Last week the Aluminum Marketing Team at Shanghai Metal Corporation made their way to the 10th Annual Aluminum China 2014 Event held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. 500 international exhibitors from 30 countries set up booths representing the entire aluminum production chain from aluminum raw materials, semi-finished and finished products to production and processing machinery and accessories. Attendees included around 16,000 qualified professionals and buyer delegates from key Asian markets and other global emerging markets. The expo showcased industry developments that forecast a bright future for the aluminum sector.
Many local aluminum manufacturers displayed pictures of their outstanding construction project s from around the world. Each project amplified the sleek and modern architectural appeal that aluminum portrays. Some examples include Nanhai Dali Aluminum’s work on the infamous CCTV Headquarters in Beijing that won the 2013 Best Tall Building Worldwide from the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and Fenglu Aluminum’s involvement in the Guangzhou New International Airport expansion that is set to be completed in 2018.
A few crowd favorites included innovations in automotive and aerospace production. Recent headlines confirm that nearly all globally renowned commercial car manufacturers are transitioning to more aluminum-based auto bodies in order to increase fuel economy and performance capabilities. Aluminum is used in aircraft carriers because it is light weight but yet still durable enough to carry heavy loads and withstand high atmospheric pressures. Utilizing light weight materials will allow both transportation models to reach speeds that are unobtainable using other types of metals.
We would like to thank Reed Exhibitions on putting another successful event and look forward to attending Aluminum China in years to come.
Kristie K.//SMC Editor