The Aluminum Transportation Group Announces New Leadership

The Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) today announces its new Chairman John Thomas, global marketing manager of automotive at Alcoa. Ganesh Panneer, vice president and general manager of automotive, North America, Novelis, assumes the role of ATG vice chairman.

Aluminum Association Commends US & China Commitment to Address Aluminum Overcapacity

The Aluminum Association expressed appreciation for the United States and Chinese Governments’ joint commitment to address aluminum overcapacity during their bilateral meeting on the margins of the recent G-20 meeting in Hangzhou, China.

New Truck Rule Recognizes Aluminum as Mass Reduction Solution to Boost Fleet Fuel Economy

New regulations that will boost the fuel economy of the nation’s medium and heavy-duty truck vehicle fleet recognize the importance of mass reduction technologies such as aluminum to help reach these goals.

Automotive Aluminum Recycling Rate Higher Than 90 percent, New Study Confirms

(DETROIT) — New research from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling confirms an overall recycling rate of 91 percent for automotive aluminum. The peer-reviewed study, funded by the Aluminum Association, examines how much aluminum used in the United States’ light-duty automotive sector is recovered and recycled from vehicles at end of life. This new study supports findings from earlier third-party government and auto industry reports to confirm aluminum is the most sustainable choice for the environment.

Aluminum Cans Carry Lower Carbon Footprint than Glass or Plastic Equivalents in Beverage Transportation and Refrigeration, Finds New Study

Aluminum Cans Carry Lower Carbon Footprint than Glass or Plastic Equivalents in Beverage Transportation and Refrigeration Finds New Study

ARLINGTON, VA – According to a new study conducted for the Aluminum Association by ICF International, the combined greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the transportation and refrigeration of beverages in aluminum cans are lower than those associated with that of beverages in glass or plastic bottles under the same conditions.

Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement Applauds U.S. Government’s Principled Stand on Chinese Market Economy Status

Washington, DC, - The Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement, a coalition representing more than one million workers in the aluminum, steel, chemical, textile and other manufacturing industries, supports the U.S. government in its contention that China continues to operate as a non-market economy.  According to multiple news reports, U.S. trade officials stated during a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting that China will not be automatically granted market economy status (MES) later this year.

Aluminum Association Statement on Recently Concluded U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

ARLINGTON, VA – The Aluminum Association appreciates the United States and Chinese Governments’ commitment to open trade and investment, and the recognition of the negative impact of overcapacity and market-distorting subsidies.  We look forward to continuing to work with the U.S. and Chinese Governments to address the current challenges in the aluminum industry. 

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