Aluminium recycling is moving ever more into the spotlight as companies around the world seek to incorporate more secondary feeds into their materials flow sheet and product lines. Scrap offers many economic benefits over prime metal and is pivotal in reducing a company’s carbon footprint at whatever stage in the value chain it stands. Aluminium recycling today is a global business with around 30-35% of all supply coming from secondary raw materials.
Well established as the leading global gathering of aluminium recycling executives, the 23rd International Recycled Aluminium Conference will home in on the latest trends and challenges facing this dynamic and growing industry.
This year we head south to Spain, and the conference will kick off with a visit to Hydro Aluminio’s re-melt plant at Azuqueca northeast of Madrid, an excellent opportunity to experience state-of-the-art recycling first-hand.
Key topics for discussion:
· Scrap availability, quality and prices – what has been the impact of manufacturing and currencies moves?
· With ingot values – in Euros at least – at four year highs, will scrap values move in tandem?
· Are stronger market indicators being seen in North America too?
· How is automotive production driving demand? For what alloys and forms?
· What is the latest from China in terms of scrap generation and imports, ingot demand and legislation?
· How is demand for recycled ingot, sheet and shapes faring in packaging, de-ox and other end-uses?
· Automation and innovation: the keys to profitability and quality from scrap sorting to end-product
· Scrap vs prime – how to minimise metal losses and optimise yields in recycling
· Examining non-traditional scrap sources such as urban mining and incinerator ashes
· The regulatory landscape – what do aluminium recyclers need to be aware of?
"Good quality papers and high level delegates resulting in an education and informative exchange and great networking" - Chris Emes, CEO, Mechatherm
"Great event as always - updated information on market trends and challenges combined with networking opportunities" - Markus Schober, Managing Director, Hammerer Aluminium Industries
Reasons for attending:
· Meet decision-makers from the secondary smelting and re-melting business around the globe
· Examine and discuss industry dynamics with our expert panel of international speakers
· Get an insight into scrap availability, end-use demand and technology trends to help you succeed
· Uncover market opportunities and technology options for making your business more successful
· PLUS!!! Optional pre-conference field trip to Hydro Aluminio’s Azuqueca re-melt plant
Who should attend:
· Scrap generators, merchants and processors
· Secondary refiners and remelters
· Primary smelters looking to increase casthouse scrap mix
· Rolling mills, extruders and fabricators
· Diecasters, steel mills, carmakers
· Plant and equipment suppliers
· Brokers, financiers and investors