Over the past 50 years, growth of the aluminum flat rolled product (FRP) industry has been heavily fueled by the adoption of the aluminum beverage can. Major global and domestic brands have used the aluminum can as the packaging container of choice for several decades and that trend shows no signs of stopping. With a steady global growth projection of four to five percent in 2016, aluminum beverage can sheet is still king in the FRP marketplace and remains a key strategic business for Novelis, the world leader in rolled aluminum products. As the only global producer and recycler of […]
Aluminum has been used in construction for roughly a century, but was ushered into the modern age of building when it was extensively used to construct the Empire State Building in New York City. Now, Novelis aluminum panels and pre-painted aluminum products – such as our new Coloris™ product in Asia – provide architects with a material that can turn buildings into works of art. Here are some recent highlights of Novelis aluminum being used to make structures standout. Zhuhai Yanlord Riverside Centre – China The Zhuhai Yanlord Riverside Centre in Zhuhai, China, will consist of five skyscrapers, whose facades […]
Youngjin Steel is featuring Novelis aluminum sandwich panels at its plant and a showroom in Dangjin, South Chungcheong Province, Korea. The Dangjin Plant chose aluminum sandwich panels for roofing and walls. Aluminum shingles used on the roof reduce the weight of the roofing materials on the substructure compared to steel shingles and thus deliver cost savings in the facility’s construction. The plant also used aluminum sandwich panels for the main wall cladding and juxtaposed the sandwich panels with color steel panels to create a visual contrast between the two materials. Youngjin Steel took advantage of the aluminum sandwich panels’ light […]
Automotive News selected Novelis President and CEO as one of the global auto industry’s All Stars for 2014. All-Stars are selected based on their leadership in setting and directing the pace of the industry, continuing its recovery and driving progress.
This week, Congressman Gingrey paid a visit to the Novelis Global Research and Technology Center in Kennesaw, GA. Phil Gingrey, M.D. is the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 11th congressional district, serving since 2003. His visit took place during Congress’ summer recess, enabling the Congressman to meet with Novelis Senior VP and Chief Technical Officer, Jack Clark, and learn more about the innovations taking place at the R&T Center in the Congressman’s district.
Today, I join peers, customers and fellow innovators in the automotive sector in discussing what defines world-class automotive manufacturing. We’ve come together at the 2014 Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in Michigan to break down what defines excellence, where we stand today and how we can continue to move forward. For Novelis, world-class manufacturing begins with a world-class material. More than forty percent of our global R&D is dedicated to automotive research – the largest investment in any single market segment for our company. We do this because we know the opportunities for aluminum in automotive. We’ve […]
This summer, Novelis spotlighted its world class automotive offering for aluminum vehicle body structures at the China Auto Parts and Service Show 2014 in Shanghai. Our brand new, wholly owned plant in Changzhou is scheduled to open later this year with an annual capacity of 120,000 metric tons, further positioning Novelis as the world’s largest producer of aluminum sheet products used to create aluminum vehicle body structures and panels. The China Auto Parts and Service Show covers the entire industrial chain of automotive, attracting industrial associations, car and component manufacturers, distributors and buyers in China and abroad. Here, Novelis had […]
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Novelis recently showcased its high-strength rolled aluminum for sandwich panels at the 35th MBC Construction Expo held at KINTEX, Ilsan, Korea. “Sandwich panels” consist of a core of polystyrene, or other material, sandwiched between two sheets of metal. The new aluminum sandwich panels can be used most commonly in building construction for roofs and walls of plants and warehouses and offer clear material advantages over the traditional steel sandwich panel. Unlike steel, aluminum sandwich panels are corrosion-resistant and weigh one-third that of steel. The lighter weight and durability allows for easier and safer building construction conditions, fewer repairs and maintenance […]
A new survey of automakers reveals that by 2025, nearly 75 percent of all new pickup trucks produced in North America will be aluminum-bodied, and the number of vehicles with complete aluminum body structures will reach 18 percent of North American production, as opposed to less than one percent today. The survey, commissioned by The Aluminum Association and conducted by Ducker Worldwide, included all major North American automakers and reports that Ford, General Motors and Chrysler will become the largest users of aluminum automotive sheet in the next ten years. According to the survey, automakers anticipate 26.6 percent of all […]
Earlier this month, Novelis’ leadership in the South American market was on full display at the 2014 ExpoAlumínio Exhibition – the largest trade show for the aluminum industry in Brazil. One of the biggest trends discussed at this year’s show was the increasing use of rolled products in automobiles. Our booth at the fair featured the frame of a 2014 Range Rover, the world’s first all-aluminum sport utility vehicle and a revolution in the automotive market — built entirely from Novelis aluminum. Our advanced aluminum alloys helped to reduce the vehicle’s total weight by more than 700 pounds, in turn […]