Impact of Industry 4.0 on aluminium, best practices and future outlook
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by Saprativ Basu, Lead Scientist - CAE Solution at R&D, Vedanta Ltd
49m ago
Industry 4.0 is currently one of the most talked about topics in the aluminium industry, with elements such as automation, robotics, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial intelligence (AI) leading the way towards the future of aluminium manufacturing. Globally the aluminium industry has now started keeping sustainability at the top of the agenda which includes Net Zero, Decarbonisation & Circularity. Based on a study published in the scientific journal Nature Communications in 2020, AI could help achieve as much as 79% of Sustainable Development Goals ..read more
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Extrutec’s in-house exhibition shows the potential of new heating solution EHKO and many other innovations.
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by Werner, Sales Manager - North & South America, Extrutec GmbH
49m ago
Extrutec from Germany, the specialist in heat transfer technology for metal extrusions, invited national and international customers to an in-house exhibition at its Menden site near Dortmund, Germany. From the 21st to the 29th of February, customers can see the latest developments in extruded products. The event’s highlight was the daily heating tests of the new electric resistance-heated, high-velocity convection furnace (EHKO) for heating aluminium logs. EKHO testing zone shown at the customer event EHKO testing zone confirms high thermal efficiency of new heating concept The main customer ..read more
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Hindalco Industries Ltd: A legacy of excellence
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by Deepak Deshmukh, Joint President Extrusion at Hindalco Industries Limited
49m ago
Hindalco Industries Limited, the Aditya Birla Group’s flagship metals company, is a beacon of technological innovation and excellence in aluminium extrusion. With a legacy dating back to the 1950s, Hindalco Extrusions has been at the forefront of the industry, delivering high-quality products and services that have set new benchmarks in the market. With a long-standing presence, it has established itself as a prominent brand across a wide spectrum of industries, including architectural, electrical, industrial, transport, defence, and consumer durables. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped ..read more
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Geopolitical crises and the global aluminium industry: Uncertain waters
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by AL Circle Team
3w ago
The aluminium industry is a bedrock of modern manufacturing and infrastructure. Everything from automobiles to electronics to green energy to humble soda cans depends on this metal. However, geopolitical crises are disrupting this market. These crises include the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the Red Sea Shipping crisis, rising tensions in the South China Sea, protectionism, and many more. These events send shockwaves through global supply chains and harm global prices, production, and trade. The Russia-Ukraine crisis and European aluminium supply Meanwhile, Western European nations like Germany r ..read more
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Optimisation of bauxite resources and grades by systematic evaluation
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by Ashok Nandi, Ajit Sahu and Hiresh Shrirame
1M ago
Abstract Like human being, each bauxite deposit is unique in its characteristics and requires thorough planning and systematic evaluation to optimise resources and grades. It is necessary to understand the short and long-term requirements of alumina refinery and accordingly target the grades, keeping in view the life of the mine. There should be strong coordination between mining and alumina refinery team and understand each other limitations and opportunities. In order to offset the high CAPEX of mining project, high grading can be resorted in the initial few years of operation and then slowl ..read more
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Assan Alüminyum: Pioneering Sustainability and Excellence in the Aluminium Sector
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by Goksal Gungor, Assan Aluminium
1M ago
As a major player in the global aluminium industry, Assan Alüminyum emerges as a leading flat rolled aluminium manufacturer with solid sustainable production practices and continuous growth through green investments. As one of the two largest aluminium foil producers in Europe and a leading flat rolled aluminium producer globally, Assan Alüminyum has a significant presence in the market. With an annual production capacity of 360 tonnes, the company continues to set new standards for excellence and innovation. As a subsidiary of the esteemed the Kibar Group, Assan Alüminyum benefits from a lega ..read more
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Hindalco’s clean energy initiative gains momentum
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by Satish Pai, Hindalco Industries
1M ago
India’s biggest aluminium manufacturing company and the world’s largest flat-rolled products player and recycler of aluminium, Hindalco Industries, is intensifying its focus on sustainability initiatives. Hindalco Industries aims to attain 30% of its energy mix from renewable sources by 2030, facilitated by the successful completion of phase one of its pumped hydro project. Additionally, the company is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. Once the first phase of the pumped hydro project comes onstream, we believe it will pave the way for using this technology across our smelters a ..read more
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How can Brazilian aluminium play a strategic role in the push for the low-carbon economy
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by Janaína Donas, ABAL
1M ago
Following the trajectory of most emerging markets, Brazil has driven investments to strengthen its national production seeking the meet of its domestic demand needs. The per capita consumption of aluminium products in Brazil, of 7.5 kg per inhabitant, contrasting with the global average of 22.4 kg/inhabitant, also highlights the universe of opportunities to be explored in the pursuit for a greater participation both in the regional and international market. As the prospects for an exponential increase in the global demand remains positive, uncertainties with the geopolitical scenarios have rai ..read more
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Alumex PLC expanding boundaries: A gateway to quality aluminium solutions in the international markets
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by Chamal Jayarathna, Alumex Group
1M ago
In the world of aluminium extrusion, Alumex PLC shines as a leader in excellence and innovation. With over 30 years of experience, we’ve become Sri Lanka’s top aluminium extrusion manufacturer and earned the trust of global brands worldwide. As we continue our journey towards excellence, Alumex PLC is thrilled to announce our expansion into both existing and new international markets, particularly the United States, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and other international destinations. Our decision to venture into these markets stems from our steadfast commitment to delivering ..read more
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Advantages of narrower and deeper slots in baked anodes
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by Giovanni Magarotto, T.T. Tomorrow Technology
1M ago
Technological progress related to the production of anode-cutting machines is continuously developing and transforming to support the new energy and environmental challenges that the aluminium industry has been facing in recent years. Cutting slots in the anodes allow the gas produced during the electrolysis process to escape, thus improving the energy efficiency in the primary aluminium production, which directly benefits the carbon footprint of the process. Where anodes are slotted, the productivity of smelters is also improved, and pot management experiences much better conditions since pot ..read more
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