Well-known and well-respected aluminum professional Matt Powell has accepted a position at Liberty House Group. Matt was previously at Century Aluminum, then at Ormet.   When Ormet closed about 3 years ago, Matt started his own trading and consulting company International Aluminum Solutions.  But soon after that, Matt also joined forces with Michael Wrotniak at […]

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Last week, aluminum prices appeared first fell then rose, influenced by the surged production and weak demand at the beginning of the week. After news of strict control of electrolytic aluminum production capacity in Xinjiang began to spread in the market, aluminum prices were briefly boosted. But the market became suspicious about the implementation efforts of these […]

By: Monte Zhang | Read More

China’s EPA recently issued a draft document called  “Notice on the Implementation of Special Emission Limits for Air Pollutants in Beijing, Tianjin and the Surrounding Areas”.   it’s part of the  environmental inspections and total environmental improvement push. This document covered 26+2 cities around Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei areas. For newly established projects, the special emission […]

By: Kathy Liu | Read More

As summer approaches, its winter for China’s aluminum industry. Whenever China is entering into the hot summer, the downstream processing factories will enter to their low production season. The demand from downstream will get soft. For example, the construction work which will be done outdoors slows down because of the hot weather. Construction is the largest aluminum […]

By: Kathy Liu | Read More

On April 15th, Xinjiang Changji People’s Government issued a notice on its government website with the announcement to stop Xinjiang Jiarun, Xingjiang East Hope, and Xinjiang Qiya’s illegal aluminum projects. Led by Changji’s news, soon we saw similar documents issued from four major national departments – NDRC, MIIT, MLR and MEP – on cleaning up the […]

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China will launch its  national carbon trading market in July. Carbon trading is a market mechanism used to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions.  How to allocate the quota will directly affect the enterprise’s own operating costs and the enthusiasm of participating in the carbon market. The basic principle of carbon trading is that polluters can purchase […]

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