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Beethika BiswasBeethika Biswas  beethika@alcircle.comBeethika is a vivacious content & media professional with 9+ years of experience in Web Content Writing, Newsletter & blog Management, Media Communication and Teaching. She is responsible for content strategy & development and media/marketing communication for AlCircle. Other than blogs and news, her forte lies in covering interviews of the who’s who of the aluminium industry.

Week in Review: value added applications move the downstream market

The week has seen a few significant deals driven by the end user sector. The market saw a few downturn and China reported a drop in semis export.  Here is a quick recap of the top news headlines from the last week.  Arconic announces multi-year deal with Toyota Globa ...

Downstream Products   |  
General   |
26/Mar/2017
India levies Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties on Chinese aluminium radiators

The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) in India, a wing of the Commerce Ministry has released the final findings of the anti-dumping investigation on the dumping of aluminium radiators of various types to be used in the automotive sector. The anti-dum ...

End User   |  
Transport - Automobiles (cars)   |
24/Mar/2017
Antaike forecasts 6.65 million tpy new alumina capacity in China in 2017

According to the aluminium sector report from Antaike, state-run metals consultancy firm in Beijing, published on Thursday, China is expected to add 6.65 million tonnes per year of new alumina capacity in 2017, mostly in North China, Central China and Northwest China. {newsStudi ...

Alumina   |  
Market   |
24/Mar/2017
NCLT approves merger of Vedanta Ltd and Cairn India; shares edge up

Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of metal & mining conglomerate Vedanta Resources, has made an announcement today that National Company Law Tribunal has approved the merger of Cairn India Limited with Vedanta Limited. It is to be noted that the equity shareholders of Vedanta ...

Primary Aluminium   |  
General   |
23/Mar/2017
Japan Q2 aluminium premium settles at $128 per tonne plus LME CIF, up 35% from Q1

According to a Platts report, the second-quarter aluminium contract premium has settled at $128 per tonne plus London Metal Exchange cash CIF Japan between a Japanese buyer and an aluminium producer, up 35% from $95 per tonne plus LME cash CIF Japan in Q1. The producers first off ...

Primary Aluminium   |  
Market   |
23/Mar/2017
Urbanline to unveil fire rated timber finish aluminium cladding at Sydney Build Expo

Urbanline Architectural will unveil a new range of non-combustible aluminium cladding products during the Sydney Build Expo on March 30 to 31. Aluminium cladding is given a new look and feel in AluSelekta, combining the convenience and safety of aluminium with a realistic timber ...

End User   |  
Construction - Buildings   |
23/Mar/2017
Shandong Qixing Group to suspend alumina & aluminium operations on huge debt

Shandong Qixing Group Co., Ltd, an aluminium producer in China has suspended operations of its 130,000tpy aluminium smelter and is planning to halt operations at its 500,000 tpy alumina refinery due to heavy debt burden, as reported by Aladdiny, a Chinese information provider. ...

Primary Aluminium   |  
General   |
23/Mar/2017
Trump assures executive actions to revive coal mining in the US

President Donald Trump said on Monday, March 20 that he was preparing new executive actions to save coal mining in the U.S. and put miners back to work. "As we speak we are preparing new executive actions to save our coal industry and to save our wonderful coal miners from con ...

Primary Aluminium   |  
General   |
22/Mar/2017
North America’s aluminium extruded product shipments drop in February

According to the latest monthly statistics from Aluminum Association, shipments of Aluminum Extruded Products (extruded shapes, pipe & tube, and rod & bar) by U.S. and Canadian producers stood at an estimated 419.2 million pounds during February 2017, registering a drop o ...

Downstream Products   |  
Market   |
22/Mar/2017
Europe is the top destination for Guinea bauxite export at present

According to a recent report from Reuters, Guinea aims to increase bauxite production to 60 million tonnes by 2020. According to the mines minister of Guinea, the country is planning to invest aggressively to meet strong demand for bauxite from China. Guinea is posing as the next ...

Bauxite   |  
Market   |
22/Mar/2017
New can stock scrap receipts in the US drop in February

According to the latest monthly statistics from Aluminum Association, the new can stock (class) scrap receipts in the United States totalled 52.8 million pounds during February 2017. This registered a drop of 4.1 per cent from the February 2016 total of 55.0 million pounds. On ...

Secondary Aluminium   |  
Market   |
22/Mar/2017
Pharmaceutical and retail sector to drive packaging market in India

Pharmaceutical packaging in the world as well as in India is becoming more innovative in order to be convenient and user-friendly. Auminium has much potential in the pharmaceutical packaging market due to its recycling potential and ease of use. "The PVC component in pharmaceu ...

End User   |  
Packaging - Packaging of Pharmaceuticals and Other Medical Products   |
21/Mar/2017
TSMC considering a microchip fabrication plant in the U.S.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. may construct a multibillion-dollar microchip fabrication plant in the U.S. as a part of President Donald Trump’s strategy to attract high-tech jobs and investment to the country. The company is considering a number of locations for a ...

End User   |  
Electrical - Conductors   |
21/Mar/2017
Good news for aluminium as cans gain over bottles in American beer market

Beer drinkers in America prefer to drink from a convenient aluminium can rather than twisting glass bottle caps. Canned beers represented 56.2% of the market in 2016, continuing the fifth straight annual increase in share and up from 50.3% eight years earlier. The statistics has ...

End User   |  
Packaging - Beverage Cans   |
21/Mar/2017
U.S. and Canada’s aluminium sheet, foil and can stock shipments drop in February 2017

According to the monthly aluminium highlights published by Aluminum Association, U.S. and Canadian producers shipped estimated 322.9 million pounds of can stock during February 2017, registering drop of 4.9 per cent YOY. Month on month, shipments decreased 6.1 per cent. YTD shipm ...

Downstream Products   |  
Market   |
21/Mar/2017
Tetra Pak raises awareness on recycling processes

Environment Director for Tetra Pak Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia, Terrynz Tan said that within a decade, the beverage carton box manufacturer has recycled 30% of its products in Malaysia recovering the aluminium, paper and polyethylene in them. The company ...

Secondary Aluminium   |  
General   |
20/Mar/2017
India's Adani Enterprises to finalise on their Australian coal project by June

In a recent update, India's Adani Enterprises said it would finalise the investment decision for its Carmichael coal project in Australia by June. The project has been delayed for last five years due to protests from environmental groups. The proposed mine in the northern state o ...

Primary Aluminium   |  
Project   |
20/Mar/2017
Germany exports more than 1 million tons of aluminium scrap every year

Germany is the major aluminium market in Europe and is home to the world’s largest automakers. The country contributes 25% of total aluminium consumption in Europe. German aluminium producers and processors produce about 560,000 tonnes of aluminium. It comprises about 260,0 ...

Secondary Aluminium   |  
Market   |
20/Mar/2017
Vedanta to buy 13% stake in Anglo American, a top mining group from South Africa

Chairman of Vedanta Resources, Anil Agarwal announced his plans to buy as much as $2.4 billion or 13 per cent of Anglo American Plc shares in the market after a failed merger proposal last year. The purchase will make Agarwal the second-largest shareholder after South Africa&rsqu ...

Primary Aluminium   |  
Market   |
20/Mar/2017
Week in Review: top newsmakers from the downstream aluminium sector

Foreign trade update, merger & acquisition, divestments and anti-dumping regulations have made news headlines in this week’s downstream aluminium sector. China with its cheaper aluminium export has continued to create tension in the U.S., Europe and India.  The cou ...

Downstream Products   |  
General   |
19/Mar/2017