Aluminum scrap use seen going strong
Apr 09, 2014 | 06:12 PM
| Nathan Laliberte
LAS VEGAS Demand for aluminum scrap and secondary aluminum alloys is expected to remain strong throughout 2014, although major concerns persist about Chinas worsening economic outlook, sources said at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries annual convention in Las Vegas.
Dearborn, Mich.-based Ford Motor Co.s transition to aluminum in its F-150 served as a driving force behind stepped-up aluminum demand in the first quarter of the year, several market participants said.
"Obviously, the F-150 is a game-changer," one major alloy producer told AMM. "The amount of aluminum used in that and the fact that it is a mass production vehicle ... it took a lot of guts for (Ford) to do that."....
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