Brazil's CBA starts up furnace to add aluminium billet capacity

Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio (CBA) has installed a new sidewell furnace at its Metalex plant, kicking off its capacity expansion with reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions strategy for the plant, the Brazil-based aluminium producer said on Monday November 22.

The equipment will allow aluminium billet capacity to reach 90,000 tonnes per year, from 75,000 tpy currently. In a second phase of the plan, scheduled to begin in 2023, CBA will use a new recycling line to increase scrap usage from 60% to 80%.

The new recycling line will process obsolete scrap,...

Published

Renato Rostás

November 23, 2021

16:49 GMT

São Paulo