In 2014 Metal Bulletin Events’ International Recycled Aluminium Conference returns to Germany, the hub of European aluminium recycling, secondary smelting and cast alloy consumption. A highlight of the event will be the optional pre-conference visit to Novelis’ brand new recycling plant at Nachterstedt – the largest such facility in the world.
“Tremendous opportunity to better understand how recycling can make a brighter future for the whole aluminium industry”
Jerome Lucaes, Rio Tinto Alcan
Key topics for discussion:
· Scrap availability, flows and prices – the key determinant in the recycler’s bottom line
· How is scrap being affected by manufacturing activity and emerging market demand?
· Do the economies of central and Eastern Europe still have the edge on costs?
· The latest from China in terms of scrap imports, recycling capacities and government policy
· Is automotive continuing to drive demand? What regional trends are emerging?
· What of market dynamics in packaging, de-ox and other end-uses?
· Pushing the boundaries of recycled content– what is the view from the end-product manufacturer?
· What can the recycler to do to mitigate the impact of raw materials, energy and environmental costs?
· Investment the key – how can scrap sorting, processing and melting advancements make for greater efficiency?
· The regulatory challenge – implications for recyclers in the EU and beyond?
PLUS: Optional pre-conference field trip to Novelis’ Nachterstedt plant – the world’s newest and biggest aluminium recycling facility