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The aluminium and carbon raw materials industries are facing a new challenge, following the recent floods that disrupted some plants.   This new challenge is man-made however, and comes from the Ministry of Environmental Protection. The first round of Central Environmental Protection Inspections was launched with the approval of the Communist Party Central Committee and the State […]

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China exported 380,000t of aluminium in June, of which 340,000t was in semis. Unwrought metal exports, meaning raw primary aluminium, rose slightly in June, recording 1000t, compared to only 29 tonnes in May and 151 tonnes in April.   March was 5,200t. The low primary export number was caused by the low ingots inventory in China. […]

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It doesn’t seem so long ago technologists and researchers hailed the fact that they were able to build an aluminum reduction cell that ran at 500,000 amps, or 500 Kiloamps or 500KA.   That was just over 10 years ago, and at the time the first such plant was going to be the Coega smelter […]

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China’s aluminium production in June 2016 reached 2.686 million tonnes, according to the latest data published on the International Aluminium Institute.   That equates to a daily run rate of 89,500 tonnes per day. China’s record daily output for primary aluminium was set exactly 12 months ago.  In June 2015, China reached 91,900tpd.  But there […]

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We have mentioned before that China recently experienced some very heavy flooding in the east and south of the country.  Now Jiaozuo Wanfang Aluminum is experiencing its worst impact from the flood. Henan Jiaozuo Wanfang has 4 power generators. On Tuesday the company was forced to  shut down three of them to release flood waters. […]

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The AZ China conference will be held in Shanghai September 7-9, and that is less than 2 months away. Registration fees go up from this Saturday, so please don’t delay.   Go online at to register, or to download a PDF registration form that you can email to us. All the conference information is […]

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