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Auto Aluminum To Jump Up 30 Percent

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A Ducker Worldwide study forecasts the aluminium content in European cars is expected to increase by up to 30 percent during the next 10 years. This surge is mainly from rolled and extruded products, where auto body sheet leads the growth with an expected increase of 110 percent during the same period. Ducker Worldwide also projects growth for automotive aluminum in North America as automakers seek solutions to develop greener, safer and higher performing vehicles.

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Aluminum Drives Jobs As Producers Invest $150M In Auto Body Plant

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Constellium-UACJ recently opened its new Kentucky plant, which will supply aluminum for automotive body sheeting. Automakers continue to turn to aluminum for lightweighting said Constellium-UACJ CEO Simon Laddychuk in an Automotive News article highlighting the announcement, “Even if we look at this conservatively, the market [for aluminum] is going to double over the next five years.”

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New Technologies, Advanced Materials Make Vehicles Safer

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An article in Road and Track discusses technologies and materials being adopted in new vehicles. Chief among these advanced materials is aluminum, which is used in key crumple zones to help dissipate crash forces during a crash. The article highlights Cadillac’s CT6, “For example, the new Cadillac CTS uses lightweight aluminum ‘crush cans’ up front to soak up a lot of energy before an impact reaches the passengers.

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