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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.


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.


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.


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.