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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.



At ALUMINIUM 2016, which will take place from 29 November to 1 December 2016 in Düsseldorf, the GDA will be presenting itself at its own exhibition booth (hall 13 / booth K15). There, the GDA will offer information about its services and provide neutral and comprehensive product advice on applications for aluminium.


Dr.-Ing. Walter Hueck passes away

Dr.-Ing. Walter Hueck, former President of the Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V. (GDA), passed away in October of this year at the age of 82. Dr. Hueck was President of the GDA from 1995 to 2001, and had spent the time before that shaping and influencing the work of German aluminium industry associations in various capacities and on various committees in the aluminium branch.


HAI acquires profile production from Schletter

Effective October 2016 the Austrian aluminium specialist Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) will assume control of the existing production line and the production of aluminium extrusion profiles from the solar assembly manufacturer Schletter, based in the Bavarian town of Kirchdorf.


Choice of materials halves weight but not performance

In areas like vehicles, low weight can ensure a maximum in driving enjoyment or dynamic performance at low consumption. Aluminium-titanium lightweight bearings offer the same performance values as standard bearing technology used to date, but they do it at half the weight and at a moderate price.


Trimet grows and focuses on more flexible production

During the 2015/2016 financial year (30 June) Trimet Aluminium SE increased sales of aluminium products. At eight sites its roughly 3,000 employees produced about 775,000 tonnes of aluminium and cast products – five percent more than the previous year.


Aluminium aerosol cans report clear gains worldwide

The member companies of AEROBAL could be more than happy with developments in shipments around the world. In the first half of the year, they boosted output of aluminium aerosol cans by a remarkable 4.5 per cent compared with the corresponding period a year earlier to about 2.9 billion cans.


World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award 2016

For its competition to find this year’s best aluminium aerosol cans, AEROBAL, the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers, once again invited entries from all over the world. AEROBAL’s member companies account for about 70 per cent of all aluminium aerosol cans produced worldwide.


Dr. Hinrich Mählmann reelected as president of the GDA

Dr. Hinrich Mählmann (59), president of the Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V. (GDA) in Düsseldorf, has been elected again by the general assembly of the GDA for a further three-year term of office. As vice presidents again elected is Oliver Höll, Karl Höll GmbH, as well as Kjetil Ebbesberg, Hydro Aluminium.