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More Than 90 Percent of All End-of-Life Auto Aluminum is Recovered and Recycled
In a new study, commissioned by the Aluminum Association, researchers with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Metal Processing Institute, home of the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3), conclude the end-of-life recycling rate for automotive aluminum in the United States... Read more
The improved results reflected higher realised aluminium and alumina prices and stronger sales volumes, partly offset by currency developments. "We have lifted annual global aluminium demand growth forecast to 4-5 percent for 2016, up from previous forecast 3-4 percent. Higher-than-expected... Read more
The iron ore price has edged higher, defying yet another forecast for the commodity to come under pressure in the near term. Iron ore inched up 0.2 per cent to $US55.80 overnight, according to The Steel Index, from $US55.70 the... Read more
Foundry › An Iron Giant’s Big Plans
With annual sales approaching $2 billion, Waupaca Foundry is one of the largest metalcasting groups in the world. Focused on the automotive, commercial vehicle, off-highway and other industrial markets, the Wisconsin-based company produces millions of components that keep cars and... Read more
Foundry › Converting A Sand Molding System
Less than five years ago, the mining of olivine sand ceased in the U.S., leaving North American metalcasters looking for alternative sources. Some chose to import olivine sand from Norway, though the increased shipping costs when compared to a domestic... Read more
Alcoa, Pittsburgh, USA, announces a multiyear agreement with Embraer, Sao Paulo, Brazil, in which Alcoa will supply aluminum sheet and plate for Embraer's new E2, the second generation of its E-Jets family of commercial aircraft, a narrow-body medium-range jet airliner.... Read more