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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.


Positive development of business activity in aluminium sector

The signs are pointing to growth: the German aluminium industry clearly outpaced economic growth as a whole last year and it is also expecting the economic trend to be stable in 2015. Some 1,130,100 tonnes of aluminium were produced in Germany in 2014.


Hydro invests in sorting technology for recycling

Hydro Aluminium is continuing to expand its recycling business and is taking over WMR Recycling GmbH (WMR) in Dormagen. Hydro has been working with the former owners of WMR since 2013 in the form of a reprocessing agreement, in which multiple recycling plants of Hydro are supplied with sorted and shredded scrap from various sources and products.


SGL Group and Hydro partnering to develop new cathode technology

The SGL Group and the Norwegian aluminium concern Hydro want to exploit potential in the manufacturing process of primary aluminium to save energy. The aim is to jointly develop new kinds of cathodes in this three-year project.


New aluminium tank system for dust collection plants

A new tank system made of drawn aluminium tube for use in dust collection plants allows high pulse volumes and is corrosion resistant. The tank’s innovative aluminium profile combined with the patented clamp construction allow high flow rates and high volumes per pulse.


New profile cooling system at Gerhardi Alutechnik

Gerhardi Alutechnik is implementing a new kind of cooling concept for the extrusion of aluminium profiles. The aim of the pilot project is to raise energy and material efficiency during the production of aluminium profiles. The innovative project is receiving support from the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU).


New connector elements for aluminium profile technology

With a new anchor connector, two aluminium profiles can be connected together without having to modify them. The new joining technology allows the quick and easy creation of profile constructions without any interfering contours. The anchor connector is inserted into the drill hole and locked with a screw.


Compact, robust, light – the world’s first touch-sensing prosthetic hand

The start-up company Vincent Systems in Karlsruhe has developed and marketed the world’s first touch-sensing prosthetic hand – and a lightweight construction that uses aluminium is an integral part of it.