ALTEK | The Aluminum Association


Exton, Pennsylvania

ALTEK is a technology-based company with specialist expertise and experience in the design, manufacture and installation of aluminium dross and scrap processing systems. Our engineers have, between them, over 200 years of international experience in developing and refining solutions to dross and scrap recycling. They are a unique skill resource for our worldwide customers.

ALTEK's engineers use advanced 3D design/modelling software to design, manufacture, and install:

  • Dross press and cooling equipment (including TARDIS Dross Press and Cooling technology)
  • Electromagnetic 'air cooled' stirring systems for all types and shapes of furnaces
  • Specialized RHINO cast steel containers for handling aluminium drosses and salt cake
  • Tilt Type Rotary Furnaces - TTRF®
  • Furnace tending machines (under licence with Tomorrow Technology)

ALTEK was formed in the 1980s and they invented the dross press for aluminium dross in the early 1990s. In the following years they became a leader in TTRFs, with many international references. In 2003, ALTEK and MDY, both with specialist skills and worldwide experience in Tilt Type Rotary Furnaces and aluminium recycling technology with an international reputation in secondary aluminium plant supply, joined together and in 2004 and under new ownership and management became ALTEK-MDY. In 2009 this group acquired J M McIntyre (Machinery) Ltd., manufacturers of the TARDIS Dross Press and associated dross cooling technology, and began to consolidate and update the two different technologies. With this acquisition of TARDIS and the inclusion of the worldwide reference base of TARDIS, the company then had more than 400 references across the world and was able to provide technical support to owners of TARDIS presses - offering advanced upgrades, service and spares.

Mission Statement

To provide our customers with the best technology and knowledge to meet their needs through a deep understanding of their production processes, operation, equipment and operational cost and profitability requirements.

To treat our customers as partners and to take full responsibility for our equipment and its performance.

To use our process and engineering expertise and experience to move towards the goal of zero waste in dross handling.

Our aim is TOTAL DROSS MANAGEMENT solutions to the aluminium industry


May 20, 2020
Canadian Import Levels Consistent with Historical Volumes, Additional Monitoring Still Needed