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  • Hot rolling emulsion monitoring

    Posted by Chris Pargeter on 29th September 2017.

    Aluminium hot rolling emulsion undergoes physical and chemical changes in use. This is due to the high temperatures and pressures experienced in the roll bite, as well as contact with ...

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  • Understanding your aluminium oxide surface

    Posted by Colin Butler on 15th September 2017.

    Back in high school we learnt that aluminium was a useful material partly because it is protected by a tenacious oxide layer. Iron, in contrast, suffers from the fact that ...

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  • Modelling high temperature strip quenching

    Posted by Timothy Clemson on 1st September 2017.

    More and more sheet aluminium producers around the world are seeking to quench material at high temperatures. This can increase productivity and have beneficial effects on the metallurgical structure of ...

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  • Solidification under Zero Gravity

    Posted by Ceri Williams on 18th August 2017.

    We've been involved in some really fascinating projects over the years. However, the one I'm going to briefly describe in this blog is definitely one of the more unusual ones. ...

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  • Upcycling; an important addition to our vocabulary

    Posted by Geoff Scamans on 4th August 2017.

    Recycling is not a new concept to the aluminium industry. Nearly 60% of the aluminium we use in the UK is recycled metal.  However, the challenge now is to ...

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  • A guide to our new K-Map software

    Posted by Steve Walton on 11th July 2017.

    We first developed K-Maps back in 2003. Since then technology has moved on, so we've completely rewritten our K-Map software.  This blog briefly describes what's changed and how we've ...

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  • ISO 17025 & Interlaboratory Cross Checks

    Posted by Karen Hall on 22nd June 2017.

    At Innoval, we pride ourselves in the quality of our work and the subsequent reports that we issue. This is especially important to me as Quality Manager for our UKAS ...

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  • An overview of aluminium surface analysis

    Posted by Peter Andrews on 8th June 2017.

    The aluminium surface is very important. What goes on there can impact upon future performance, such as bond durability, corrosion resistance, paint / lacquer adhesion to mention but a few. ...

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  • Has the holding furnace had its day?

    Posted by Dave Humphreys on 22nd May 2017.

    Equipment developments in the world of remelting mean that the traditional process route may be changing. In a departure from the style of our other blogs, I'd like to use ...

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