Aluminum Association Releases Fourth Edition of Guidelines for Handling Molten Aluminum

 The Aluminum Association released today the fourth edition of the Guidelines for Handling Molten Aluminum. This latest revision represents the hundreds of years of collective expertise in managing molten metal accumulated by many leading industry experts.  The updated Guidelines are available for purchase in the Association’s bookstore at www.aluminum.org.

Aluminum Industry Responds to White House Clean Power Plan

The aluminum industry remains committed to the continued availability of reasonably and predictably-priced power as a cornerstone of American manufacturing.

Aluminum Association Publishes 2013 Editions of The American National Standards on Aluminum

Six Industry Standards Receive Updates

ARLINGTON, VA, — The Aluminum Association has released the 2013 editions of The American National Standards (ANSI) H35 on Alloy and Temper Designation Systems and Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products. Updated documents include: 

Aluminum Gains Big Momentum: New Report Confirms Strong, Low Weight Materials as Best Way to Reach 50+ MPG as Automakers Tout the Metal

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A new study out today confirms that reducing vehicle weight with aluminum is the best overall enabler for significant efficiency increases. The report specifically shows that achieving new higher fuel economy standards in the 50+ MPG range is possible by combining a range of technologies that include weight reduction with advance materials. The study was conducted by a member of the AVL Group, the world's largest independent company for the development of powertrain systems and a partner to many in the automotive industry.

Aluminum Has Been Go-To Aerospace Material for More Than 100 Years and New Innovations Keep It the Material of Choice

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In a recent release from the Office of Washington Lieutenant Governor, Brad Owens, James Palmer, an economic development manager of the Washington State Department of Commerce is quoted as saying, "Think of composites as the new aluminum."

New Study Shows Aluminum Superior to Steel in Shedding Vehicle Body Mass, Boosting Fuel Economy

Industry Reveals Results of New Vehicle Design Study at 2013 SAE World Congress

A new study released today shows that an all-aluminum vehicle can shed more than 40 percent body mass, boosting fuel economy by 18 percent when combined with secondary mass savings and other design changes. The study helps explain why car and truck makers are shifting away from steel to aluminum, and supports projections that aluminum-intensive vehicles will become more common in the marketplace with continued demand for more fuel efficient vehicles.

Aluminum Sculptures Sprout Up Around U.S.

From Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., artists and architects choose aluminum

ARLINGTON, Va., Sculptures constructed from aluminum continue to pop up around the United States. In fact, just this month artist Michael Kalish’s sculpture of Muhammad Ali went on display in Los Angeles’ Nokia Plaza.

Major Sustainability Gains for North American Aluminum Industry

A peer-reviewed life-cycle assessment (LCA) study shows a major decline in energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions for primary aluminum production in the U.S. and Canada. The study covers all life cycle impacts from aluminum production through semi-fabrication. An executive summary, full report and two-page briefing document are available for download below. 

Central Park Goes Green with the Alcoa Foundation

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Production

Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust and it is abundant in our everyday life—from foil to beverage cans to airplanes to automobiles. The modern aluminum production process from bauxite mining to refining to production to recycling has changed the way the world operates. Modern aluminum makes flight possible, vehicles lighter, packaging more sustainable and buildings more energy efficient.