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aluminium tubes

Rising commodity prices overshadow good volume development in tubes and aluminium aerosol cans

German manufacturers of tubes and aluminium aerosol cans are currently enjoying good market conditions. This is being overshadowed, however, by increases in the price of raw materials and consumables, which are substantial in some cases.


Aluminium can scrap

Aluminium package recycling reaches highest level ever

Based on current data compiled by GVM - Gesellschaft für Verpackungsmarktforschung mbH, Mainz, aluminium packaging recycling in 2016 rose to 100,500 tonnes (2015: 96,000). At a market volume of 114,600 tonnes, this translates into an 87.7 percent rate of recycling.


Aluminium Pressure Die Casting Competition 2018

Deadline extension for submissions to the Aluminium Pressure Die Casting Competition 2017/2018

The submission deadline for the Aluminium Pressure Die Casting Competition 2018 has been extended to 25 October 2017.


GDA MV 2017 in Dresden

GDA celebrates its 25th anniversary

Düsseldorf-based Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie (GDA) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The association was founded on 15 September 1992 in Dresden and to mark the occasion GDA held its general meeting in Dresden again this year. As at the inaugural meeting in 1992, the guest speaker was Professor Kurt H. Biedenkopf, the former state premier of Saxony.


Aluminium in Automotive Engineering – Challenges and Solutions

EAC 2017 - the programme for the event is now complete and registration is open.


Aluminium industry cautiously optimistic for 2017

Developments in business activity in the German aluminium sector have been mixed so far this year.


Trimet: new alloy variant for use in automobile manufacturing

At ALUMINIUM 2016, Trimet Aluminium in Essen is introducing a new variant of the EN AW-6082 alloy that offers high resistance to intergranular corrosion. It opens up new application potential for aluminium wiring in automobile manufacturing.


Constellium: New aluminium sheet finishing line for auto bodies

Constellium has opened a new finishing line for aluminium sheet production in Neuf-Brisach in the Alsace region. With the new line, in which it has invested 180 million euros, Constellium intends to satisfy the automotive industry's growing demand for aluminium auto-body sheet.