#NOVELIS

Composites

Carbon Fiber Joins Fight for EV Battery Cases

SGL touts recent wins in North America and Europe

Business

CEOs Say Shareholder Value Isn’t Everything

Publicly trade companies have a duty to do much more than deliver hefty dividends to shareholders, says the Business Roundtable.

Propulsion

Novelis Touts Aluminum EV Battery Case

Atlanta-based Novelis Inc. says it has developed the industry’s first battery case made from sheet aluminum.

Materials & Lightweighting

Novelis to Buy Rival Aluminum Supplier Aleris

Atlanta-based Novelis Inc. has agreed to purchase rival aluminum supplier Aleris Corp. for $2.6 billion, including debt assumption.

Aluminum

Novelis to Double Aluminum Output in China

Atlanta-based Novelis Inc. plans to invest $180 million to double its capacity to produce automotive aluminum body sheet at the company’s plant in Changzhou, China.

Materials & Lightweighting

Novelis to Open New Sheet Aluminum Plant in U.S.

Atlanta-based Novelis Inc. plans to open a new aluminum-sheet manufacturing facility in Guthrie, Ky., in 2020.

Finishing

Novelis Expands Automotive Aluminum Capacity in U.S.

Atlanta-based Novelis Inc. has begun production on a third automotive finishing line at its Oswego, N.Y., plant.

Materials & Lightweighting

Novelis: Shift to Aluminum Not as Fast as Expected

The auto industry is using more aluminum to reduce vehicle weight, but the shift isn’t occurring as quickly as expected, says Novelis Inc., the world’s largest supplier of rolled aluminum sheet.

Materials & Lightweighting

Novelis Dumps Martens as CEO

Atlanta-based aluminum producer Novelis Inc. has abruptly removed former Ford Motor Co. executive Philip Martens, its president and CEO for the past four years.

Materials & Lightweighting

Novelis, Henkel Partner on Aluminum Bonding R&D

Aluminum-maker Novelis Inc. and Henkel Corp.'s adhesive technologies unit have agreed to co-develop advanced aluminum adhesive systems for high-volume vehicles.

Materials & Lightweighting

Novelis Opens Aluminum Sheet Plant in China

Novelis Inc. has launched production at China's first plant dedicated to making heat-treated aluminum sheet for vehicles.

Materials & Lightweighting

Aluminum: An Overnight Sensation Decades in the Making

The use of aluminum has been long in coming in the auto industry. Longer, by far, than even some people in the aluminum industry had imagined.

Aluminum

Novelis Predicts Its Auto Aluminum Sales Will Nearly Triple

Novelis Inc. tells Bloomberg News the proportion of its sales of aluminum sheet to carmakers will jump from 9% today to 25%, or 270,000 tons, by 2020.

Economics

Auto Aluminum Advances

“Our objective was to find materials that allowed us to design the truck to be as tough – or tougher – than the current model, yet could help it be hundreds of pounds lighter for better capability and fuel economy.

Design

Ian Callum on Jaguar Design

It’s one part history, one part commitment, and one part desire. And it’s all about Jaguar.

Aluminum

Elements of the Jaguar F-TYPE

The Jaguar F-TYPE, a two-seat convertible, is scheduled to be available in the U.S. market in the summer of 2013.

Materials & Lightweighting

Annual Growth in Aluminum Demand to Top 25% in China

Luxury carmakers striving to meet future fuel economy rules will drive 25% annual growth in worldwide consumption of lightweight sheet aluminum, Bloomberg News reports.

Aluminum

Novelis Investing in China for Auto Aluminum Sheet

Although the announced building of a materials processing plant is not necessarily the sort of thing that we pay attention to, this one stands out because of where it will be and what it will be doing.

Ford Reportedly Mulls Appointing COO

Ford Motor Co. is considering reviving the job of chief operating officer as a step toward choosing a successor to CEO Alan Mulally, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Hunt for Ford CEO Successor May Include Outsiders

Ford Motor Co.'s search for an eventual successor to CEO Alan Mulally includes two former Ford executives as well as a handful of insiders, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Materials & Lightweighting

Novelis: Auto Aluminum Demand Growing

Novelis announced today that it is investing $200-million to expand its aluminum rolling operations in Oswego, NY.

Aluminum

Former Ford Exec Martens Named CEO of Novelis

Atlanta, Ga.-based Novelis Inc., an aluminum rolling and recycling company, has promoted former Ford Motor Co. executive Phil Martens to CEO.

Materials & Lightweighting

On Aluminum

Although its use is limited now, with fuel-efficiency and emissions regulations on the horizon, it may give other materials a run for the money.

Assembly

The Aluminum Evolution

The fact is that steel has created a number of new grades promising greater strength and lightness, most OEMs aren’t about to incur the costs associated with tearing up their assembly plants in order to switch materials, and steel is a known quantity well supported within the engineering ranks.