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New process joins sheet metals better together

Scientists at the University of Stuttgart have developed two new variants of friction stir welding. For the first time this will make it possible to use the friction stir welding process to efficiently and strongly join steel or aluminium sheets of different thicknesses.


Constellium partners with Nespresso to recycle used aluminium capsules in Switzerland

Nespresso and Constellium are cooperating in the recycling of used coffee capsules. This collaboration is part of the "Second Life" project that will be carried out in Switzerland where Nespresso has its headquarters.


ALUMINIUM 2016 Conference

The official programme for the ALUMINIUM 2016 Conference from 29 November – 1 December 2016 in Düsseldorf is now complete. For the fourth time now the conference for the world's largest aluminium trade fair is being planned and organised by the GDAtogether with the exhibition organiser Reed.


Kjetil Ebbesberg will take on the position of Chairman of European Aluminium

As Vice-Chairman of European Aluminium since 2015, Kjetil Ebbesberg will statutorily replace Pierre Vareille as Chairman until the next General Assembly in autumn of this year. Kjetil Ebbesberg is Executive Vice President of the Rolled Products business area at Hydro.


Aluminium facade from Novelis achieves DGNB platinum status

With its new training centre in Holzminden, Stiebel Eltron has set new standards for sustainability and quality. For sustainable building in compliance with the DGNB construction materials should be chosen accordingly to the strict environmental requirements regarding production and dismantling.


etma's World Tube Congress 2016

On the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the invention of the tube, etma – the european tube manufacturers association – held the World Tube Congress in Berlin at the beginning of June 2016.


TRIMET aluminium smelter in Voerde again producing at full capacity

Just two years after being taken over by Trimet Aluminium in Essen, the aluminium smelter in Voerde is again working at maximum production capacity. The total of 188 electrolytic furnaces have an annual capacity of 95,000 tonnes of aluminium.


Hueck Lava doors and fixed glazing now certified as "fire-resistant building components"

The modular Hueck Lava fire protection system is the first modular system to obtain the general building inspection certification for fixed glazing and doors with a fire-resistance classification of 90 min., and with the rating "fire-resistant".


New study presented on ecological effects of the dual system

The dual system is already making a strong contribution to climate and environmental protection, but it could do even more with the right general conditions. This is the outcome of a comprehensive study presented by the "Öko-Institut" and "Der Grüne Punkt" in Berlin.