Last week, Alcoa and Boeing announced the formation of a joint program to increase the use of recycled aluminum in the construction of Boeing airplanes. The program will send aluminum alloy scrap material, as well as advanced alloys, from Boeing facilities and third-party generators to Alcoa’s Lafayette, Indian facility, where the materials will be melted and recycled into restored aerospace parts.
In the beginning, both companies anticipate the program will be able to recycle almost 8 million pounds of aluminum. It is also possible for the program to include transport of scrap metals from Boeing sub-contractors, and other types of aluminum scraps.
Developed and Written by Dr. Subodh Das and Tara Mahadevan
June 28, 2013
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