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Trimet celebrates anniversary – 30 years of passion for aluminium

TRIMET Aluminium SE is 30 years old. Founded in 1985 by Heinz-Peter Schlüter as a metal trading company, in three decades the company has become a material specialist for the aluminium processing industry.


European tube industry holding its course

The environment may have been difficult but the European tube industry maintained its course of growth again in 2014. The member companies of etma, the European tube manufacturers association, report growth in annual production to 10.5 billion tubes.


Global production of aluminium aerosol cans reaches new record in 2014

Despite the numerous trouble spots around the world and restrained economic growth in many areas, the production figures released by the international producers of aluminium aerosol cans have only been heading in one direction for years: upwards.


New aluminium rechargeable battery charges in only minutes

Researchers at Stanford University have developed an aluminium-ion rechargeable battery that charges in minutes. It also offers a very long durability. Another advantage is that aluminium batteries are relatively cheap, and compared to alkaline batteries, environmentally friendly.


Art Deco meets green building

In Hamburg, the Handelskammer Innovations Campus (HKIC) is attracting attention. The building, situated in a construction lot nestled between banks at Adolphsplatz in the Nikolai quarter. One of the prominent features of the facade of the HKIC is the aluminium window elements.


Former Aleris extrusion division now called ST Extruded Products

At the end of February Aleris concluded the sales of its aluminium extrusion division to the Japanese company Sankyo Tateyama, and its business area for the recycling and manufacture of specific alloys in North America and Europe.


Fraunhofer IPA lowers energy consumption required for anodising

A new anodising method should save around 40 per cent of the energy costs of surface treating for light metals. The new technique was developed by the Electroplating Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Engineering and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart.


Call for papers for the European Aluminium Congress 2015

GDA is organizing the European Aluminium Congress 2015 in Dusseldorf with the topic "Aluminium - Building the Future" on 23 and 24 November 2015 in close cooperation with the Swiss Aluminium Association ( and the Austrian Non-Ferrous Metals Federation - Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO).


Bernd Schäfer is the new Chairman of the GDA Aluminium Semis Division

Bernd Schäfer, Alcoa Global Rolled Products´ Commercial Vice President for Commercial Transportation and Industrial has been appointed new Chairman of the Aluminium Semis Division within the GDA . Frank Busenbecker, General Manager of Erbslöh Aluminium GmbH, was elected Vice Chairman of the Division.



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