RUSAL and Gränges sign cooperation agreement
RUSAL and Gränges AB have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of aluminum alloys for automotive applications.
As part of this agreement, RUSAL will develop new aluminum alloys, slab casting and heat treatment processes, alongside Gränges which will develop a process for rolling and manufacturing flat rolled products for automotive customers.
“This partnership with Gränges offers new prospects for the development of original alloys and strengthens our position as market leader in aluminum solutions for automotive applications.”.
Viktor Mann, Technical Director of RUSAL
“We believe that the new alloys have significant market potential. Aluminum alloys with competitive prices, high electrical conductivity and workability will replace copper-based products already on the market, ”adds Kent Schölin, senior vice president of technology and innovation at Gränges AB.
RUSAL produces a wide range of alloys, including aluminum-scandium lead alloys under the ScAlution brand. Due to their high technological, physical and mechanical properties, ScAlution alloys contribute to lighter vehicles, thereby reducing fuel consumption and air emissions.