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Event Overview

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 (THIS IS NOW FULL)



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