Non-ferrous metals

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Novelis Invests $175 Million to Expand Aluminum Production and Recycling Capabilities in Brazil

| Investment to add 100kt of rolling and 60kt of recycling capacity and additional water source.
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Nickel price volatility likely to remain “pretty intense”

| World output of stainless steel leapt 7.6% in 2016 and a further 6.7% in 2017 - but “a turning point” has been reached and the rate of increase can be expected to slow to perhaps 3.4% in 2018 and 2.6% in 2019, according to Jim Lennon, Senior Commodities Consultant at UK-based Macquarie Capital (Europe) Ltd.

Tariffs “create more problems than they will solve”

| “Tariffs are a very blunt instrument and can give a lot of unintended consequences,” declared Edward Meir in his guest presentation to the latest meeting of the BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division on October 7.
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Cronimet with successful first half in 2018

| In the first half of 2018, the Cronimet Holding Group, headquartered in Karlsruhe, was able to continue the positive development of 2017 and increase sales by approx. 8% to Euro 1.3 billion compared to the previous year.

German Aluminium industry expects marginal production growth

| So far this year, the development of business activity in the German aluminium sector has been mainly positive, says the German association of the aluminium industry (GDA).
Frank van de Winkel, Tomra Sorting Business Development Manager Metals (Foto: Tomra Sorting Recycling)

Tomra to spotlight sensor-based sorting technologies

| Tomra Sorting Recycling will show how X-Tract and LIBS technologies can help increase the worldwide supply of aluminium at the same time as enhancing sustainability.
UBC recycling - Hydro,Neuss - Photo: Hydro/Michael Rennertz

Aluminium packaging industry welcomes guideline from central agency

| Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V. (GDA) and Deutsche Aluminium Verpackung Recycling GmbH (DAVR) regard the draft guideline published recently by Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (ZSVR, Foundation Central Agency Packaging Register) as a good start for the dual systems to assess whether packaging is suitable for recycling.

Aluminium beverage can recycling at 74 per cent

| The overall recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in the European Union, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland increased by 0.7% to a new record level of 73.6% in 2015. This is well above the recently approved new EU 2025 recycling target of 65% for all packaging.

Non-Ferrous Metals: “Many questions but very few answers”

| 2018 was proving to be “a very challenging year” for the scrap industry, according to BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division President David Chiao of the Uni-All Group in his opening remarks to the body’s latest meeting, held in Barcelona on May 28.

Aluminium packaging: recycling, of course!

| Recycling topped the agenda at this year’s GDA Sustainable Aluminium Packaging Summit in Dusseldorf.
Refiner

Refiner optimises yield through briquetting

| Founded in 1938, and headquartered in Velvary, Czech Republic, Metal Trade Comax a.s. is a well established European wide metalworking company. Almost 30,000 tons...

Umicore announces changes to Executive Committee and Board

| Umicore announced today some changes to the composition of its Executive Committee, that will be effective from 1 April this year, and some changes to the Board of Directors to be approved by the next Ordinary Shareholders' meeting on 26 April.

Separating copper and niobium-titanium from superconducting wires

| Kuusakoski has developed a method of recycling magnetic imaging devices that can be used to separate electrolytic copper and niobium-titanium conductors, which are thinner than a human hair.

New urban mining tools map valuable resources

| Expert organizations have united to create the first European database of valuable materials available for "urban mining" from scrap vehicles, spent batteries, waste electronic and electrical equipment, and mining wastes.