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Rio Tinto has announced the production of a new aluminum alloys series to help die casters boost the use of recycled material in auto parts manufacturing.


The company plans to produce close to 100,000mt of new alloy products each year at its Canadian facilities, according to news reports.


The new alloy set has been created for high-pressure vacuum die casters, intended to be blended with their home scrap along with recycled crushed wheels. The products were developed in Quebec at the company’s Arvida research and development center, which is also where Arvida’s smelter is located. 


Rio Tinto noted its new product line will serve as an alternate route to purchasing low-grade secondary ingots for remelt, which will reduce costs in the final blend and have a lower carbon footprint that meets strict industry standards, per media reports.


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