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July 2021 – No. 2

Western Extrusions’ New Highly Automated Casthouse

Western Extrusions, located in Carrollton, TX, completed the construction and start up of its first casting facility. The new casthouse empowers the extruder to have control over its own billet supply, as well as enabling an increase in recycled content, which more customers are demanding.

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ASI Working with CRU to Improve Sustainability Data Transparency

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), the leading certification organization for aluminum sustainability, signed an MOU with CRU Group, the global mining and metals business intelligence company. The goal of the agreement is to improve sustainability data integration in the primary aluminum industry.

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Hydro to Produce Forging Stock in Rackwitz

Hydro is investing EUR 40 million to expand its Rackwitz recycling plant near Leipzig, Germany, to enable the production of HyForge™ forging stock. The expansion will also significantly increase the use of post-consumer aluminum scrap.
Ball to Produce Ultra-Low-Carbon
Al Containers

Ball Corporation signed an agreement with UC Rusal for the supply of low-carbon aluminum manufactured from inert anode technology, which will be used to produce aerosols and other containers. Ball also announced its new sustainability goals. 
Novelis to Restart Foil Production in Terre Haute

Novelis Inc. plans to invest more than $7 million to restart several pieces of idled equipment for the production of aluminum foil at its manufacturing facility in Terre Haute, Indiana.


TotalEnergies Marketing USA is the US affiliate of TotalEnergies Lubrifiants, which is part of TotalEnergies, the world’s fifth largest oil and gas company. The company offers a complete range of lubricants for the aluminum rolling industry, including: tailor-made hot rolling oils and compatible hydraulic fluids, cold rolling oils and additives, low-stain oils and air wash scrubber oils, and general maintenance lubricants and greases.  

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Extrusion Design Competition Student Winners Span the Globe

The ET Foundation announced the winners of the 2021 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. Student winners were awarded a total of $13,500 in cash scholarships for their ingenious, multi-functional designs. Read more...

Mysterious Table Made from Square Aluminum Tubes

Joseph Smolenicky, an award winning Swiss architect, designed a table made of brushed and anodized, square aluminum tubes as the latest addition to his United Objects furniture collection. Read more...

Ducati Releases Foldable E-Bike with Magnesium Frame

Ducati signed a license agreement with M.T. Distribution S.r.l. for the development and distribution of folding e-bikes and electric scooters. As a result of this cooperation, Ducati introduced the MG-20, a foldable e-bike with a magnesium frame. Read more...


The upcoming October 2021 edition of Light Metal Age will be focused on the transportation sector. 

Editorial topics in the issue will include:
  • Transportation – Automotive & Aerospace
  • Primary Aluminum & Casthouse
  • Melting/Holding Furnaces 
  • Sawing 
  • Extrusion – Press Maintenance & Upgrades
  • Surface Treatment
  • Additive Manufacturing – Progress
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