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Aluminium Industry Events: AlCircle penetrates into the Global aluminium scene

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The global Aluminium industry organizes a number of significant events every year that open up avenues for knowledge & information sharing, network and brand building and business development. Since the aluminium industry worldwide is somewhat a close circle, these events serve as a platform to meet up with existing and potential associates and exchange ideas […]

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Aluminum Scrap and its significance as raw material input for aluminum production

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Aluminum holds the distinction of being both the youngest and the most widely used among all the base nonferrous metals in the U.S. Aluminum is known to be a lightweight, ductile, malleable  and corrosion resistant metal, making it a popular choice with manufacturers. As with other nonferrous metals, aluminum is also inherently recyclable and recycled […]

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The lingering Aluminium market crunch – Is increased recycling the answer?

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The prolonged price crunch in the global aluminium market is turning out to be a nightmare for the primary aluminium producers worldwide. Low market prices coupled with falling demand from Europe and some of the fastest growing emerging markets, China being the fulcrum, is pushing smelters world over into the operationally uneconomical zone. As if […]

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LME Bottlenecks and its Effect on the Aluminum Industry

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Before the 1980s, banking institutions weren’t allowed to own non-financial businesses — Congress wanted to reduce the risks banks take, as well as safeguard depositors. However, in the 1990s, Congress and the Federal Reserve’s rules were relaxed, soon permitting some banks to develop businesses in storing and transporting commodities. In 2010, Goldman Sachs bought Metro […]

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What happens when pots die?

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One area of the aluminium industry that doesn’t get talked about much is, what happens to a dead pot? In the normal scheme of things, the steel furnace in which pure aluminium is made will last somewhere between 5 and 10 years before the protective linings wear down too far.   At that time, the […]

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