Alcoa’s ABI halts 6063 billet production
Dec 13, 2012 | 11:03 AM
| Suzy Waite
LONDON Alcoa Inc.s Aluminerie de Beacancour Inc. (ABI) smelter in Quebec has temporarily halted 6063 billet production, sources familiar with the facility told AMM.
The short-term production stoppage is due to the slow changing of anodes, which has led to high iron content, sources said.
The 400,000-tonne-per-year smelter is still producing 6061 billet, one source said.
T-bar production, which stopped earlier in November (amm.com, Nov. 19), also remains down. ....
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