Secondary aluminum alloy capacity rise unlikely

Dec 06, 2012 | 03:14 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  secondary aluminum alloy, idled capacity, automotive sales, automotive alloys, A380.1, Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — Secondary aluminum alloy producers say that idled capacity is unlikely to be brought back online until the market becomes more profitable, despite a rise in light vehicle sales that is expected to give the sector a boost.

Automotive sales are expected to total close to 14.4 million vehicles this year and rise to 15 million in 2013, according to J.D. Power & Associates and LMC Automotive Ltd.....

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