AL CIRCLE draws its essence from the concept of a Virtual Aluminium Ecosystem. It is an information and business portal for the global aluminum industry that covers the whole ecosystem and value chain of aluminum. It covers the industry starting from bauxite mining to alumina refining and goes to aluminum smelting, finished and semi-finished products and recycling. The portal lets you access news, event information, price updates, directory data and business, service and HR leads along the five verticals of the aluminum industry…all on a single platform!

International ALUMINIUM Journal deals with all facets of aluminium’s value chain from the production of the metal via its processing through to recycling. The editorial focus is on smelting and semis production including the suppliers of plant, equipment and technology. Consideration is given to economic, technical and environmental/ecological topics as well as other aspects that affect the metal and its product applications in the different target markets. Aluminium relevant research articles from companies and institutes are also published. The publication is thus of particular interest to smelters and remelters, semis producers, foundries, fabricators and converters, metal traders, semis stockholders and research facilities. International ALUMINIUM Journal is distributed worldwide.

“A&L – Aluminium and its Alloys” is the most prestigious international magazine in the Aluminium industry. Published in English/Italian bilingual version since the very beginning, it’s dedicated to the lightweight metal entire industrial production chain with special attention to downstream processing: foundry, die-casting, extrusion and rolling. From the market to machinery, processes, technologies, products and final applications in transports, packaging and constructions, with unique experience and professionalism.

Aluminium International Today is an English language journal dedicated to the production and processing of aluminium. It contains a digest of global news, events, and statistics as well as more detailed technical articles, company and country profiles, conference reports and regular regional economic briefings.

For 80 years, Light Metal Age magazine has been providing vital technical, industrial, and market information on the aluminum industry. Our readership mainly consists of extruders, rolling mills, and primary and secondary manufacturers, and fabricators, finishers and anodizers.
Some of the editorial topics covered in LMA include: potline technology, direct chill casting, secondary aluminum production, casthouse metal quality, furnaces and melting, filtration, extrusion and handling, automation and process control, surface technologies rolling mill technology, and markets for aluminum (such as automotive). The magazine covers new plants and expansions, new technology, company news and contracts, and new equipment and products.
Circulation is international, with 48 countries currently subscribing. Recipients are executives, plant managers, technicians, metallurgists, and engineers responsible for production, fabrication, and operations.

Supporting Associations

CRU offers unrivalled business intelligence on the global metals, mining and fertilizer industries through market analysis, price assessments, consultancy and events.
Since our foundation in 1969, we have consistently invested in primary research and robust methodologies, and developed expert teams in key locations worldwide, including in hard-to-reach markets such as China. CRU employs over 280 experts and has more than 11 offices around the world, in Europe, the Americas, China, Asia and Australia – our office in Beijing opened in 2004 and Singapore in 2018.
When facing critical business decisions, you can rely on our first-hand knowledge to give you a complete view of a commodity market. And you can engage with our experts directly, for the full picture and a personalised response.
CRU Events also has a number of Aluminum events such as the World Aluminum Conference where you can meet and network with your peers and industry leaders as well as gain valuable knowledge about the market, and Aluminium Industry Training course which provides cost- and time-effective coaching from the most respected aluminium brand in the industry, resulting in clear career benefits to seasoned executives and new entrants alike.
CRU – big enough to deliver a high quality service, small enough to care about all of our customers.

Established in 1972, the International Aluminium Institute (IAI) is the only body representing the global primary aluminium industry.
IAI member companies are engaged in the production of bauxite, alumina, aluminium, the recycling of aluminium, or fabrication of aluminium or as joint venture partners in such. The Institute also works closely with national and regional aluminium associations with whom it shares many members.
Through the IAI, the aluminium industry aims to promote a better understanding of its activities and demonstrate its responsibility in producing the metal and benefits through its use in sustainable applications and recycling.

Japan Aluminium Association (JAA)was founded in 1947. Around 140 aluminium related companies join in JAA. 

Their business fields are from aluminium fabrication, aluminium alloy refining and trading etc.

JAA plays very important role for Japanese aluminium industry such as in public relation, environment, safety & health, statistic, research& development and so on. 

At present, JAA draws ‘the aluminium technology strategy road map’ and tries to expand aluminium demand in various fields through cooperation with aluminium user companies and academia.

Research Partner

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global research and advisory company with a presence in over 30 countries, spanning Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. It is recognised internationally as a distinctive and respected provider of on-the-ground intelligence on world’s fastest-growing markets, termed The Yellow Slice, in reference to OBG’s corporate colour.

Through its range of products – Economic News and Views; OBG CEO Surveys; OBG Events and Conferences; Global Platform, which hosts exclusive video interviews; and The Report publications – as well as its Advisory division, OBG offers comprehensive and accurate analysis of macroeconomic and sector-level developments for sound investment opportunities and business decisions.

OBG provides business intelligence to its subscribers through multiple platforms, including its direct 6 million verified subscribers, Dow Jones Factiva subscribers, the Bloomberg Professional Services subscribers, Refinitiv’s (previously Thomson Reuters) Eikon subscribers, and more.

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