Trimet cuts alumina input by 10% on supply tightness, scrap to replace shortfall

A lack of sufficient alumina supply has caused European aluminium producer Trimet to cut alumina input at its plants in Germany and France by 10%, the company told Fastmarkets.

“Trimet expects to resume to full capacity in early 2019,” Thomas Reuther, member of the board at Trimet Aluminium SE, said in a statement, referring to primary production that uses alumina as a raw material. The company confirmed that it will not reduce its output of refined aluminium products including its London Metal Exchange brand P1020 ingots, by replacing alumina input with scrap and other raw materials. “Trimet’s casting production is unaffected. As always, we will meet all commitments towards our customers,” Reuther said....

Published

Ying Shao

November 27, 2018

17:44 GMT

London