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Job vacancy - Training and Support Officer

Job vacancy - Training and Support Officer The Aluminium Federation (ALFED) is the trade association that represents the interests of companies in the UK aluminium industry.  Based in West Bromwich near Junction 1 of the M5, the Aluminium Federation provides technical support, links the aluminium industry with its many stakeholders, works to expand the market for aluminium products in the

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Powder Coating Pre-treatment guidance

The Aluminium Federation Finishing Group has issued guidance for customers and specifiers considering using powder coated aluminium for architectural applications. The guidance, covering the pre-treatment options generally available in the UK, was issued in April 2017.

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Minister calls for input on Industra

Addressing members and politicians fron both Houses at a recent breakfast meeting of the Aluminium Industry All Party Parliamentary Group, Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry Nick Hurd MP urged Aluminium Federation members to comment on the government's Green Paprt on Industrial Strategy. The consultation closes on 17 April 2017. Notes from the meeting are available here.

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Alu D&T winners announced!

Winners announced in aluminium industry’s national schools design competition – the Alu D&T Challenge    Seventeen students from schools around the UK have been named as winners in the Alu D&T Challenge, a national competition for 11 to 14 year olds organised by the aluminium industry to inspire young designers to create sustainable products using aluminium.

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Material of the Month

Aluminium is March's 'Material of the Month' in Materials World, the journal of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). Featuring comment by Prof. Geoff Scamans of Innoval Technology/Brunel University. "From aircraft and skyscrapers to smartphones and packaging, aluminium is one of the most versatile materials used today. Natalie Daniels discovers why."  

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Aluminium Alpine targets 1,000kg

Renault's new Alpine sports coupe, a modern tribute to the 1960s original, features an all-aluminium body weighing around 1,000kg, a figure that promises to deliver performance advantages over its main rival, the Porsche Cayman.    

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Ardagh Rugby plant switches to aluminium

Ardagh Group has announced an important investment in its Rugby manufacturing plant  for the purpose of converting its beverage can production capabilities from steel to aluminium. The move will  support partnership agreements with some of the most well-established beverage brands in the world. The timeline for the conversion involves project commencement in Q4 2017 and with an

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Drinks in cans now more popular than ever

More than 40% of UK consumers now rate cans as their preferred drinks container, according to recent research by GfK, which was commissioned by BCME. A drink from a can was consumed at least once a week by 5% of respondents. The research also found that 99% of UK consumers understand that aluminium cans are recyclable. This news coincides with the growing popularity of canning among craft

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