and consists of 47.50 Euros per share plus a...
News - 10 Sep 2003
Mercedes Benz have unveiled their all new Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren supercar at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The car was a joint project between Mercedes Benz and their Formula 1 partner McLaren, which...