Zinc, steel in fight vs. aluminum: IZA

Feb 18, 2014 | 07:14 PM | Andrea Hotter

Tags  IZA, International Zinc Association, zinc, aluminum, steel, Ford Motor, F-150 pickup, Andrea Hotter

DANA POINT, Calif. — The zinc and steel industries are working to fight back against the move toward increased aluminum in cars, an International Zinc Association (IZA) executive said.

Zinc and steel are suffering the same percentage loss in the overall market as a result of the move by Ford Motor Co. to use aluminum, IZA director of technology and market development Frank Goodwin said at the group’s annual conference in California.

"Zinc and steel are working to battle off the aluminum incursion, and it’s going to be a difficult time for us," he said. "I think we’ve got a good chance to beat back against this and ensure the future for galvanized steel in automotives."....

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