STAS and Rio Tinto have agreed to commercialise a sophisticated compact filtration expertise (ACF) for aluminium solid homes.
The ACF expertise, developed by Rio Tinto, will now be manufactured and bought beneath licence by tools producer STAS worldwide.
The filtration expertise was developed within the early 2000s at Rio Tinto’s Arvida Analysis and Improvement Centre (ARDC), positioned in Quebec, Canada. The ACF expertise is an optimum filtration resolution that may eradicate greater than 90% of inclusions in liquid aluminium, based on the corporate. It’s used to fabricate merchandise supposed for vital purposes, comparable to excessive worth added aluminium sheets and plates used to provide cans.
Rio Tinto partnered with STAS to design and manufacture the primary prototypes of the ACF expertise for its Grande-Baie (pictured) and Laterrière smelters, in Canada, the place it has been used efficiently for greater than a decade. “Commercialising the expertise will now maximise the worth gained from it, and assist its ongoing improvement and evolution,” the corporate stated.
Louis Bouchard, Govt President of STAS, stated: “We imagine the ACF expertise has huge industrial potential for the worldwide aluminium business and we’re satisfied that this partnership will maximise the worth it might ship.”
Claude Dupuis, Casting Expertise Director at ARDC, added: “Because of the distinctive experience of our researchers, the ARDC has a robust observe document of making modern applied sciences which were extensively adopted and turn out to be business requirements. We look ahead to persevering with our long-term collaboration with STAS and different tools producers within the area.”