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Sep 27, 2013
PUSHING UP PRODUCTION The new aluminium can lines at the Bevcan Springs Nuffield plant will be capable of running eight can sizes and produce cans at speeds of up to 3 000 cans per minute, as opposed to the 1 600 steel cans currently produced per minute
Between R100-million and R200-million a year will flow into the scrap metals and recycling industry as a result of the conversion from tin-plated steel cans to aluminium cans, providing an additional 2 000 to 3 000 people a source of income from collecting and...
Sep 27, 2013
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The Non-Ferrous Metal Industries Association (NFMIA) reports that it fully supports the policy directive endorsed recently by Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel, which requires that scrap exporters seek permission to sell scrap metal offshore. The new...
Sep 27, 2013
The twenty-first International Recycled Aluminium Conference is setting out to better the aluminium industry’s understanding of recycling by highlighting sustainable development, says Rio Tinto, product group Rio Tinto Alcan product stewardship director Jerome Lucaes.
Sep 27, 2013
The use of aluminium in the housing and commercial segments of the South African market is growing, reports South African window manufacturer, Duro, national contracts manager Barry Sacks. More consumers are increasingly realising the benefits and long-term savings...
Sep 27, 2013
The future of aluminium use for signage, display, presentation, packaging, storage and promotional gift purposes looks bright, owing to the versatility, recyclability and ecofriendliness of the metal, reports South African aluminium fabrication and finishing...
Sep 27, 2013
South African supplier and aluminium extrusion company Wispeco says its new software assists in measuring the transfer of radiant energy through aluminium windows, as all buildings are required to comply with U-value standards, which indicate a building’s level of...
Sep 27, 2013
Sep 28, 2012
Growth in South Africa’s aluminium industry has recovered slowly since the 2008/9 economic crisis, but volumes have not yet returned to pre-2008 levels, highlights Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) executive director Mark Krieg. He states that certain...
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Sep 23, 2011
The Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) has expressed concern about the flood of imports facing South African manufacturers, which it says is eroding the value of the R55-billion-a-year local aluminium sector.
Sep 23, 2011
Aluminium products developer Constellium plans to inaugurate two new foundries in Issoire and Voreppe, in France, during the last quarter of this year to increase production of its Airware technology, which comprises a range of complementary, high-performance and...
Sep 23, 2011
The US-based Aluminium Association is encouraging its members and end-users to recycle this metal, stating that aluminium products can be infinitely recycled without losing their functional purpose.
Sep 23, 2011
Engineering and construction group SNC-Lavalin has announced that it has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services contract by the Emirates Aluminium Company for the Phase 2 development of its smelter in Al Taweelah, in the...
Sep 23, 2011
Electric wire and cable manufacturer Sumitomo Electric Industries has started a small-scale production line for its newly developed porous Aluminium-Celmet material, in Osaka, Japan, to accelerate development efforts towards mass production of the material.
Sep 23, 2011
Security solutions provider Trellidor has expanded its security barrier range with the introduction of Trellidor Rollerstyle aluminium roller shutters.
Sep 23, 2011
Productivity consultancy BizmanTools’ locally developed manufacturing management software system BizmanTools - Productivity, is making an impact in the aluminium and glass industries, says owner John White.
Sep 23, 2011
The aluminium beverage can recycling rate in the US reached its highest level in a decade last year when 58.1% of aluminium cans were recycled.
Sep 24, 2010
South African aluminium semifabricator Hulamin supplies some 3 000 t of aluminium to the wine and beverage closure industry, with a large percentage used for wine bottle closures. The wine trade is a multibillion rand international industry and the ongoing debate on...
Sep 24, 2010
Following a difficult year in the UK’s aluminium industry, owing to the closures of some of the industry’s smelters in the past year, and a loss of some 700 jobs, the Aluminium Extruders Association with support from the Aluminium Federation (Alfed) organised the...
 
 
 
 
Sep 24, 2010
The secondary aluminium industry is calling for South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to impose an export tariff on scrap metals, as the current high cost of buying the metals by local aluminium companies is shrinking the industry.
Sep 24, 2010
The latest enactments of environmental legislation, which include energy, air and water legislation, challenge industry as they question capital investment decisions that were made under a different decision environment when capital was expensive, energy cheap and...
Sep 24, 2010
A new international sustainability study on automotive materials highlights the life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction and energy-saving benefits of aluminium and magnesium.
Sep 24, 2010
European architectural solutions provider Reynaers Aluminium has expanded its range of offerings with its CF 77 folding system, following the market trend for outdoor living space.
Sep 24, 2010
Steel supplier KMG Steel Service Centre and vehicle body manufacturer Ergon Cranes & Engineering have introduced an aluminium prototype dropside tipper load body.
Sep 24, 2010
Integrated aluminium company Norsk Hydro is investing €30-million in the construction of an aluminium recycling plant, in Karmøy, Norway.
Sep 25, 2009
Aluminum can contribute to the growing green building market as it is a sustainable material, and is easily and frequently recycled reports the Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa).
Sep 25, 2009
The global financial crisis has had a severe impact on both local and global aluminium production, which has decreased by between 20% and 30% says Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) executive director Mark Krieg.
Sep 25, 2009
China continues to dominate the global aluminium industry, accounting for one-third of world production and world consumption of primary aluminium according to metals and minerals consultants Roskill Information Services’ The Economics of Aluminium 9th Edition report.
Sep 25, 2009
The Moses Mabhida stadium is in the final stages of construction and is set to be one of the most aesthetically satisfying sports facilities in the world, as well as one of South Africa’s landmark stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
 
 
 
 
Sep 25, 2009
The increased costs of overheads in the recycling sector, which have resulted from significantly lower volumes of scrap being produced by the diminished manufacturing sector, is one of the three primary challenges for the local scrap metal industry, says the Metal...
Sep 25, 2009
Collect-a-Can reports that 72% of food and beverage cans in South Africa are reclaimed through the recycling process.
Sep 25, 2009
The local tooling industry has recovered slightly from its significantly decreased production period between the end of last year and midway through this year, the Toolmaking Association of South Africa (TASA) reports.
Sep 26, 2008
The Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) executive director Mark Krieg says the demand for education and skills development in the aluminium industry remains high, as the next ten years will see the retirement of many skilled people who will need to be replaced.
Sep 26, 2008
Aluminium Federation of Southern Africa (Afsa) executive director Mark Krieg says the aluminium foundry sector has declined by 40% over the last five years, while the wrought aluminium sector is growing steadily by about 7% a year.
Sep 26, 2008
The formation of the Western Cape Tooling Initiative (WCTI), a local chapter of the Tooling Association of South Africa (Tasa), a section 21 company, is playing an important role in resolving the skills shortage being experienced in the foundry tool room, says...
Sep 26, 2008
The International Aluminium Institute (IAI), the global forum for the leaders of the aluminium industry, states in its April 2008 report, Aluminium: Pioneering a Voluntary Global Industry Sectoral Approach, that it seeks to encourage the global industry to adopt a...
Sep 26, 2008
The national priority sector of light metals came under national and international scrutiny at a metals and metals processes colloquium organised by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Materials Science and Manufacturing in August.
Sep 26, 2008
South African semifinished products in nonferrous metals importer, Metal & Tool Trade (MTT), has established associated offices in Shanghai and Singapore.
Sep 26, 2008
Mozambique’s production and exports of aluminium will be lower than hoped for this year, owing to electricity shortages in South Africa.
 
 
 
 
Sep 26, 2008
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has established the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) as a key foundry industry support initiative.
Aug 22, 2008
Aluminium sheets produced at aluminium reroller Hulamin’s Pietermaritzburg plant have been used in iconic projects such as the Spencer street station in Melbourne, Australia, and at the National Grand Theatre, in Beijing, China.
Dec 07, 2007
The aluminium smelter to be built by Alcan at the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) is currently moving forward apace. Some $200-million of the $2,7-billion investment required for the smelter has already been committed by Alcan to the project, Alcan...
Dec 07, 2007
National oil company PetroSA's plans to build a pipeline from the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) is the result of identified production capacity limitations in Gauteng which fail to produce sufficient quantities of all grades and types of automotive...
Dec 07, 2007
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) could create 15 000 jobs between August 2007 and July 2010 at its Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) in the Eastern Cape, spokesperson Ongama Mtimka tells Engineering News. This estimate is based on the number of signed...
 
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