Media Advisory: Aluminum Executives to Discuss Industry Trends at Association Spring Meeting

Senior-level executives from Noranda, Novelis, Scepter, Inc. and the Aluminum Association will talk about trends in the aluminum industry during the Aluminum Association’s spring meeting in San Antonio, TX – “The Power of Modern Metal.” Following brief opening remarks, the executives will be available for a Q&A session.

Industry Statistics Reveal Increasing Domestic Demand, Production, and Consumption for Aluminum

ARLINGTON, Va.
Preliminary estimates of total aluminum demand in the United States and Canada for the first quarter of 2012 totaled 5.8 million pounds, a 7.5 percent increase over the first quarter of 2011.

"Because of aluminum's low-weight and durability, people are turning to it for new and innovative application," said Heidi Brock, President of the Aluminum Association. "The North American aluminum industry is growing to meet this demand."

Compared to April 2011, net new orders of mill products reported by domestic producers increased 3.7 percent.

Aluminum Association President Heidi Brock Elected To Council Of Manufacturing Associations Board Of Directors

Arlington, VA.
Last week, Aluminum Association President Heidi Brock was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturer’s (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA). The announcement was made during CMA’s Winter Leadership Conference in Annapolis, MD.

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.

Economic Impact Study Shows Industry Impact | Aluminum Can Recycling Grows

The Association releases a new industry economic impact study showing 672,000 jobs supported by the aluminum industry in the U.S. The industry aluminum can recycling rate rises to its highest level since the early 1990s. New Standards Action Report is released. And more

Industry Celebrates 125 Years of Commercial Aluminum Production

A man, a mission, a metal……and the rest is history

ARLINGTON, Va., One hundred and twenty-five years ago this month, Charles Martin Hall discovered a method by which to produce aluminum commercially—transforming it from a precious metal to an everyday material. It was a development that would change the course of human history.

Aluminum Association Completes 2013 Edition of Aluminum Standards and Data

The Aluminum Association has finalized the 2013 edition of Aluminum Standards and Data. The first update in more than four years, Aluminum Standards and Data 2013 is the preeminent reference for aluminum mill product standards and the most complete source of information on wrought aluminum. 

Foil & Packaging

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The origin of aluminum foil can be traced by to the early 1900s. Life Savers—one of today’s most popular candies—were first packaged in foil in 1913. To this day, the treats are encased in the world-famous aluminum foil tube.  The uses of foil have grown over the past 100 years to a nearly endless count. From Christmas tree ornaments to spacecraft insulation, TV dinners to medicine packets—aluminum foil has, in many ways, improved both our products and our lives.

Electronics & Appliances

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Home appliances—the washing machine, dryer, refrigerator and laptop—exist as they are today because of aluminum’s light weight, structural strength and thermal characteristics. Iconic brands stretching from West Bend’s 1970 Presto Cooker to Apple’s iPod, iPad and iPhone share a single, common characteristic: the use of aluminum.

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