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Use of Aluminium in Household Applications

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar October 27, 2021

  • Aluminium is used in tables, chairs, shutters, picture frames, lamps, decorative wall panels, air conditioning units and radiators. Designers use aluminium because it gives them a lot of freedom in choosing the shape for their creations, as well as being easy to process and aesthetically pleasing......show more
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Top B2B Marketplaces in Europe

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar October 27, 2021

Europe B2B E-commerce market reached $901.1 billion in 2019 and will grow by 11.9% annually over 2020-2026 owing to the growing trend of shifting to digital transactions among enterprises. While B2B eCommerce has been booming for some time now, a sub trend has captured the attention of the B2B world: B2B marketplaces. Marketplaces are the biggest development in the B2B world lately and it is estimated that at least 70% of enterprise marketplaces will serve B2B transactions by 2023...show more

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Top Aluminium Extrusion Companies in North America

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar October 16, 2021

The U.S. is the most prominent producer and consumer of aluminum extrusion in not just North America, but also globally it is the leading country. The country is one of the severely hit countries due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has resulted in major consequences in the manufacturing activities, thereby, negatively affecting the product demand. The aerospace & defense, automotive, and construction industries have been majorly impacted due to the pandemic in the U.S., observing a decline in demand for extruded products. However, construction activities were provided some relaxation post the first quarter of 2020. The construction activities were acknowledged under essential...show more

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Impact of Covid 19 on B2B Marketplace

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar October 08, 2021

First and foremost the COVID-19 novel coronavirus outbreak is a terrible human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people across the globe. The coronavirus pandemic has affected many industries around the world, the business-to-business (B2B) market is no exception. The way companies buy from and sell to each other now looks very different than it used to. Unprecedented demand and unforeseen circumstances have led businesses to accelerate innovation in order to survive and thrive during the ongoing pandemic...show more

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Global Aluminium Scrap Market Dynamics

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar September 28, 2021

WHAT IS SCRAP RECYCLING? Aluminium (Bauxite ore) is one of the most abundant elements in the Earth's crust. But primary aluminium production has its own set of issues like being high energy intensive, capex heavy and having its high impact on nature. Due to all these, the secondary source of aluminum production through recycled scrap remains one of the major sources of the total aluminium production & increasing every year. The value of recycled aluminium is much lower than primary aluminum. Besides, production of secondary aluminium is less energy-intensive and more environmentally friendly (92% more energy efficient than primary production). Aluminium scrap plays a crucial role in saving natural resources. Aluminium scrap market with its leading players: China, the United States, the European...show more

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Top Alumina Refineries in the World

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar September 27, 2021

WHAT IS ALUMINA REFINERY?Alumina is the common name given to aluminum oxide (Al2O3). Alumina is produced from bauxite, an ore that is mined from topsoil in various tropical and subtropical regions. The Bayer process, discovered in 1887, is the primary process by which alumina is extracted from bauxite. To produce pure aluminum, alumina is smelted using the Hall–Héroult electrolytic process. This process is referred to as primary production & the bauxite to alumina production is called alumina refining...show more

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Aluminium Ingot

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar September 21, 2021

WHAT IS ALUMINIUM INGOT?An ingot is a piece of relatively pure material, usually metal, that is cast into a shape suitable for further processing. Ingots are generally made of metal, either pure or alloy, heated past its melting point and cast into a bar or block using a mold chill method. In the aluminium industry, ingot and billet play an integral part in the production of almost all aluminium products. Plate, sheet, foil, wire, rod, and bar products are all produced by pressing or rolling ingot and billet...show more

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Top Aluminium Extrusion Players in Middle East

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar September 14, 2021

The MEA aluminum extrusion market size was valued at USD 2.05 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1% from 2020 to 2027. The growth is attributed to increasing construction activities coupled with a rise in automotive manufacturing in the region. Construction activities in the region are augmented by an increasing number of residential projects, manufacturing facilities, and other commercial buildings...show more

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Aluminium FRP Market in Asia Pacific

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar September 10, 2021

WHAT IS ALUMINIUM FRP & APPLICATIONAluminum flat rolled products include sheet, plate and foil. Aluminium FRPs are usually made by rolling thick aluminium between rolls that reduce the thickness and lengthen it through hot and cold rolling processes. Due to distinctive advantages, aluminium flat rolled products have been widely used in many industries, such as transportation, packaging, building and construction, machine and equipment, electrical and so on. Among various applications, demand from packaging industry accounts for the largest consumption share with 35.29% in 2017 globally...show more

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Aluminium Die Casting Market in North America

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar September 10, 2021

WHAT IS ALUMINIUM DIE CASTINGAluminum die casting is a manufacturing process that produces geometrically complex, defined, accurate and textured-surface metal parts. The aluminum alloy is widely used for die casting as it is lightweight as well exhibits high-dimensional stability for producing low-density and durable end products. Furthermore, aluminum has high corrosion resistance, electrical and thermal conductivity, stiffness, durability, and excellent strength-to-weight ratio, in comparison to other metal alloys. Owing to this, aluminum casts are widely employed across various sectors, including automotive, electrical and electronics, transportation, building and construction, telecommunication, consumer durables, and energy, among various others...show more

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Aluminium Extrusion Industry – Market Size, Growth, Players

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar September 02, 2021

WHAT IS ALUMINIUM EXTRUSIONAluminium extrusion involves shaping aluminium alloy billet by forcing it through a die. During the extrusion process, a ram pushes the aluminium product through the die shape and it comes out with the same shape of the die. Some of the shapes for aluminium extruded products include multi-void hollows, complex, and customized designs. Aluminium extrusions are widely used in building & construction, automotive & transport, and electrical industries. The aluminium is adequately protected by transparent oxide layer, which covers the surface area...show more

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Aluminium Die Casting Market in Europe

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar August 31, 2021

WHAT IS ALUMINIUM DIE CASTING Aluminum die casting is a manufacturing process that produces geometrically complex, defined, accurate and textured-surface metal parts. The aluminum alloy is widely used for die casting as it is lightweight as well exhibits high-dimensional stability for producing low-density and durable end products. Furthermore, aluminum has high corrosion resistance, electrical and thermal conductivity, stiffness, durability, and excellent strength-to-weight ratio, in comparison to other metal alloys. Owing to this, aluminum casts are...show more

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Red Mud – Characteristics, Issues and Emerging Applications

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar August 21, 2021

Red mud is a side-product of the Bayer process, the principal means of refining bauxite en route to alumina. The residue invariably has a high concentration of iron oxide which gives the product a characteristic red color. A small residual amount of the sodium hydroxide used in the process remains with the residue, causing the material to have a high pH/alkalinity, normally >12...show more

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Aluminium Market Dynamics in South America

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar August 19, 2021

South America is one of those continents where aluminium industry is not growing as compared to other continents like Asia or Middle East. Unlike North America or Europe where domestic demand has been growing and the internal dynamics of the aluminium industry has been changing from primary production to secondary production and recycling, South America has been a continent where primary production has significantly fallen over the last few decades and domestic demand has also not picked up. The political instability and lack of development can be attributed as the main reason behind this...show more

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Aluminium Market Dynamics in Middle East

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar August 12, 2021

The aluminum industry in the world has been dominated by China, but the second continent that is growing up in the ranks quickly is – Middle East. The main driving force behind Middle East is the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The six countries that form the GCC are – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) or commonly called as Gulf countries. The transition from an oil economy to an emerging super power in aluminium has been an extraordinary story in the last decade...show more

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Difference Between Marketplace & E-commerce

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar August 04, 2021

Marketplace and E-commerce are both used for online business purpose, but there are some fundamental differences between these two models. WHAT IS MARKETPLACE? a marketplace is a website where the products offered come from multiple sellers. It is an online platform where the website owner allows third-party sellers to sell on the platform i.e., various sellers can market their products to the customers...show more

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AlCircleBiz, World's 1st E-marketplace for the Global Aluminium Industry, got featured across top media networks in the country!

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar August 04, 2021

"AlCircleBiz" is the trending name in the global aluminium industry, where we connect businesses covering the entire aluminium value chain. Launched in November 2020, we have already onboarded 250+ global sellers, across all 6 continents and have 900+ live product listings on the platform. We have been able to get 700+ registered buyers and 200+ active business leads. In the last 2 months alone, we have generated over 150 business enquiries connecting potential buyers and sellers across the globe...show more

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Aluminium Market Dynamics in Africa

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar August 04, 2021

BAUXITE PRODUCTION The aluminum market dynamics in Africa is quite unique from the rest of the world. Africa is one of the largest producers of Bauxite, which is the main ore of aluminium. African nation Guinea has emerged as one of the highest bauxite exporters in the world and ranks number 2 in bauxite production, only after Australia. The other countries that produce and export bauxite are - Ghana, Cameroon, Mozambique, Ivory Coast etc. In 2019, Africa has produced more than 66 million metric tonnes of bauxite, most of which was produced by Guinea. South Africa, one of the most important countries in Africa, does not have any bauxite reserve and does not produce any bauxite....show more

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Use of Aluminium in Sports Sector

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar July 30, 2021

Aluminium, due to its unique properties, finds extensive use in many key industries like automotive, construction, aviation, transportation, electrical and electronics. Sports is also one of the sectors where use of aluminium is abundant and its increasing day by day. The main reason behind use of aluminium in sports is its strength to weight ratio. It is used for equipment which need to be strong to withstand certain forces but also need to be lightweight to help the user in specific need. The equipment ranges from hand help equipment like baseball bats to essential items like goal posts in football or rugby. The cost of these equipment also varies a lot with inexpensive items like karabiners for climbing to expensive items like parts of formula...show more

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Aluminium Market Dynamics in China

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar July 26, 2021

The aluminum industry, not just in Asia-Pacific, but in the entire world, is dominated by China. The second largest economy in the world is also the most important industry in the world, playing a big role in influencing the global price and extent of competition among leading players. China alone commands more than 50% market share from both production as well as consumption of aluminium, in the world...show more

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Story of Alibaba.Com, World's Largest B2B Marketplace

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar July 21, 2021

JACK MA, FOUNDER OF ALIBABA.COM Success story of Alibaba starts with its founder Ma Yun a.k.a. Jack Ma. Jack Ma was born in lower middle-class family in Hangzhou district in China and during and after his Bachelor's degree, Jack tried and failed to get a job at a multitude of places. After spending three years to get into a University, Jack failed to land a job after applying to them 30 times! He recollects in his interview, "When KFC came to China, 24 people went for the job. Twenty-three people were accepted. I was the only guy who wasn't."...show more

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Aluminium Die Casting Market in Asia

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar July 19, 2021

Rising demand for lightweight vehicles and the growing utilization of aluminum in diecasting auto parts to fuel growth of market during forecast period. Stringent environmental regulations and Cafe standards imposed across various regions to support adoption of die casting process...show more

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Market Dynamics in Aluminium Industry in North America

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar July 14, 2021

In January 2021, primary aluminium production in North America stood at 340,000 tons, reflecting a continuous increase by 2,000 tons or 0.60 per cent month-on-month. In December 2020, the output registered a growth of 10,000 tons or 3.05 per cent to 338,000 tons from 328,000 tons in November. In the Q4 2020, North America’s aluminium production totaled 1 million tons, up by 1.94 per cent sequentially...show more

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New Technologies to Impact E-commerce Business – Part 2 (AI/Ml)

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar July 12, 2021

E-commerce is evolving by leaps and bounds every year and technological advancements are the main driver of this exponential growth. By the end of 2020, the global e-commerce market registered sales crossing $4.2 trillion. This represented 16% of the total share of global retail sales! While AI/ML continues to be one of the main impact areas, there are some more advanced technologies that are or going to influence the E-commerce dynamics in the coming years...show more

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New Technologies to Impact E-commerce Business – Part 1 (AI/Ml)

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar July 09, 2021

E-commerce has always been a game changer in the global business environment. It has disrupted the traditional brick & mortar industry and forced physical retailers and companies to re-think the way they have been doing business. The E-commerce companies continued to reinvent the game and with new technological developments they have been constantly evolving, with additions like – mobile apps, e-wallets etc. However, the pace is not slowing, instead more and more new technologies are emerging every day. Overall – we can classify these new advancements into two major categories – AI/ML driven changes and other Technology trends in E-commerce...show more

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Top Aluminum Extrusion Players in China

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar July 05, 2021

Aluminum extrusion is one of the highest growth aluminum product segments along with rolled products and castings. Aluminum extrusions are used in several end user sectors such as construction, transportation, electrical, machinery and consumer durables owing to their strength, flexibility, durability and sustainability...show more

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Aluminium Industry Dynamics in Asia (Ex - China)

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar July 01, 2021

The market size of aluminium industry in Asia Pacific stood at USD 103.25 Billion in 2019. It is the major contributor of growth of the global market owing to the presence of significant consuming countries including China, India, Japan etc. The growing construction and automotive sectors in these countries and region are driving this demand for the metal. China itself contributes more than 50% of the total global production and consumption of aluminium and hence industry dynamics of aluminium is greatly impacted by this one country. If we try to understand the situation within Asia, other than China, then we have specifically look at the following...show more

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Most Sustainable Choice among Glass, Plastic and Aluminium

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar June 25, 2021

To make the best choice from an environmental perspective we need to look at the carbon footprint, recycling, end of life waste and transportation.

(A) Carbon footprint of glass vs plastic vs aluminium This table summarises different estimates (high, medium and low) of the carbon footprint of each...show more

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Top Aluminium Smelters in the World

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar June 22, 2021

Smelting is a process of applying heat to a metal ore in order to extract the base metal. In the case of aluminium, bauxite is converted into alumina in a facility called refineries and then alumina is transformed into molten aluminium in the smelters. Aluminium production in smelters consists of two process – Primary aluminium production where alumina is smelted to pure aluminium and secondary production is the process of recycling aluminium scrap into aluminium to be used again...show more

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Applications of Aluminium in the Communication Industry

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar June 17, 2021

Aluminium is one of the metals which has found a lot of applications in construction and automotive industries. But aluminium usage is constantly increasing in other sectors as well, communication & tele-communication is one of those industries where applications of aluminium and alloys are growing. Below are some of the examples...show more

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Top Bauxite Mining Companies in the World

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar June 14, 2021

The top ten bauxite producing countries account for about 95% of the global bauxite output. Australia, Guinea and China are some of the most dominant countries in bauxite mine production, generating 110 million, 82 million, and 60 million metric tons of bauxite, respectively, in 2020, followed by Brazil, India, and Jamaica. The forecast for world bauxite production in 2020 is estimated at 367 million metric tonnes. About 85% of the bauxite produced in the world is converted into aluminium because of its various industrial uses. The Huntly mine in Australia is one of the largest producers of bauxite in the world; it is owned by Alcoa World Alumina. Company wise the top bauxite mining companies based on their mining reserve...show more

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Advanced Technologies in Aluminium Smelting Process

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar June 05, 2021

Aluminium smelting is the process of extracting aluminium from its oxide, alumina, generally by the Hall-Héroult process. Alumina is extracted from the ore bauxite by means of the Bayer process at an alumina refinery.

This is an electrolytic process, so an aluminium smelter uses huge amounts of electricity; smelters tend to be located close to large power stations, often hydro-electric ones, in order to reduce the overall carbon footprint. Smelters are often located near ports, since many smelters use imported...show more

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Facts & Myths about Aluminium Doors & Windows

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar June 02, 2021

Aluminium is light weight, high-strength & versatile in nature and due to these properties, it has been in use in the construction industry for decades. In today’s world, doors and windows made with high-grade aluminium are structurally the strongest types of frames available in the market. Despite that, there are many myths that surround aluminium doors and windows that are...show more

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Aluminium Industry Dynamics in European Union (Eu)

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar May 26, 2021

Global aluminium industry has gone through a lot of structural and technological changes in the last couple of decades and Europe is one of the region’s leading the innovation and demand. In European Union, aluminium has traditionally been considered as a strategic sector, with major focus on downstream. With annual revenue ~40 billion euros and with 250k+ employees, it is the second biggest industry in metals and mining, after steel. Most European companies now work in the downstream phases of the value chain of the production of aluminium semis for the automotive, transportation, aerospace, building and construction, durable products and packaging industries, while the number of companies operating in the upstream phases of alumina refining and primary production of raw aluminium progressively diminished over...show more

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Beverage Can Management

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar May 25, 2021

The aluminum can is a package built for the circular economy; it is by far the most valuable material in the recycling bin on a per ton basis. A used beverage can act as a “technical nutrient” as it is returned to the material stream as feedstock at the end of its useful life. Aluminum cans are recycled repeatedly in a closed loop process. Many municipalities have initiated financially viable recycling programs which rely on re-selling collected material to subsidize their...show more

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Green Aluminium – When Will It Become a Reality?

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar May 19, 2021

Most metal producing companies face the dual challenge of energy transition – the need for reducing emission while meeting the global demand for critical commodities. The risk is most significant in case of Aluminium, making it even more difficult to achieve carbon neutral or low carbon aluminium or simply "green aluminium"...show more

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Research & Innovations in Metallurgy

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar May 12, 2021

Metal Industry is one of the oldest industries in the world and unlike many, it has always supported technological innovations and has been adoptive of modern trends

  • GREEN STEELMAKING : "Green Steelmaking" will make the production process much less carbon-intensive, as the carbon reductant is replaced by hydrogen in various ways. A hydrogen-based direct-reduction solution, which allows the direct usage of any kind of iron ore fines, can nearly avoid any carbon footprint in ironmaking. Emissions will be close to zero. By-products will be vaporized and recycled, and processes executed with perfect energy efficiency...show more
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Global Metal Cutting Machine Industry

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar May 07, 2021

Metal cutting machines are used to cut metal frames in various sizes and shape. They are extensively used in various application industries to cut different types of ferrous and non-ferrous metals to produce a finished product of desired geometry. It provides multiple advantages to the finished products, including surface texture or finish, closer dimensional accuracy, complex shaping, and required size...show more

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Recycled Metal Market

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar May 04, 2021

There are primarily two sources of supply of metals - extraction from natural resources and secondarily by recycling of used metals. Recycling of metals not only supports sustainability but also provides environmental and industrial benefits, such as it saves energy, minimizes waste volume and reduces pollution. Recycling of metals also reduces cost. There are different types of metals that can be recycled without changing their original properties, for instance, steel, aluminium, cobalt, lead, copper, etc. In some metals, recycling is considerably cheaper than extraction from natural resources such as in case of aluminium. Due to all these ...show more

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Metal Fabrication Process & Its Applications – Part 2

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar April 30, 2021

Metal fabrication has widespread application in the world today. Humans have been mining and machining metal for the past 10 millennia, as evidenced by a copper pendant archaeologist found in northern Iraq that dates back to about 9,000 BCE. Fabrication shops as we know them today began to exist around the Industrial Revolution, when sheet metal was in much higher demand than before. The invention of the hydraulic press, which allowed manufacturers to apply unprecedented pressures to pieces of metal, transformed the metal fabrication industry. Below ...show more

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Metal Fabrication Process & Its Applications – Part 1

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar April 27, 2021

Metal fabrication is the process of manufacturing metal sheet to make it conform to specific shapes. It takes place through cutting, stamping, shaping, folding and welding. Metal fabrication industry has broad applications across a great many industries and consumer products. Standard raw materials used include plate metal, fittings, castings, formed and expanded metal, sectional metal, flat metal, and welding wire. Below are the different processes & their applications...show more

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Digital Transformation in Metals and Mining Industry (Part 2)

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar April 16, 2021

In the second part of the series "Digital Transformation in Metals and Mining industry" we cover some use cases in the downstream value chain...show more

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Digital Transformation in Metals and Mining Industry

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar April 14, 2021

The In recent years, Metals and mining organizations across the world has started to follow in the footsteps of other industry players like Retail and Consumer to embark on their digital transformation journeys spanning across the entire value chain – from raw material sourcing to manufacturing, distribution and overall ecosystem development. In this two-part series on "Digital Transformation in Metals and Mining industry" we cover some of the interesting use...show more

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Different Types of Aluminium Foils

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar April 12, 2021

The origin of aluminium foil can be traced back to early 1900s when a popular candy brand was first packaged in aluminium foil in 1913. To this day, the candies are still being used with aluminium foil packaging. The uses of foil have grown manifold over the past 100 years and its growing use in different sectors and industries are constantly improving the products as well as our...show more

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Aluminium and Its Alloys Used in Electrical and Electronics Industry

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar April 2, 2021

Nowadays aluminium and aluminium alloys are used in a large number of electrical & electronic applications. The metal is highly non-magnetic, ductile and cheaper. It has fairly high structural strength and acceptable levels of conductivity, which makes it one of the most used metal in the electrical and electronic industry worldwide...show more

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How Aluminium Cans Are Recycled?

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar March 26, 2021

When we recycle aluminium, we can use only around 5% of the energy and its emission is needed to make it from the raw material bauxite. The metal can be recycled again without loss of properties, & thanks to recycling it's estimated that nearly seventy-five percent of all aluminium ever produced is still in use today. So, the aluminium recycling habit is one of the best things we can do...show more

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Features of AlCircleBiz

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar March 22, 2021

AlCircleBiz is the world's first online marketplace that connects millions of buyers and sellers across the entire aluminium value chain. It's the online ecommerce platform of the AlCircle Group that has been providing news about the industry & facilitating global trade opportunities for the past 10 years. Connecting buyers and sellers through enquiries against listed products and business leads are the primary features of AlcircleBiz. We are driven by the mission to create robust supply chains through increased transparency and reduced ...show more

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How Aluminium Can Solve the Plastic Pollution Problem in the World

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar March 15, 2021

The environmental impact of plastics has been receiving increased attention recently however the problem has been identified long back. Plastics came into use in 1950's and by 1970-80's the issue of plastic waste came into existence. Globally it has been one of the most pressing concerns in recent times and the growing use & manufacturing of “virgin plastics” are actually adding to it.

Plastics are mostly used in packaging and manufacturing industry and typically there are two types of issues that have made the matter worst. First of all, plastics cannot be recycled, they can technically be downcycled only. This actually uses ~90% virgin-based plastics & hence most plastic that finally gets recycled is often made into carpet, clothes or other fibres. Secondly, even that downcycling to happen, the plastic waste has to be extremely clean & uncontaminated. This has been the reason of ...show more

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15 Uses of Aluminium and its Alloys in Tranportations Industry

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar March 10, 2021

For many years the biggest end-use market for aluminium has been the transportation sector. More than a quarter of all aluminium is used in the global transportation & associated industry.

  • Aluminium supports the need to develop cleaner and more sustainable means of transportation. It is lightweight, yet super flexible: meets customer demand for improved safety and comfort, stricter environmental legislation. Because of these properties, aluminium is indispensable for the upcoming EV (Electric Vehicle) revolution in the world.
  • In Aviation around 70-80% aluminium is needed. The composition of aluminium alloys has changed over time, but the main goal of aircraft designers remains the same: build a plane that is as light as possible with the maximum possible capacity that uses the least possible amount of fuel and whose body doesn’t rust over time. It’s aluminium that allows aviation engineers to hit all these targets...show more
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Advanced Technology Used in Scrap Metal Recycling

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar March 08, 2021

Metal recycling industry is not an old industry and it was actually built on innovation. Scrap metal recycling was one of the ideas that came into existence during the Second World War when the demand for metal products for the production of guns, airplanes, tanks and ships became much higher than the available supply from mining and smelting ores. Very soon, the concept of recycling became very famous in some countries like US, Canada, UK etc. With time, more and more countries are adopting to this and the industry is... show more

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Use of Aluminium and Its Alloys in Automobile & Health Industry

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar March 01, 2021

As the AUTOMOBILE industry started to focus on fuel efficiency, reducing CO2 emission and design, Aluminium is playing a pivotal role in modern cars. Let us look at some of the applications of Aluminium or its alloys in this sector.

  • Aluminum is the most used material in automobiles and commercial vehicles as it provides excellent safety and durability coupled with increase in fuel efficiency and reduced...show more
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Aluminium, the metal for the future

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar February 26, 2021

Aluminium has been one of the very few industries where the global production and consumption has constantly been increasing since past decade and in 2020-21 production has reached 65.2 million metric tonnes worldwide. Fitch forecasts that global aluminium consumption will increase from 64.2-million metric tonnes in 2021 to 78.4-million tonnes by 2029, averaging 2.6% annual growth. The use of aluminium in different existing and upcoming sectors are growing...show more

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Unknown / Interesting Facts About Aluminium

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar February 18, 2021

Aluminium is the most abundant mineral on Earth after oxygen and silicon. By mass it represents 8% of the earth's crust, however, it was not discovered until 1824, as it only occurs naturally in compounds, not as a pure metal...show more

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Benefits Of AlCircleBiz

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar February 15, 2021

AlCircleBiz is the world's 1st online marketplace, connecting millions of buyers and sellers in the global aluminium value chain. AlCircleBiz is all set to revolutionize the aluminium industry & there are many advantages that comes with AlCircleBiz...show more

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Current Trends & Scenario of B2B & B2C Ecommerce

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar February 10, 2021

With the global B2C eCommerce sales growing exponentially in the last decade, the B2B industry has also followed suit. Not only is the B2B market gradually increasing its online presence, but it is also doing so by mirroring some key B2C eCommerce strategies. 73% of B2B executives agree that customer expectations for personalized experiences and end-to-end solutions are "significantly higher than they were just a few years ago "Back in 2014, Gartner predicted that more than 70% of B2B companies would offer some form of personalization on their website by 2018. By 2019, 77% of companies believe personalization should be a bigger priority for their organization than it previously had been. B2B companies have begun personalizing their customers' online experiences — but...show more

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How Aluminium Industry is Recovering Post COVID19

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar February 8, 2021

"The aluminium industry – like all industrial sectors – is still facing a testing future in the short term, but there should be cause for optimism."

The aluminium industry has seen a dip in demand and impact on aluminium production in 2020 due to the pandemic, especially the automobile, aerospace & construction industries has taken probably the maximum hit in the first two quarters of 2020. By late Dec'20 the industry is already seeing the signs of recovery. The LME (London Metal Exchange) 3 months aluminium price stayed consistently above $2000/T in Dec, compared to $1800/T a year back. It is also expected that this resurgence will continue in the first couple of quarters in 2021 as well, because it has been observed that a lot of smelters are already sold out...show more

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Importance of Ecommerce Platform in Aluminium Industry

Contributed by: Anonymouscalendar February 2, 2021

Ecommerce has transformed how business is done globally in the last 20 years. In this digital era, going online is the way forward. This trend has been widespread mostly in the B2C space, though the B2B world is catching up pretty fast. Having said that, many studies show that particularly the metal industry is not moving at the same pace as others globally. There have been some companies who are adopting to the digital way of doing business but this has not been accepted across so far...show more

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The Top Mergers and Acquisitions from Aluminium Industry in 2019

Contributed by: Heena Iqbal Content Writer calendar December 5, 2019

The year 2019 proved to be a robust one for mergers and acquisitions for the global aluminium industry. Mergers and acquisitions played a key role in expanding businesses of the industry players across aluminium value chain. The companies continued to invest in acquisitions to capitalize on the growing demand despite world aluminium price volatility and continuous market uncertainty. The biggest acquisitions of 2019 include Press Metal Aluminium’s acquisition of PT Bintan Alumina, Novelis’ proposed acquisition of Aleris and Endurance Technologies’ purchase of aluminium die... show more

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Price study on Indian primary aluminium producers in May-June, 2019

Contributed by: Sandip Paul Program Manager calendar July 5, 2019

India became the second largest aluminium producing country in the world excluding China in 2018. With the strength of its integrated business model, excellent operational capabilities, stable operations and enriched product portfolio, Hindalco (plus Utkal Alumina) made significant profits in FY19. They are focusing on downstream segment for its domestic output. Primary aluminium productions from Hindalco’s smelting operations (Renukoot in Uttar Pradesh, Aditya Aluminium in Odisha at Hirakud, and at Mahan Aluminium in Madhya Pradesh) stand at around 1.3 million tonnes... show more

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How downstream aluminium sector performed in first four months of 2019

Contributed by: Debanjali Sengupta Content Writer calendar June 6, 2019

Four months from the current year (2019) have passed, and here we are to take an opportunity to retrospect the notable developments and phenomena that occurred across the downstream aluminium sector in the said period of time. The increasing demand and use of downstream aluminium across the globe, including China, in various industries like the construction, packaging, and transportation was one of the most significant things that grabbed our attention in the first four months. The enthusiastic purchase kept the downstream aluminium pricing low and resulted in weak inventor... show more

AlCircleBiz, World's 1st Online Marketplace for the Aluminium Industry, launched in Nov'20, already onboarded 250+ global sellers!

calendar August 3rd, 2021

AlCircleBiz (www.alcirclebiz.com) is the world's first global online marketplace that connects businesses across the entire aluminium value chain. It's a first of its kind portal that is dedicated to the aluminium industry, which is one of the growing sectors globally due to its various applications across construction, automotive, communication, and other key industries. Within 6 months of launch, AlCircleBiz is witnessing tremendous growth, from both supply and demand perspectives. They have already onboarded 250+ global sellers, across all 6 continents and have 900+ live product listings on the platform. They have been able to get 700+ registered buyers and 200+ active business leads. In the last 2 months alone, they have generated over 150 business enquiries connecting potential buyers and sellers across the globe...show more

Alcirclebiz Now Has Sellers Across All 6 Continents

calendar April 6th, 2021

AlCircleBiz, world's first online marketplace for the global aluminium industry, was launched in November 2020. Alcirclebiz.com connects buyers and sellers across the entire aluminium value chain where seller can list their products and buyers can connect to sellers online, by sending enquiries against listed products. Within 4 months of launch, AlCircleBiz has registered more than 125 sellers & these sellers are spread across all 6 continents of the world – Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania...show more

Within 3 Months, AlCircleBiz Onboarded 100+ Global Sellers

calendar March 4th, 2021

Alcirclebiz.com was launched in November 2020 with a vision to connect millions of buyers and sellers globally across the entire Aluminium value chain. Since the launch it has already onboarded 100+ sellers within a span of 3 months. The website registered a very healthy mix of sellers from different countries of the globe, covering 5 different continents including Asia, Europe... show more

AlCircleBiz is now live - world's first global online marketplace for the entire aluminium value chain

calendar January 29th, 2021

What is AlCircleBiz?

AlCircleBiz is the world's first global online marketplace that connects millions of buyers and sellers across the entire aluminium value chain.
Connecting buyers and sellers through enquiries against listed products and business leads are the primary features of AlCircleBiz. They are driven by the mission to create robust supply chains through increased transparency and reduced dependencies on intermediaries across the aluminium value chain... show more

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