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Aluminum ABS for Lightweighting: Recycling Critical for Future Growth


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•    Author:  Geoff Scamans, Andrew Hall

•    Author's Company:  Innoval Technology, Alken

•    Title:  Aluminum ABS for Lightweighting: Recycling Critical for Future Growth

•    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 5

•    Year: 2015

•    No. Pages:  8

•    Description: As the worldwide demand for cars increases, all regions are adopting legislation to reduce the environmental impact of the world’s vehicle fleet. This has had a major effect in promoting the increased use of aluminum automotive body sheet (ABS) for vehicle lightweighting and the associated opportunities for investment in further heat treatment and finishing lines, as well as for investment in both hot and cold rolling capacity. This article looks at the development of the aluminum ABS market, the need for further worldwide continuous heat treatment capacity, and the roll of recycling in driving aluminum ABS growth.

•    Companies Mentioned:  Novelis, Alcoa, General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Kobe Steel, Nippon Steel, United Aluminium Company of Japan (UACJ), Constellium, Nissan, Honda, Tesla, Hyundai, Kia, Choil Aluminum, Nippon Light Metal, Nanshan Aluminium, Hydro, Jaguar Land Rover

Product Code: ALUAMBI792


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