Non-ferrous metals

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 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.

Novelis invests $4.5 Million at Warren Facility

| Novelis has announced a $4.5 million manufacturing investment at its facility in Warren, Ohio. The investment in state-of-the-art technology provides greater versatility for pretreatments, improves operational efficiency and reduces costs over time.

Aluminium packaging 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 beverage can recycling at 73%

| Aluminium beverage cans already close to the future EU Circular Economy recycling targets.

Novelis Reports Record Fiscal 2018 Second Quarter Results

| Novelis today reported net income of $307 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, compared to a net loss of $89 million in the prior year period. Excluding tax-affected special items in both years, the company reported net income of $78 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2018, up from $60 million reported in the second quarter of fiscal 2017.

Copper: Preliminary Data for July 2017

| The International Copper Study Group released preliminary data for July 2017 world copper supply and demand in its October 2017 Copper Bulletin. The Bulletin is available for sale.