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“Aluminum is being chosen over competing materials in the most innovative products available today,” Tom Boney, Chairman, Aluminum Association’s Transportation Group (ATG) and VP & GM, Automotive Value Stream, Novelis North America “Aluminum is being chosen over competing materials in the most innovative products available today,” Tom Boney, Chairman, Aluminum Association’s Transportation Group (ATG) and VP & GM, Automotive Value Stream, Novelis North America /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The Aluminum Association’s Transportation Group (ATG) is an industry trade group based in Arlington, Virgin that promotes aluminum’s advantages in transportation applications and acts as a central resource for the United States’ automotive industry on aluminum issues. Tom Bo ...

Date : 23/Mar/2015
“One of our main focuses right now is leveraging our sector-leading position in bauxite including in supporting the Middle Eastern aluminium sector.” Amir Mirchi, Regional Vice President, MENA, Rio Tinto “One of our main focuses right now is leveraging our sector-leading position in bauxite including in supporting the Middle Eastern aluminium sector.” Amir Mirchi, Regional Vice President, MENA, Rio Tinto /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Amir Mirchi is regional head of Rio Tinto for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in charge of Rio Tinto’s regional business management supporting the company’s strategic initiatives, operations, investor relations and joint venture relationship management. He has several ye ...

Date : 24/Feb/2015
“Aluminium is a green metal and it is going to replace a lot of other materials in many places”, Mr. Niu Heng, Senior Manager, Chalieco “Aluminium is a green metal and it is going to replace a lot of other materials in many places”, Mr. Niu Heng, Senior Manager, Chalieco /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Mr. Niu Heng is the senior manager of China Aluminum International Engineering Co. Ltd (Chalieco). He has almost 26 years of experience in the non-ferrous metals industry and more than 10 years of working relationship with Indian Aluminium Industry. He started with internationa ...

Date : 06/Jan/2015
“I as well as Vedanta’s Chairman Anil Agarwal share the same long term vision that everyone nurtures for India, that is, to be one of the most powerful economies in the world…” Tom Albanese, CEO, Sesa Sterlite. “I as well as Vedanta’s Chairman Anil Agarwal share the same long term vision that everyone nurtures for India, that is, to be one of the most powerful economies in the world…” Tom Albanese, CEO, Sesa Sterlite. /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Sesa Sterlite, a Vedanta Group company is a global diversified natural resource conglomerates, with operations across aluminium, zinc-lead-silver, oil & gas, iron ore, copper and commercial power. It was a privilege for AlCircle to speak to Mr. Tom Albanese, Chief Executive Of ...

Date : 09/Dec/2014
“We look at outputs that are considered waste by an industry and take a holistic approach which takes into consideration all the elements in the waste… Mr. Michael Shenton, CEO, Prima Resources, WA “We look at outputs that are considered waste by an industry and take a holistic approach which takes into consideration all the elements in the waste… Mr. Michael Shenton, CEO, Prima Resources, WA /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

AlCircle is a platform that strives to promote the advancement of use of aluminium as a sustainable material of choice. In that direction, we would like to highlight not only the established players of the industry who are contributing successfully towards the growth of the indus ...

Date : 20/Nov/2014
“The deliveries of the European foil rolling industry are very stable at present or even showing slight growth.” Stefan Glimm, Executive Director, EAFA - European Aluminium Foil Association e.V. “The deliveries of the European foil rolling industry are very stable at present or even showing slight growth.” Stefan Glimm, Executive Director, EAFA - European Aluminium Foil Association e.V. /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Being an Information and business portal for the aluminium value chain, AlCircle has long been associated with European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) as news associate. The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) is the international body representing the aluminium foil, c ...

Date : 14/Oct/2014
“We expect the bullish trend in aluminium to continue in 2015 and probably beyond” Dr. Frank R. Feret – President, ICSOBA “We expect the bullish trend in aluminium to continue in 2015 and probably beyond” Dr. Frank R. Feret – President, ICSOBA /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Just a month before the upcoming ICSOBA Conference in Zhengzhou, China, AlCircle had the opportunity to speak to Dr. Frank R. Feret – President, ICSOBA; who is also an Independent Consultant for Feret Analytical Consulting, Quebec, Canada. He is an expert in providing insight int ...

Date : 16/Sep/2014
“There is no dearth of knowledge and expertise in our country to develop the indigenous technologies for aluminium, alumina and downstream sector.”  Mr. Anupam Agnihotri, Director, JNARDDC “There is no dearth of knowledge and expertise in our country to develop the indigenous technologies for aluminium, alumina and downstream sector.” Mr. Anupam Agnihotri, Director, JNARDDC /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

AlCircle had the opportunity to visit Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre, Nagpur, India and interact with its Director Mr. Anupam Agnihotri during the 18th International Conference on Non-Ferrous Minerals and Metals’14 organized by Corporate Monitor ...

Date : 28/Jul/2014
“Delivering lightweight technologies to our customers at a good value is the main challenge faced by the automakers” … Craig Renneker, Chief Engineer – Component & Pre-Program, Transmission & Driveline Engineering, Ford “Delivering lightweight technologies to our customers at a good value is the main challenge faced by the automakers” … Craig Renneker, Chief Engineer – Component & Pre-Program, Transmission & Driveline Engineering, Ford /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

This year’s Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Initiative: Detroit 2014 will feature 20+ brand new case studies focusing on technical solutions for incorporating the materials & manufacturing techniques that are having the biggest impact on reducing the cost of mass produced ...

Date : 20/Jun/2014
“As an industry we really need to communicate the environmental benefits of aluminium to our policymakers…” Simon MacVicker, President, Aluminium Federation (ALFED) “As an industry we really need to communicate the environmental benefits of aluminium to our policymakers…” Simon MacVicker, President, Aluminium Federation (ALFED) /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Standing at the helm of one of Shropshire’s leading manufacturing businesses, Simon MacVicker is a man who enjoys a challenge. He has been serving as the managing director of Bridgnorth Aluminium limited for more than 10 years running this thriving business successfully. Starti ...

Date : 30/May/2014