“For us the crisis is over.” The experience of Frank Busenbecker, Managing Director with Erbslöh Aluminium GmbH, a medium-sized supplier for the automotive industry, is currently shared by many companies in the aluminium industry. After the sharp decline last year, the industry has started on a catch-up race which, with its tempo, surprises even industry insiders. “In the first half of 2010 alone, the production of rolled and extruded products increased by a remarkable 30.3 per cent to 1.2 million tons – an unprecedented increase”, says Christian Wellner, Managing Director of the German Aluminium Association (GDA,) at the start of this year’s ALUMINIUM which, with a total of 873 exhibitor companies from 47 countries, was even slightly larger than the 2008 event which had so far held the record.
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The world’s largest gathering of the aluminium industry, the ALUMINIUM 2010 trade fair, will be attracting some 18,000 trade visitors to Essen, Germany, this week. From 14-16 September 2010, aluminium producers, processors, suppliers of technology and plant for the production, processing and finishing of aluminium together with representatives of the user industries will be meeting to present the latest trends, innovative products, equipment and services.
The motto under which approximately 900 companies from about 45 different nations will be exhibiting is ‘Between Innovation and Environment’. More than half of the exhibitors are from abroad. Particularly noteworthy this year is the increase in the number of exhibitors from the Middle East. The organiser Reed Exhibitions and its partners Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie (GDA) and the European Aluminium Association (EAA) are expecting visitors from over 100 countries. The whole of the material’s value chain will be on view at ALUMINIUM 2010, from the raw material via semi-finished products through to finished products for all areas of application of aluminium. Plant manufacturers and equipment suppliers are the largest exhibitor group this year, followed by companies engaged in the manufacture of semi-finished products, casting and surface finishing.
FMA Feinmechanik & Elektronik AG (Hall 2, Stand 2C09/29): standard and customer specific solutions in aluminium quality controlSeptember 10th, 2010 | By ALUMINIUM in Exhibitors | No Comments »
Increasing quality requirements and cost optimized processes require the control of aluminium quality. With the FMA developed Alu Test Units, which are being used worldwide and are among the quickest of their types, we are your partner for standard and customer specific solutions in aluminium quality control.
FMA Feinmechanik & Elektronik AG
Im alten Riet 24, FL-9494 Schaan, POB 237
Phone +423 239 85 85, Fax +423 239 85 89
Halle 2, Stand 2C09/29
After its crisis year in 2009 the German aluminium industry is now looking more confidently to the future. Compared with the first six months of the previous year, overall German primary aluminium smelters and semis plants experienced a marked recovery in production in the first half of 2010. Ahead of the ALUMINIUM 2010 trade fair, GDA -Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V., Düsseldorf, has announced that German aluminium companies remain optimistic that they will be able to maintain this good level during the second half of 2010. Domestic demand has stabilised and demand from abroad is also becoming firmer.
The improved situation is being driven by the economic recovery in vehicle manufacturing and the manufacture of industrial machinery. The booming solar industry has also helped improve the sector’s capacity utilisation. The German aluminium industry is expecting the sector’s leading exhibition, the ALUMINIUM 2010 trade fair, which is being held from 14-16. September in Essen, to further stimulate business.
AD CHEMICALS bv, founded in 1974, is specialised in the development, production and sales of exceptionally high quality and environmental sound chemicals for the surface treatment of aluminium and its alloys. A full line of products for all common metal surfaces as well as paint strippers is available. Also multi-metal treatments for mixed metal lines have been developed.
Strategically located in the Netherlands, close to the port of Rotterdam, AD’s products find their way throughout the world. AD is continuously expanding its network, which already includes distributors and warehouses in 15 countries, worldwide.
Aluminium Denmark (Stand 5B01): Strong KnowHow behind the Danish Aluminium Industry at the Danish PavillionSeptember 3rd, 2010 | By ALUMINIUM in Exhibitors | No Comments »
When customers and other interested parties visit the first time ever Danish Pavillion at the Essen fair, they will not only meet exhibitors from the danish aluminium industry. They will also be able to meet and talk to representatives from the Danish Technical University (DTU), AluConsult, The danish trade media J&M, the Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin and the the Danish aluminium association. All together with the exhibiting companies they will all add to the picture of what is behind the Alu-Made in Denmark concept.
The Aluminum Valley is located in Canada, in the province of Quebec and more specifically in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, two hours north of Quebec City. Since 1927 Alcan, now known as Rio Tinto Alcan, has been producing aluminum through the facilities of the multinational. The main reason for the presence of these installations is based on the hydro-electric capacity in our region. With over 1 million metric tons of aluminum production, the region occupies a strategic position in the production and processing of aluminum on the national and the international scene.
The Aluminum Valley collects nearly 37% of SMEs in aluminum processing. We regroup today more than 90 companies, including multinationals and SMEs, several research centers of international stature of over 300 researchers as well as various training programs specific to the aluminium industry.
Aluminium takes a leading role when planning and executing efficient constructions, firstly due to its advantageous properties and, secondly, as a pressed and drawn product, it can be outstandingly processed and machined. When compared with other materials and production processes, aluminium sections have specific advantages that permit superior technical and economic solutions. In September 2010, the industry presents its range of services at the ALUMINIUM in Essen.
Throughout Europe (EU 27 and EFTA), the demand in 2008 for pressed and drawn products, such as sections, tubes and bars of aluminium amounted to around 2.9 million tons, the demand in Germany last year amounted to about 700,000 tons. The largest consumer of these products is the construction sector, including solar applications, followed by the transport sector and machine building. Thanks to the multifarious forms and surfaces, extruded sections play an important part during the production of roofing, windows and doors, gratings, railings as well as fittings. System solutions based on extruded profiles, in particular, have prevailed. Windows, doors, walls, balcony and conservatory structures are supplied ready for installation.