International Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium Society
The 4th International Symposium of International Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium Society (IBAAS) in cooperation with CHALIECO & Suzhou Non-Ferrous Research Institute (SINR) was successfully held at Suzhou, China during 25 – 27 Nov, 2015. The theme of this conference was “The Development and Future of Aluminium Industry in China - Reality and Dream”. This 3 day mega event attracted more than 180 Chinese and foreign delegates.
The conference was inaugurated on 25th Nov. morning by leading personalities of Chinese alumina-aluminium industries in presence of delegates from Australia, Denmark, Ghana, Guinea, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA.
The main focus of this conference was the outstanding developments of aluminium downstream industry in China. The latest Innovation and R&D work on bauxite processing, alumina & aluminium production world over with special reference to China and India was also highlighted.
The IBAAS-CHALIECO-SINR conference was followed by plant visits to the Bauxite Mine and Alumina Refinery of Pingguo, Guangxi Branch, CHALCO. This was well appreciated by International delegates.
The conference provided excellent opportunities to various bauxite exploration and mining companies of Australia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Turkey to interact with traders and alumina refineries experts to understand the present pricing and future prospects of raw materials in China. Despite low alumina and aluminium prices in world market, it is expected that the bauxite demand may remain strong in this country and there may not be significant fall in prices of raw materials in China.
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Some of the interesting papers presented in this conference were:
The Development and Future of Aluminium Industry in China - Reality and Dream,
He Zhihui, President CHALIECO
Present Status of Aluminium Industry in China, Wen Xianjun, Vice President, China Nonferrous Metal Industry Association, China
Indian bauxite alumina industry and potential of its growth, Mukesh Kumar, President, Vedanta, India
Global Aluminium Industry Value Chain, Yanchen Wang, CRU Group, London
Developments of New Bauxite Deposits in the World for Alumina Refineries and Export, Ashok Nandi, IBAAS
Potential & Opportunity for Alumina Production in Guinea, Tony McCabe, Ireland
A New Bauxite Source from Kuantan, Malaysia, Low Keng Lok, ARAS KUASA SDN BHD, Malaysia
Madagascar Bauxite as an Alternative Source, Yves Occello, Amber Development, France
Alternative Alumina Refinery Technology (Bayer Process), Michael Shenton, Prima Resources, Australia
New Red Mud Flocculants for High Silica Bauxites, D. J. Stigers, Cytec, USA
Technical Research for Iron Extraction from Pingguo Bauxite Slurry, Dong Hongjun & Mai Xiaoyu, CHALCO, China
Technology Research on Aluminum Reduction Cell Pre-stressed Shell, Zhou Jianfei, GAMI, China
Green Field Aluminium Smelters – How to make it really Viable in India, H. Mahadevan & V.K. Sood, IBAAS
Technology developments Smelting, Michael Shenton, Prima Resources, Australia
Characterisation of AA6063 Billets for extruders, A. Agnihotri, Director JNARDDC, India
Value-Added Products from The Recycling of Aluminium Salt Slag, Howard Epstein, RVA, France
Modification and Valorization of Bauxite Residue: A Model of Beneficial Reuse and Long- term Social Value for China and India, Lee Fergusson, Prana World Consulting Pty Ltd., Australia
Process Optimization Research and Practice for Iron Recovery from Red Mud, Zhang Zhenglin, CHALCO, China
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