International Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium Society
International Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium Society (IBAAS) in association with China Aluminum International Engineering Co., Ltd. (CHALIECO), China and Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development & Design Centre (JNARDDC), India recently concluded its 3rd International Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium Conference.
IBAAS 2014 was successfully held at Hotel NOVOTEL Varun Beach, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India between Nov. 27- 29, 2014. Inspired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Campaign “Make in India”, the theme of the Symposium was “Technological Improvements & Market Developments in Aluminium Industry with Special Reference to Value Added Products of Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium”. Over 200 participants from 15 countries (about 35 delegates from outside India) participated in the symposium.
This Symposium was inaugurated by Tom Albanese, CEO of Vedanta Resources on 27th November, 2014 in Visakhapatnam. Mr. Albanese talked about the Indian aluminium sector that has the potential to grow into a billion dollar industry. India is lagging behind in exploring bauxite resources even though environmental friendly technologies are available all around the world. He also added that dedicated industrial parks for aluminium industries should be developed. At the opening ceremony, Mr. Niu Heng, Senior Manager of CHALIECO talked about the bright future of aluminium industries in India; a country that has vast raw material resources compared to China, which is facing acute shortage of quality bauxite.
During the three day conference, about 55 presentations on various aspects of bauxite, alumina & aluminium were delivered and intense discussions took place on latest developments of this industry. IBAAS and CHALIECO actively addressed various issues associated with the development of this industry and shared latest R&D achievements in this field.
The conference was well organised and widely appreciated for excellent technical papers, presentations and cultural event. The IBAAS 2014 was sponsored by companies like WorleyParsons, Australia and Jingjin Environmental Protection Equipment Co. Ltd., China; Co-sponsored by Sesa Sterlite, India, Carborundum Universal and Almex USA and Supported by Cytec Industries, USA, ALMATIS, NALCO, India and Glencore. An exhibition of the Aluminium Industry was organised at the venue of Symposium during the conference. About 8 exhibitors including CHALIECO, WorleyParsons Services Pty Ltd, Australia, Weir Minerals (India) Private Limited, Unimark International, Precision Light and Air Pty Ltd "Process Analysers", Australia participated in this exhibition showcasing latest developments in the field.
International Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium Society (IBAAS) has signed an agreement with Suzhou Research Institute for Non-ferrous Metals Co. Ltd (SINR), China to hold the 4th International Symposium in Suzhou (near Shanghai, China) during November 4-6, 2015.
The theme of this conference would be 'Aluminium Industry - The Success Story of China: Learning for the World'. The main focus of this conference will be on the outstanding developments of aluminium downstream industry in China; the latest Innovation / R&D work on bauxite processing, alumina & aluminium production of the world will also be highlighted.
The IBAAS-SINR conference will be followed by plant visits to modern Chinese aluminium downstream and special aluminium alloy production units.
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