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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.

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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".

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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.

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Metallurgical plant and rolling mill equipping

Against the backdrop of the relatively high level of turnover in 2014 the German metallurgical plant and rolling mill equipper branch experienced a two-digit decline of 31 percent in 2015.

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Scholz Group sells ScholzAlu Stockach GmbH

In the course of restructuring, the Scholz Group has let go of the group company ScholzAlu Stockach who are based in Stockach on Lake Constance. The buyers of 100% of the shares are investors advised by Orlando Management AG, announced Scholz.

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All-alu E-car bodies get lighter than 200 kg

Electro-mobility can overcome weight challenges with a full aluminium light e-body concept. Developed by Hydro with the fka institute, it brings car body weight down to less than 200 kilograms. All cars need to lose weight to reduce emissions in safe, reliable ways.

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Aluminium rhomboid panels from PREFA produce spectacular exterior facades

The wind turbine producer and operator Enercon has built a monumental theme centre (EEZ) in Aurich and it works sensationally as public setting for shining a spotlight on wind energy and all its potential.

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Jaguar reaches significant recycling milestone

In the 2015/16 fiscal year Jaguar Land Rover recycled more than 50,000 tonnes of aluminium production scrap and fed it back to the production process in the REALCAR recycling project. According to Jaguar, that is the equivalent of the weight of around 200,000 Jaguar XE car bodies.

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Hydro commissions new recycling line for used beverage cans

At its Neuss plant Hydro Aluminium has commissioned a new recycling line, which is projected to recycle up to 50,000 tonnes of used beverage cans per year. A total of EUR 45 million was invested in the line, creating 40 new jobs in Neuss.

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