Novelis aims to boost scrap capacity

Aug 09, 2013 | 12:39 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Novelis, Tadeu Nardocci, Novelis South America, Pindamonhangaba, flat-rolled, scrap, recycling, UBC used beverage can

CHICAGO — Novelis Inc. wants to boost scrap processing and sourcing capabilities as it expands production at its complex in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil.

Novelis sources most scrap for its Brazilian operations domestically but will look to Argentina, Chile and Colombia for additional material as it ramps up both its scrap processing and flat-rolled production activities in Brazil, Tadeu Nardocci, senior vice president and president, Novelis South America, said in a recent interview with AMM.

"At Novelis we need to be more and more focused on recycling, on scrap, and being able to bring in scrap from other countries inside our geographical region ... sooner rather than later," Nardocci said, citing the Atlanta-based aluminum producer’s goal of reaching 80-percent recycled content by 2020. Argentina, Chile and Colombia are natural places to look for more scrap because they have the largest metal consumption rates in South America, he said.....

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