All Blog Posts about ‘Aluminum’

Alumina: Processes and Uses

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Alumina, or Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3) is a chemical compound primarily known for its use in the production of aluminum – a metal slated for significant growth in the advance toward a low-carbon economy.   Prices of alumina have soared by 56% on the back of shutdowns Continue reading →

 

R&D Around Driving Value from Red Mud Increases

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Red mud is a byproduct of aluminum production, in which alumina is extracted from bauxite ore via the Bayer process. Unfortunately, for each ton of aluminum produced, around 1-2 tons of red mud are also produced, creating a massive amount of industrial waste to manage. Continue reading →

 

The Transformation of Bauxite to Aluminum (and the Products in Between)

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

With applications in everything from energy, infrastructure, and aerospace, to automotive, packaging, and more, aluminum has become a cornerstone of modern society. Aluminum’s widespread use might infer ease of accessibility, but such is not the case; aluminum is not found freely in nature, requiring the Continue reading →

 

A Look at Aluminum Decoating

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

As one of the most recyclable materials around, aluminum recycling is a profitable business, both for industry and for the environment. According to the Aluminum Association, almost 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. The Aluminum Association also states that the Continue reading →