Rio Tinto Launches new aluminium alloys to support recycling by die casters

Rio Tinto is introducing a new family of unique aluminium alloys designed to allow North American die casters to increase their use of recycled content in the production of automotive parts, delivering improvements on both environmental footprint and production costs.

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Rio Tinto's new high-quality alloy series has been developed for high pressure vacuum die casters to mix with their own scrap and recycled cleaned crushed wheels. As an alternative to buying Lower grade secondary remelt ingots, the final blend will cost Less, have Lower carbon footprint and meet stringent industry standards.

The company's technical marketing experts will work with customers to tailor specific mixes of alloy and recycled content to meet their needs.

Rio Tinto Aluminium vice president Sales and Marketing Tolga Egrilmezer said: "Our focus is on working with customers to deliver high quality products that meet their needs. We have developed this new series of alloys to help die casters not only produce the highest quality automotive parts, but also enhance their competitiveness and contribution to a more sustainable, circular economy."

With expertise provided through it Arvida Research and Development Center, Rio Tinto has the ca pa city to produce up to 100 000 metric tons of the new alloy series per year across its Canadian sites, which make some of the world's Lowest carbon footprint primary aluminium."