Members' News

2
Aug

JLR - The Circular Economy car company

Britain’s largest automotive manufacturer, ALFED member Jaguar Land Rover is now using up to 50% recycled aluminium in new cars as a result of REALCAR, a project that is bringing significant benefits to JLR and its suppliers. One of the partners in the REALCAR project, Innovate UK, has produced a set of four videos: REALCAR video 1: Manufacturing environmentally friendly cars REALCAR

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28
Jul

Fastest Elise unveiled

The latest race car from ALFED member Lotus, the new Elise Race 250 distils the famous company’s engineering expertise into one hardcore, track-orientated package. Eligible for many race series around the world, the Elise Race 250 boasts 243 hp (246 PS) at 7200 rpm and an impressive 250 Nm of torque between 3500 rpm and 5500 rpm. At the core of the new car lies the company’s famous

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25
Jul

Fan-tastic extrusions from Sapa

Sapa Profiles UK recently collaborated with Star Events to create the structure for the one-of-a-kind Hyundai FanDome, home to the innovative Football Heaven screening event for Euro 2016 at Kings Cross, London.   The FanDome screened every game of the football championship and gave fans the opportunity to enjoy the games via a world-first reactive, 360-degree, audio-visual experience.

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13
Jul

Olympic success for Powdertech

The 2012 London Olympic village and stadium is currently undergoing a transformation to become the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. With the majority of the site under public ownership, there are important requirements for sustainable development and realistic budgets. Powdertech Corby has recently demonstrated that it can meet these constraints. Car park aluminium screening panels, designed as a

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29
Jun

Sapa helps Kestrel to fly

          Leading extruder Sapa Profiles UK has strengthened its relationship with fenestration industry supplier Kestrel Aluminium Systems. All Kestrel products use aluminium extrusions from Sapa Profiles and today Sapa supplies Kestrel with approximately 500 tonnes of aluminium each year. Kestrel Aluminium Systems managing director, Steven Shute, said:

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22
Jun

Aluminium windows give new London resi-tower a capital view!

As well as offering its residents some of the most spectacular views across London, the energy-efficient windows of the latest phase of the Pavilions development in Tottenham Hale also provide some of the lowest U-values available thanks to the use of Senior Architectural Systems' new PURe system. The windows are the first on the UK market to benefit from an enhanced thermal barrier

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2
Jun

UK Patent for new SAS range

Senior Architectural Systems of Doncaster has been awarded a UK patent  for its market-leading PURe range of energy-efficient windows and doors.  The new system is the first on the UK market to benefit from an enhanced thermal barrier manufactured from expanded polyurethane foam (PUR). Traditionally used in cladding and insulation products, the use of PUR as a thermal barrier in windows

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27
May

Aluminium icon is drivers' choice

The Lotus Elise has been announced as the  Autocar  Readers’ Champion, after tens of thousands of motoring fans voted in an online competition. The award not only coincides with the 20th anniversary of the car’s first year on sale, but also with the 50th celebration of the move to the company’s current factort site in Hethel, Norfolk. Unveiled at the Frankfurt

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