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STAS to Commercialize Rio Tinto Aluminium Filtration Technology

Metal News - Published on Mon, 17 Feb 2020

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STAS and Rio Tinto announced an agreement to commercialize an advanced compact filtration technology for aluminium cast houses. The ACF technology developed by Rio Tinto will now be manufactured and sold under license by equipment manufacturer STAS worldwide. This innovative filtration technology was developed in the early 2000s at Rio Tinto’s Arvida Research and Development Centre, located in Quebec in Canada. The ACF technology is an optimal filtration solution that can eliminate more than 90% of inclusions in liquid aluminium. It is used to manufacture products intended for critical applications, such as high value added aluminium sheets and plates used to produce cans.

Rio Tinto partnered with STAS to design and manufacture the first prototypes of the ACF technology for its Grande-Baie and Laterrière smelters, where it has been used successfully for more than a decade. Commercializing the technology will now maximize the value gained from it, and support its ongoing development and evolution.

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Posted By : Nishith Sharma on Mon, 17 Feb 2020
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