RECYCLED ALUMINIUM CONF: Warrick smelter restart will increase need for scrap supply – Alcoa

Alcoa’s decision to partially restart the Warrick aluminium smelter in Indiana will increase the company’s need to supplement the on-site rolling mill with scrap, Alcoa’s director of metal management, Michael Boyle told delegates here at Metal Bulletin’s 25th Recycled Aluminium Conference in Warsaw.

Earlier this year, Alcoa announced that it intends to restart three of five potlines, totaling 161,400 tonnes of annual capacity, at its Warrick operations aluminium smelter near Evansville in the US state of Indiana. All of the production will supply the adjacent Warrick rolling mill, which produces flat-rolled products for the food and beverage packaging industry, Alcoa said at the time. Still, many had thought this would signal a reduced reliance on the scrap market, however, Boyle – speaking at the conference in Warsaw – said that the company has “absolutely no...

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Ian Walker

November 15, 2017

12:15 GMT

Warsaw, Poland