News - 21 Jul 2003
Kobe Steel, Mitsui and Toyota have formed a joint venture to manufacture and market aluminium forgings for automotive applications in the United States.
The joint venture will be called Kobe...
News - 16 Jul 2003
Under a new contract from NASA, Northrop Grumman, through its Integrated System’s sector will continue developing and refining manufacturing processes, with the aim of producing large cryogenic...
News - 15 Jul 2003
To defend itself against the $3.8 billion hostile takeover bid launched by Alcan, Pechiney have added Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan to Rothschild and BNP Paribas to come up with alternative strategies...
News - 8 Jul 2003
In an attempt to cement its position as one of the worlds largest aluminium and packaging companies, Alcan intends to make an unsolicited offer to acquire Paris-based Pechiney. If successful, they...
News - 7 Jul 2003
Reliance Steel and Aluminum has just completed its acquisition of Ohio-based Precision Strip Inc for approximately $220 million, including about $26 million of debt.
Precision Strip is a metals...
News - 30 Jun 2003
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin have discovered a nickel-tin alloy catalyst that could be used as an alternative for platinum catalysts in hydrogen fuel production systems.
The use of...
News - 19 Jun 2003
Alcoa have revealed their new plan to develop advanced aluminium alloys for the next and future generation airliners.
The "20-20" initiative aims to provide a 20% weight decrease and a...
News - 17 Jun 2003
Norsk Hydro and Comalco have signed one of the largest alumina supply contracts in the history of the aluminium industry.
Under the terms of the contract, Comalco will supply Hydro with 300,000...
News - 17 Jun 2003
Boeing’s new 7E7 will become the first commercial jet to be made with most of its primary structure consisting of composite materials.
Some of the composite materials that will be used...
News - 11 Jun 2003
Air Products and Chemicals Inc. and Nanotechnologies Inc have established a joint development agreement. Air Products have also made in equity investment in Nanotechnologies.
Under the terms of the...