RUSAL & Gränges Join Hands for Automotive Applications Aluminium
Russian aluminium giant RUSAL and leading producer of rolled aluminium products for thermal management systems, specialty packaging and selected niche applications Gränges AB have signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of aluminium alloys for automotive applications. As part of the agreement, RUSAL will develop new aluminium alloys, slab casting and heat treatment processes, alongside Gränges which will develop a process for the rolling and fabrication of Flat Rolled Products for automotive customers.
RUSAL’s Technical Director Mr Viktor Mann said “This partnership with Gränges offers new prospects for the development of original alloys and strengthens our leading position in the aluminium solutions market for automotive applications.”
RUSAL produces a large range of alloys, including the aluminium-scandium lead alloys under the ScAlution brand. Due to their high technological, physical and mechanical properties, ScAlution alloys contribute to lighter vehicles, thus lowering fuel consumption and air emissions.