Russia: RUSAL alumina plant suspended over blasts at artillery warehouse

The Achinsk Alumina Refinery of Russian aluminum producer RUSAL has suspended production because of explosions on a military warehouse nearby, a RUSAL spokesperson reported. “Due to the current situation, the Achinsk Alumina Refinery has established a commanding unit for a prompt response. A decision to suspend all works and evacuate the employees has been made…

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Russia: new aluminum GOST approved

A new GOST 4784-2019 “Aluminum and deformable aluminum alloys. Grades” has been approved. It covers aluminum and deformable alloys used in the manufacture of a wide range of semi-finished products (sheet, coils, rounds, plates, rods, sections, etc.). Over 50 types of aluminum alloys used in the construction, power, machine-building, etc were added to the new…

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