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The China Paradox: Automotive Slowdown and Electric Vehicle Boom

Many analysts say that the real concern for automakers is the car industry downturn in China. China’s slowdown is expected to continue into 2020 and the impact is already being felt by auto manufacturers and auto part makers across the globe. China is the largest automotive market in the world, [...]

By | 2019-11-07T15:15:39+00:00 November 7th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Highlights of Keynote Speech on USMCA | Eccomelt356.2 | Secondary A356.2

Eccomelt LLC recently participated in the Alumexico 2019 Congress in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, which was held from August 21 – 23. The Congress was well attended by many major players (e.g., researchers, industrial and educational institutions, academics, and industry executives) in the Mexican aluminum industry, and also by companies [...]

By | 2019-09-04T17:21:14+00:00 September 4th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

An Automotive Slowdown is Imminent: How to Prepare | Eccomelt356.2 | secondary A356.2

The automotive industry has hit a major speed bump. New vehicle sales for the world’s top automakers are encountering their first sustained slowdown (e.g., diminishing sales) since the 2009 recession. This slowdown combined with higher steel and aluminum prices due to tariffs and stiffer emissions regulations across the world, undoubtedly necessitates [...]

By | 2019-07-23T15:31:01+00:00 July 18th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

CastExpo 2019: M. Hartlieb Presentation – Highlights | A356.2 Substitute -Eccomelt

Last month, Eccomelt LLC participated in the CastExpo 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Martin Hartlieb, the President of Viami International and a keynote speaker at the CastExpo 2019, presented the results of his Quebec Metallurgy Centre (CMQ) study on Eccomelt356.2 (substitute for A356.2 Ingot).  It was a pleasure to meet everyone [...]

By | 2019-05-16T12:14:23+00:00 May 16th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Eccomelt to Attend CASTEXPO & METALCASTING Congress for the Foundry Industry in Atlanta | Eccomelt356.2 | Substitute for A356.2

Eccomelt is pleased to announce that it will be attending the CASTEXPO 2019. The largest metal casting trade show and congress in North America will be held between April 27 and 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.  This year’s theme is “Metal Casting Success Starts Here”, which [...]

By | 2019-04-09T21:35:55+00:00 April 9th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

A Look at China’s Slowing Economic Growth and its Impact on Aluminum Manufacturing | Eccomelt356.2 | Substitute for A356.2

In recent weeks, you may have heard that economic growth in China, the second-largest economy in the world, has slowed down to its lowest point in nearly three decades. The news itself is true, but depending on your source, you may find that some of the statistics and numbers telling [...]

By | 2019-03-28T18:05:11+00:00 March 28th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Aluminum Outlook in 2019: What to Expect

Global production of aluminum hit a record low (since 2009) in 2018 with decreasing prices and increasing costs, U.S. trade tariffs imposed against China, Chinese smelter curtailments/shutdowns, and U.S. sanctions against Rusal.  In 2018, global primary aluminum output totaled 64.34 million tonnes, according to the International Aluminum Institute (IAI), only [...]

By | 2019-03-01T14:10:00+00:00 March 1st, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Eccomelt356.2 – Direct A356.2 Substitute and its Applications and Benefits Highlighted in Three October 2018 Expos

October 2018 has been a busy month for Eccomelt. Our innovative leaders participated in three major expositions, the Die Casting Congress & Exposition in Indianapolis, IN, the Fundi Expo in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Aluminum 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Martin Hartlieb was our speaker at all three events, presenting his different [...]

By | 2018-11-08T14:38:27+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

The Impact of Trump’s Tariffs on the Steel and Aluminum Industry

In February of 2018, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, announced that he would be imposing a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports. The tariff increases were to take effect by the end of March 2018. Trump’s latest salvo may prove to [...]

By | 2018-09-19T19:41:19+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Secondary A356.2 – 3 Benefits of Using Light Weight Materials When Building Automobiles

Environmental activists’ concern over energy consumption and greenhouse emissions in the transport industry is nothing new. According to a study commissioned by the International Aluminium Institute, entitled “Energy savings by Light-weighting”, the concern has not abated and current political targets and societal voices call for a substantial reduction in energy [...]

By | 2018-02-20T22:12:14+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments