Novelis invests in Italian aluminium recycling plant

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Global aluminium manufacturing company Novelis is investing €10.8 million (£9.7 million) in its production facility at Pieve Emanuele in Italy.

The company is constructing a new continuous casting line that will take painted scrap aluminium and recycle it into rolled aluminium sheet.

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Novelis announced in May that it has a target to increase the amount of recycled metal it uses in its rolling operations around the world from 34 per cent currently to 80 per cent by 2020.

The installation of the new line will be completed by the end of 2012 and will include a double-chamber melting furnace, continuous casting line and ancillary equipment.

Novelis senior vice president and Novelis Europe president Tadeu Nardocci said: “This is one step towards Novelis reaching our global recycling target. It also makes sound business sense to install a fifth continuous caster at our Pieve plant so that we can better meet the demands for material across our European operations.”