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ALFED backs the fastest wheels on earth

The Aluminium Federation has become a sponsor of the BLOODHOUND SSC Project. The BLOODHOUND Project is using a 1,000mph World Land Speed Record attempt to inspire the next generation about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Led by former World Land Speed Record holder Richard Noble, the BLOODHOUND team aims to raise the Record in South Africa in late 2018, with a vehicle driven by

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Aluminium for automotive conference launched

The current explosion in interest in lightweighting in the automotive sector is the main driver behind a new automotive conference taking place in Birmingham later in 2017. Advanced Aluminium Engineering for the Automotive Industry  is a two-day conference, to be held on 21 and 22 November 2017 at Millennium Point in Birmingham, at the centre of the UK’s manufacturing heartland.

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Safety Guide content wanted

Leading aluminium industry publication Aluminium International Today (AIT) is to publish a sector-specific Safety Guide early in 2018. The Safety Guide will provide a platform for companies across the aluminium value chain to present and share initiatives, programmes and safer working practices. Acting as a respected resource for the industry, the Guide will gather and present safety statistics

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ALFED launches 'Aluminium for Engineers'

Engineers are being offered a new workshop to boost their knowledge of working with aluminium. The use of this metal has grown significantly in recent years, especially in the automotive industry, where lightweighting is a priority for many companies. The Aluminium Federation has developed an intensive two-day technical workshop,  Aluminium for Engineers, which gives participants practical

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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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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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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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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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