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Company Website Description

UK Metals Council



UK Metals Council is the body that represents the UK metals sector to government. It comprises business leaders from the full spectrum of the supply chain, from primary manufacturing to recycling. Its vision is that by 2030, a modern and progressive UK metals industry will be supplying high-quality, innovative and competitively priced products to a wide range of customers.  The Aluminium Federation is a member of Metals Forum, the sponsoring organisation of UK Metals Council.

Aluminium D&T Challenge


The Alu D&T Challenge provides free resources to run a variety of design challenges with students aged 11-14, focusing on creating sustainable designs using aluminium. The Challenge has been developed by the UK Aluminium industry, supported by industry experts, to create an exciting Design & Technology resource.


Aluminium Circle


An international online news and information service for the aluminium industry.  

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI)


ASI's mission is to recognise and collaboratively foster responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. 

The Aluminum Association - USA


The Aluminum Association, based in Arlington, Virginia, works globally to aggressively promote aluminum as the most sustainable and recyclable automotive, packaging and construction material in today's market. The Association represents U.S. and foreign-based primary producers of aluminum, aluminum recyclers and producers of fabricated products, as well as industry suppliers. 



BCAST, based at Brunel University, is an academic research centre focusing on both fundamental and applied research on solidification of metallic materials.

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Council for Aluminium in Building


The Council for Aluminium in Building’s aim is to support the interests of the architectural aluminium industry by encouraging the increasing use of aluminium products in architecture and in the construction industry as a whole.

ESTAL - European Association for Surface Treatment on Aluminium


The Mission of ESTAL is to defend and promote the interests

of its members at an international level, to contribute towards

finding solutions to technical, economic and ecological issues

associated with the production and utilisation of surface treated alumnium and to encourage the sharing of knowledge and the development of new technologies among its members.


European Aluminium


The home of the aluminium industry in Europe.

We actively engage with EU decision-makers and the wider policy community to promote the outstanding properties of aluminium and optimise the contribution our metal can make to meeting Europe's sustainability challenges.

IAI - International Aluminium Institute


Through the IAI, the aluminium industry aims to promote a wider understanding of its activities and demonstrate both its responsibility in producing the metal and the potential benefits to be realised through their use in sustainable applications and through recycling.

ICME - Institute of Cast Metal Engineers



ICME is the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers, the Institute for all individuals involved in the castings industry and associated industries.   Image result for icme

The aim of the institute is to bring together people from all sectors and levels, to offer help and advice, technical support and professional development opportunities, helping our members make the most of their careers in the castings industry.

Qualicoat UK & Ireland


Qualicoat UK & Ireland with offices based in the midlands is the National Association for Qualicoat approved companies.

Qualicoat is a global quality label organisation committed to maintaining and promoting the quality of lacquering, painting and coating on aluminium and its alloys for architectural applications. To determine whether or not a coating meets a customer's requirements, the results need to be measurable against technical specifications.

Visualcode Limited


We are an innovative team of Web Designers, Web Developers, Graphic Designers & Brand Consultants based in Shropshire, near Ludlow.

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National Metalforming Centre,
47 Birmingham Road,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands,
B70 6PY