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Gold Medal of Honour for services to the Republic of Austria © Präsidentschaftskanzlei Alexander Van der Bellen

Republic of Austria honours Christian Wellner with prestigious award

Christian Wellner, Managing Member of the Executive Committee of Düsseldorf-based Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie (GDA) has received a prestigious award: Austrian Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen has honoured him with the Goldenes Ehrenzeichen (Gold Medal of Honour) for services to the Republic of Austria.

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Global production of aluminium aerosol cans relatively stable in H1/2019

There has been rapid growth in the production of aluminium aerosol cans worldwide in the recent past, with a new production record being reported year after year.

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HAI Group expands capacity with takeover of Hydro extrusion plant in Romania

An agreement was signed on 10 September 2019 for Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) to take over Hydro’s extrusion plant in Chisineu-Cris, Romania.

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Aluminium industry expecting slight economic downturn in 2019

German aluminium industry cutting back production in many areas / expectations subdued / risk situation unchanged 

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EAC 2019 – programme and registration are online

The official programme for the EAC European Aluminium Congress 2019 on the theme of "Aluminium & Mobility" is now complete and registration is now open for those who would like to participate in EAC 2019.

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STEP-G's office in Ladenburg, Germany

STEP-G officially takes over two companies

On 1 July 2019, ST Extruded Products Germany GmbH (STEP-G) took over the manufacturing activities of RMG Metallfachhandel GmbH and the foundry of Aluwerk Hettstedt GmbH.

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Ralf Seufert with MBG employees

Hydro acquires powder coating company MBG

Hydro has acquired MBG Metallbeschichtung Gerstungen GmbH (MBG). The acquisition strengthens Hydro’s portfolio in the building systems sector.

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Aluminium beverage cans improve their ecological score.

New life cycle assessment for aluminium beverage cans

A new study shows there has been a significant reduction in carbon emissions due to aluminium beverage cans over the past ten years.

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Trimet Essen: 120 pots at the Essen aluminium smelter have started trial operation as a ‘virtual battery’.

Trimet starts trial operation of its ‘virtual battery’

Trimet Aluminium has begun the trial operation of its so-called ‘virtual battery’, which will allow the energy supply for aluminium production at its Essen plant to be controlled flexibly for the first time.

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