Aluminium smelter and alumina refiner Alcoa has posted a net loss of $221 million for the third quarter of 2019. As part of the results, Alcoa announced that it would review smelting and refining capacity and look into potential asset sales. With a total revenue of $2.6 billion, the New York stock exchange listed company … Continue reading Global aluminium firm posts loss
Aluminium manufacturer A-Tech Australia has lodged a plan with Orange City Council to redevelop the former Electrolux site. Closed in 2016, the factory had been producing consumer goods for 70 years, after being opened as a munitions factory in 1941. Under the current proposal, A-Tech will produce the aluminium components for the building industry which … Continue reading Manufacturing returns to former Electrolux site in Orange
15 years since its launch, Austal’s trimaran vessel is continuing to receive orders. Recent improvements to the design of the trimarans enable the vessel to improve its ride and roll characteristics, ensuring the ship remains stable, providing a secure customer experience. “Austal’s trimaran design has continually proven its superiority in managing challenging sea keeping conditions … Continue reading Australian trimaran manufacturer navigates new waters
Manufacturers’ Monthly spoke to Mitch Connelly, business development manager, Auschem about the need for a safe lubricant in manufacturing applications. For industries such as wire drawing, aluminium extrusion and smelting, glass packaging, flat glass, glasswool, cardboard manufacturing, petrochemical, metalworking, mining, drilling and quarrying, etc Condat has a great range of lubricants. Specialising in difficult applications … Continue reading Safety in lubricants – why it matters
Austal USA announced this week that it has acquired privately held ElectraWatch, Inc. in an all cash stock purchase. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings and the business will remain a standalone business, part of the Austal USA portfolio. Austal USA’s parent company, Austal, is an Australian-based global ship building company and defence … Continue reading Austal acquires metal tech company ElectraWatch
Senator Kim Carr has reaffirmed Labor’s position on what he calls a “widespread abuse” of combustible materials in the construction industry, calling for a ban on all imports of aluminium cladding to Australia. The proposal follows the Victorian Government’s announcement that it will ban the majority of cladding considered dangerous from being used on state … Continue reading Senator Carr calls for Australian import ban on combustible cladding
UAE-based Taweelah Aluminium Extrusion Company (TALEX), has announced its expansion into the Australian market with Melbourne the first city selected in its international expansion. The company’s starting investment is AU$500,000, which will grow to $40 million over eight years. TALEX believes the expansion offers “substantial opportunity” to promote the company’s exclusive hard alloys, which are … Continue reading UAE-based aluminium extrusion company expands to Australia
AGL has been warned that an unreasonable deal on power for the troubled Alcoa Portland smelter could hurt the power company’s reputation, with a decision on the future of the aluminium plant expected to come in the next fortnight.
The Alcoa aluminium smelter at Portland will need government assistance to keep operating, the Australian Workers Union has said.
Duties are imposed on products dumped in Australia, but the system catches some ‘good guys’ too, as Alan Johnson reports.
A local federal member has confirmed that the government is considering a bailout package for Gippsland, with the government reportedly expecting the Hazelwood power station could close next week.
The Portland aluminium smelter would be at a heightened risk of closure if the Hazelwood power station shut, an outcome which may be decided next month.
Aluminium giant Alcoa will not rebuild the 35 house which were destroyed by the recent bushfire at Waroona and Yarloop in Western Australia.
A WA state politician has called for an independent inquiry into the treatment of workers at Alcoa’s Wagerup alumina refinery during the recent bushfire.
Boyne Smelters Limited is now operating Australia’s largest aluminium can recycling facility after a successful pilot proved the potential of the value-add processing concept earlier this year.
Tasmania’s Bell Bay smelter, reportedly the oldest aluminium smelter in the southern hemisphere, is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
Alcoa Australia’s President Alan Cransberg will retire after 35 years with the aluminium maker.
Rio Tinto is reportedly again considering the sale of its Pacific Aluminium assets in Australia and New Zealand.
There is still no sign that the opposition and federal government will come to an agreement on a revised Renewable Energy Target.
The AWU’s national secretary has said that both sides of politics needed to stop dithering and reach a compromise on the Renewable Energy Target.