Non-ferrous metals


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.

European Copper Alloy Ingot Makers 2016 almost on previous year´s level

| The economic environment of the European Copper Alloy Ingot Makers Industry did not changed essentially compared to the previous year. In the current year a little increase is expected compared to 2016. Herein the positive economic trend in Europe gives the sales a push.

Aluminium recycling in India has a great future

| India’s demand for secondary aluminium will increase by 8-10% per year, mainly boosted by the country’s rapidly-growing automotive industry, according to Akshay Agarwal.

Uncertainties persist despite improved market conditions

| India ranks as the world’s number one importer and consumer of stainless steel scrap not only because of the amount of stainless steel produced in India (it is second only to China) but also because of the very high proportion of scrap to primary use in its production mix, it was underlined at the latest meeting of the BIR Stainless Steel & Special Alloys Committee.
Rainer Sturm,

ILZSG: Preliminary data available

| The International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) released preliminary data for world lead and zinc supply and demand during the first eight months of 2017. A brief summary is listed in the tables below. Full details are available in the October 2017 edition of the Group’s 77 page ‘Lead and Zinc Statistics’ Bulletin.

BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division: Business in India

| Expert panel of guest speakers give insight into the present and future challenges of the global non-ferrous metals business from an Indian perspective.