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Apple and Partners Invest $144 Million in Carbon-Free Aluminum Smelting

Apple and Partners Invest $144 Million in Carbon-Free Aluminum Smelting

Apple along with major metals companies Alcoa Corporation and Rio Tinto Aluminum as well as the governments of Canada and Quebec announced that they are collectively investing $144 to eliminate greenhouse gases from the aluminum smelting process.

Ford Closed-Loop System Recycles up to 20M lbs. of Aluminum per Month

Ford Closed-Loop System Recycles up to 20M lbs. of Aluminum per Month

Ford recycles as much as 20 million pounds of aluminum stamping scrap per month using a closed-loop recycling system at its Dearborn Truck Plant, which builds F-150 trucks. The automaker says this is the equivalent of more than 30,000 F-150 bodies in the largest configuration — a SuperCrew body including … Read more »

Novelis Doubles Recycling Capacity

Novelis Doubles Recycling Capacity

Novelis has doubled its recycling capacity over the past five years, helping to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 13 percent, from baseline years 2007-2009, according to the aluminum rolling and recycling company’s 2015 sustainability report. Recycling aluminum produces 95 percent fewer GHG emissions and requires 95 percent less energy … Read more »

Alcoa to Separate into Two Companies

Lightweight metals manufacturer and recycler Alcoa has adopted a plan to separate into two publicly traded companies. The Upstream Company will comprise five strong business units that make up Alcoa’s Global Primary Products: Bauxite, Alumina, Aluminum, Casting and Energy. The Value-Add Company will include Global Rolled Products, Engineered Products and … Read more »

Redwave sorting

Next-Generation Sorting for Metal Recycling

Redwave has developed a next-generation sorting system for the metal and aluminum recycling industry. The sorting system Redwave XRF was initially used in the field of glass sorting, for the separation of heat-resistant and leaded glass from the waste glass cullet. The company says soon it became apparent that the … Read more »


Novelis Develops High-Strength Alloys for Automotive Industry

Aluminum rolling and recycling company Novelis has developed high-strength alloys designed for safety-critical components of vehicle structures. The company says the Novelis Advanz 7000-series is two to three times stronger than any automotive aluminum used in high volumes today. The products can be used to manufacture components such as bumper … Read more »


Novelis Produces 100% Recycled Aluminum

Novelis has launched the first independently certified material to be made of 100 percent recycled aluminum. The first product in the evercycle portfolio is designed for aluminum food containers. It is certified by SCS Global Services to contain 100 percent recycled aluminum, made up of 90 percent post-consumer content and … Read more »

Major Brands Collaborate on Flexible Laminated Packaging Recycling Trials

Anthesis LRS is leading a project to assess the feasibility of including flexible laminated packaging, such as food and drink pouches, pet food pouches and toothpaste tubes, in existing recycling programs and recovering the aluminum from this packaging. Funded by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) … Read more »

Red Brick Brewing

Red Brick Brewing Adopts Novelis’ Recycled-Content Evercan

Novelis has signed another brewery to use its high-recycled content aluminum can sheet, evercan. Red Brick Brewing Company, Georgia’s oldest operating craft brewery, will now offer its beer in aluminum cans made from Novelis’ evercan. Red Brick will expand its beverage packaging options to include evercan aluminum cans for all … Read more »

Standard Aims to Improve Aluminum ESG Performance

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, in collaboration with Ball Corporation and other aluminum industry leaders, has introduced a global standard for sustainable aluminum production that aims to improve environmental, social and governance performance throughout the entire aluminum value chain. In Ball’s 2014 sustainability report, the company announced its goal to work … Read more »

Report: Steel Trucks Better for Environment than Aluminum

Report: Steel Trucks Better for Environment than Aluminum

Advanced high-strength steels have a lighter impact on the environment than aluminum in light-duty trucks and SUVs, according to two new case studies released by WorldAutoSteel. The case studies examined the effect various automotive materials can have on total life cycle greenhouse gas emissions. The studies used the Automotive Materials … Read more »

Aluminum Environmental Product Declarations Released

The Aluminum Association has released environmental product declarations for various types of aluminum products. The EPDs provide detailed information on major aspects of a product’s potential environmental impact such as global warming, acidification and eutrophication. The declarations will educate end users of aluminum — from builders to transportation firms to … Read more »

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