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21
Sep

Strong Finish

Gary Mothersole of Chemetall has been appointed Chair of ALFED's Finishing Group, which comprises members engaged in powder coating, anodising and supplying materials to the finishing sector. Gary succeeds Giles Ashmead of Powdertech Corby, who earlier this year was appointed ALFED Vice-President. Gary Mothersole (l) with Giles Ashmead "I am pleased to welcome Gary to this important role,"

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7
Sep

Aluminium surge in cars to continue

The aluminium content in cars is set to increase by up to 30% over the next ten years, according to a new study by Ducker Worldwide. This predicted surge comes mainly from rolled and extruded products, body sheet leading the growth with an expected increase of 110% over the same period. The growth is largely attributed to aluminium’s role in lightweighting cars, thereby contributing to low

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24
Aug

BCAST visit

Following today's meeting of the ALFED Innovation Support Group, a number of ALFED members took the opportunity to take a guided tour of the Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST) in Uxbridge.            Thanks to Geoff Scamans and Zhongyun Fan of Brunel University for hosting the visit.  

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23
Aug

Aluminium Federation joins ASI

The Aluminium Federation has added its support to the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, whose mission is collaboratively to foster responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. “The Aluminium Federation supports the drive towards transparency in the production of aluminium, and believes this can only increase in importance", said chief executive Will Savage.  

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15
Jul

Simon MacVicker named UK Metals Council Chair

Simon MacVicker, managing director of Bridgnorth Aluminium, the UK’s only aluminium coil manufacturer, has been appointed Chair of the newly-formed UK Metals Council. This body, linked to Metals Forum, comprises leading UK metals companies, and speaks out for the UK metals sector with government and BIS. One of its primary roles is to deliver the UK Metals Industry Strategy, which was

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11
Jul

Aluminium Industry APPG AGM

The 2016 AGM of the UK Aluminium Industry All Party Parliamentary Group was held at the House of Lords on 7 July 2016.   The following officers were appointed: Chair - David Mowat MP (Con) Vice-Chair - Baroness Gardner of Parkes Vice-Chair - Adrian Bailey MP (Lab) Vice-Chair - Lord Brookman Secretary - Lord Davies of Coity   The minutes of the AGM are available here.  

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28
Jun

ALFED backs Advanced Engineering Show

ALFED will be at Advanced Engineering UK - the UK’s largest dedicated advanced engineering event - in November. Bringing together OEMs and tier 1 manufacturers to meet and do business with all levels of the engineering supply chain, Advanced Engineering addresses the supply chain needs of: aerospace; automotive; motorsport; transport; civil engineering and more. In addition to its show

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21
Jun

ALFED argues case for energy cost relief

On behalf of its members, the Aluminium Federation has responded to the government's consultation on exemption for energy-intensive industries from the indirect costs of the Renewables Obligation and Feed-in-Tarifs. ALFED's submission to Energy and Climate Change Minister Amber Rudd MP may be seen here.

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