Modern Metal Brief | August 2016

New videos hail aluminum's benefits.  Study finds 90+ percent of automotive aluminum is recycled.

Automotive Aluminum Recycling Rate Higher Than 90 percent, New Study Confirms

(DETROIT) — New research from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling confirms an overall recycling rate of 91 percent for automotive aluminum. The peer-reviewed study, funded by the Aluminum Association, examines how much aluminum used in the United States’ light-duty automotive sector is recovered and recycled from vehicles at end of life. This new study supports findings from earlier third-party government and auto industry reports to confirm aluminum is the most sustainable choice for the environment.

Save the Date | Joining Manual

Save the Date for the Spring Meeting in Dana Point. The beer can celebrates 80 years. Download the new Automotive Aluminum Joining Manual. YoY aluminum demand up 4.4% in latest report.

New Design Manual | Aluminum Wins Big

The Association releases all-new Aluminum Design Manual. Aluminum wins big at the NAIAS.

Study: Aluminum Cans Still Sustainable Beverage Package of Choice

20 Percent Improvement in Carbon Footprint; 70 Percent Recycled Content 3X Other Packages   

Newly Released Aluminum Statistical Review Shows Eight Percent Growth In Demand

Comprehensive Industry Data Through 2011 Now Available in Association Bookstore

Arlington, VA.

The Aluminum Association recently released the 2011 Aluminum Statistical Review covering all statistical data available on the North American aluminum industry. The review includes information on every cycle of the aluminum production process from primary aluminum to markets for finished goods to the recovery of aluminum scrap.
Among key findings in this year's report:

New Study Shows Aluminum Superior to Steel in Shedding Vehicle Body Mass, Boosting Fuel Economy

Industry Reveals Results of New Vehicle Design Study at 2013 SAE World Congress

A new study released today shows that an all-aluminum vehicle can shed more than 40 percent body mass, boosting fuel economy by 18 percent when combined with secondary mass savings and other design changes. The study helps explain why car and truck makers are shifting away from steel to aluminum, and supports projections that aluminum-intensive vehicles will become more common in the marketplace with continued demand for more fuel efficient vehicles.

The Essential Element: Aluminum A Key Part Of U.S. Manufacturing Base

Study Shows Industry Supports 672,000 Jobs and $152 Billion in Economic Output; Rising Global Demand for Aluminum Creating Good Jobs Nationwide

ARLINGTON, VA. - A new study released today confirms the growing importance of the domestic aluminum industry to the U.S. economy. Research conducted by economic research firm John Dunham & Associates found that the U.S. aluminum industry directly employs more than 155,000 workers and generates $65 billion in economic output in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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