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19
May

Speakers for House of Lords Lunch announced

  Speakers have been announced for the Aluminium Federation House of Lords Lunch, on 13 July. ALFED President Giles Ashmead (l, above), managing director of Powdertech (Corby) Limited, will give an industry overview and report on the work of the APPG.  Dr Fiona Solomon (c, above), executive director of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), will speak about

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12
May

Project aims to boost aluminium coffee capsule recycling

Coffee company Nespresso has announced an initiative to boost recycling rates of its aluminium coffee capsules.   Working in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Alupro and Tandom Metallurgical Group, the company is launching a six-month trial, where consumers in the Borough will be able to recycle their used aluminium coffee capsules through their regular council

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8
May

New President for the Aluminium Federation

The Aluminium Federation has announced the appointment of a new President. Giles Ashmead, managing director of Powdertech (Corby) Ltd, was previously Vice-President of the Aluminium Federation, and succeeds Adrian Platt.   Powdertech is one of the UK’s leading metal finishing companies, focusing on the construction, automotive and rail sectors. The company has been involved in many

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7
Apr

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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4
Apr

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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26
Mar

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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8
Mar

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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2
Mar

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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