Alcoa was recognized with two awards for aluminum excellence at the American Metal Market 2nd Annual Aluminum Summit held in New York. Alcoa was the recipient of an Innovation Award for its next-generation of aluminum-lithium alloys for the aerospace industry. The award was accepted by Eric Roegner, President of Alcoa Forgings and Extrusions, and Mark Vrablec, President of Alcoa Aerospace, Transportation and Industrial Products. Together, Roegner and Vrablec oversee Alcoa businesses serving the aerospace structures and propulsion market.
"Aluminum-lithium alloys are winning over composites, titanium and legacy alloys in the aerospace industry," said Roegner. "Customer demand for aluminum-lithium alloys has led to the development of a new state-of-the-art facility next to our plant in Lafayette, Indiana. This site will add 20,000 tons of capacity to our network that will produce the largest, highest purity aluminum-lithium ingots in the world. Expansions are also planned for our Kitts Green plant in the UK and at Alcoa Technical Center near Pittsburgh, which will collectively increase aluminum-lithium capacity by 30 percent," added Roegner. “Our new alloys have completely changed the playing field in the aerospace wing and fuselage structures market and are helping our customer’s customers save fuel, and our direct customers save in the production phase and eliminate production risk,” said Vrabl
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