Last week, we announced the signing of a long-term agreement with Henkel Adhesive Technologies, the leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, to collaborate on the development of advanced, adhesive bonding technologies for the use of aluminum in high-volume vehicles. The first groundbreaking result of these collaborations is BONDERITE® M-NT 8453, a surface pre-treatment for automotive aluminum that provides a cost-effective adhesive bonding system for the most demanding vehicle requirements and enables automakers to use aluminum in weight-bearing vehicle components. BONDERITE® M-NT 8453 is a chrome-free conversion coating that bonds at the molecular level with oxides on the surface of aluminum to ensure strong […]
The success of young STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) scholars like Cassie Hondro, a 2014 Novelis STEM Scholarships recipient, is what National Engineers Week, February 22-28, is all about. Cassie is a graduate of Oswego High School who has gone on to pursue her studies in engineering at the University at Buffalo. The daughter of Mark Hondro, Senior Reliability Engineer at Novelis Oswego, Cassie is excited to follow in her father’s footsteps as she pursues a career in mechanical engineering. We asked Cassie a few questions about where she gets her inspiration and desire to pursue a STEM career. […]
At the Automotive News World Congress during this year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Novelis had the opportunity to discuss vehicle innovation. In the past year, the industry has made many strides in advancing automotive technology, streamlining the manufacturing process and creating innovative new supply-side materials; however, there are still many issues we must face collectively to advance as an industry. How will tomorrow’s vehicles live up to today’s increasing consumer, regulatory and environmental pressures? How will automakers continue to reimagine the automobile, keeping in mind the consumer’s need for performance, as well as increasing fuel economy standards in nations around […]
Today marks our 10-year anniversary as Novelis. On January 6, 2005, the company was formed as a spin-off from aluminum producer Alcan. At the time, we were a brand new company backed by a nearly 100-year history in the aluminum rolling business. It was the best of both worlds.