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November 2020 – No. 1

Aluminum Challenging Plastics
in Beverage Industry

Aluminum is seeing new growth in the beverage and packaging industry as a sustainable, recyclable alternative to plastic. In this article, Goran Djukanovic, an aluminum market analyst, examines this increased demand and its potential impact on the market, as well as sustainability as a growing priority for consumers.

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Non-Combustibility of Aluminum

Aluminum has been found to be a non-combustible and fire resistant material. This article by Joseph C. Benedyk, editor of Light Metal Age, discusses the non-combustibility of aluminum alloys, making particular note of the information in "Fire Safety of Aluminum and Its Alloys," a new white paper from the Aluminum Association.
INTEX to Install State-of-the-Art Powder Coating Line

International Extrusions, Inc. (INTEX) plans to install a new state-of-the-art powder coating line at its extrusion facility in Garden City, Michigan. This installation will enable the company to expand its production of high quality powder coated profiles for the architectural and other industries.
Alugen Installs Nitriding System in Turkey

Alugen Aluminium, an aluminum extrusion company in Turkey, recently added a new nitriding system. Bringing the operation in-house was a strategic decision designed to provide the company with more cost-effective and high quality nitriding capabilities. 


SECO/WARWICK Group is a leading global manufacturer of heat processing furnaces and equipment, including annealing and homogenizing furnaces. SECO/WARWICK aluminum furnaces are in operation in more than 30 countries worldwide for primary and secondary aluminum production. 

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SMS Starts Construction of New Technology Campus 

SMS group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its new SMS Campus in Mönchengladbach, Germany. The campus will be the home of a new technology, service, and digitalization center to support the aluminum and metals industries. 

IAI Publishes New Fatigue Risk Management Guidelines

The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) published new operational safety information. “Guidelines for Developing Fatigue Risk Management (FRM) Systems.” The guidelines were designed to help the aluminum industry develop a systematic approach to managing employee fatigue in the workplace. Read more...

Entries Open for the 2021 Extrusion Design Competition 

The ET Foundation and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) issued a call for currently enrolled students to enter the 2021 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition.The competition will award a total of $15,500 in student scholarships. Read more...


The upcoming December 2020 edition of Light Metal Age will be focused on flat rolled aluminum manufacturing. 

Editorial topics to be presented in the issue include:

  • Rolling Mill – Process Measurement & Control
  • Lubrication
  • Coil Processing
  • Can Production & Manufacturing
  • Cast Forging Stock
  • Company Spotlight: JW Aluminum's New Rolling Mill 
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