According to a survey by the German Foundry Industry (BDG), 57 % of the German companies surveyed fear supply bottlenecks for preliminary products, auxiliary materials and raw materials in the future. The industry's feedback: Many international companies are able to deliver, and to offer their services despite the corona crisis. Who else supplies? Get an overview here!
From exhaust regulations and flying taxes to a ban on plastic bags - the aspect of environmental protection has arrived in politics and society. But not only end consumers need to implement sustainable processes – foundries are also affected by this development.
The heart of every foundry is the melting furnace in which the metal is liquefied. These furnaces use different technologies to melt the material. The aim of every furnace, however, is to consume as little heat and fuel as possible.
In the first half of 2018, aluminum remained the top performer among all metals traded on the London Metal Exchange. Due to this stock levels of LME-accredited warehouses had shrunk throughout the world.
TRIMET Aluminium SE and Bohai Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. have completed their joint venture for TRIMET’s Automotive Division. Via a subsidiary, Bohai Automotive now holds 75 percent of the shares of the joint venture, which manufactures die-casting components for vehicle construction.