BMW Implements Aluminium Scrap Recycling Program At Plant In Dingolfing

Alcoa and the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced earlier this week the certification of almost a dozen of the pioneering… American aluminium smelter Century Aluminum Company announced yesterday the launch of a new low-carbon aluminium made with energy soley derived… Anglo-Australian mining behemoth Rio Tinto Group and Quebec’s aluminium equipment provider STAS jointly announced last week a partnership to commercialize… German automaker BMW AG said last week its press shop in Dingolfing is the company’s first-ever site to separate out and recycle aluminium sheet waste generated by the plant. The plant, which is BMW’s largest, required a €6.5 million retrofit to accomplish the goal of fully recycling the entirety of its scrap aluminium waste, but the retrofit translates to a drop in CO2 emissions of 120 thousand tons per annum. The plant’s new recycling equipment automatically separates out the aluminium portions of the metal waste generated by the dozen production presses on site by means of scrap chutes. The chutes then deposit the scrap aluminium on a trio of conveyor belts and are fed into a machine that presses the scraps into cubes. In order t...

New Website Features Indiana Limestone Company’s Innovative Thin Limestone Construction Panels

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — An innovative, versatile line of thin limestone construction panels from Indiana Limestone Company is detailed in a new website, https://lightlimestone.com. The site provides ample information on the company’s natural stone panels, highlighting their light weight, great strength, and modular versatility. Bonding a veneer of this distinctive limestone to an advanced, high-strength honeycomb backing, the thin limestone panel system expands and enhances the possibilities for using premier Indiana Limestone in architecture and construction. The website explains that Indiana Limestone Company’s panels are 80 percent lighter than solid stone slabs of the same width and length. This difference can enable great savings in structural requirements, labor, shipping, and construction-site equipment. The panels have 60 times the impact resistance of solid slabs they’re produced from. They deliver enhanced flexural strength and weather extreme freeze-thaw cycles well. Aluminium Curtain Wall According to the website, modular construction is another advantage the panels provide. Available in standard-sized units, the...