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PARIS, France, June 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Alcan announced today at a press
conference that it will be showcasing its sophisticated aluminum-based
solutions for the aerospace industry at its Shaping the Sky exhibit at the
47th International Paris Air Show. Alcan's exhibit focuses on Alcan's
innovations and leadership position in the expanding aerospace market.
During a press conference, Christel Bories, President and CEO of Alcan
Engineered Products stated: "Through the Shaping the Sky display, Alcan hopes
to demonstrate our strong business platform focused on engineered materials in
market segments where we have a competitive edge for growth potential. Alcan
Aerospace is a case in point of how Alcan Engineered Products has the right
business platform, a strong market presence, management systems and expertise
to accelerate and sustain its profitable growth."
"There are many markets that offer good opportunities for growth;
including emerging countries and new applications. Our leadership position in
the aerospace market is just one example of how we are focusing on
opportunities where we can leverage our core capabilities - such as
technologies, innovation, market intelligence and our size and scope,"
concluded Ms. Bories.
Some of the products that will be highlighted at the Company's Shaping
the Sky exhibit are an Airbus A380 aluminum wing rib and a Falcon 900/2000/7X
passenger door. The wing rib is machined at Alcan and 100 percent of the
swarfs (metal shavings) that are created as a result of this process are
recycled in-house. The Falcon passenger door is produced using processes that
significantly reduce the cost and enhance efficiencies of the end-product.
These are just some examples that show the environmentally sustainable
characteristics of aluminum, and Alcan's operational processes.
These and other product presentations at Alcan's Shaping the Sky exhibit
demonstrate the strong commitment to aerospace innovation as one of Alcan
Engineered Products' key strategies for meeting the ever-evolving needs of its
customers. In 2006, Alcan Aerospace announced more than US$65 million of
investments in its existing facilities in order to satisfy the growing
aerospace market demand.
The International Paris Air Show is one of the most prestigious of its
kind in the world. The 47th edition of the Event will take place from June 18
- 24 and will showcase the latest technical advances in the industry. The Show
will host over 5,000 business and technology meetings between contractors and
suppliers, with a focus on the supply chain and research & development.
Alcan Inc. (NYSE, TSX: AL) is a leading global materials company,
delivering high quality products and services worldwide. With world-class
technology and operations in bauxite mining, alumina processing, primary metal
smelting, power generation, aluminum fabrication, engineered solutions as well
as flexible and specialty packaging today's Alcan is well positioned to meet
and exceed its customers' needs. Alcan is represented by 68,000 employees,
including its joint-ventures, in 61 countries and regions, and posted revenues
of US$23.6 billion in 2006. The Company has featured on the Dow Jones
Sustainability World Index consecutively since 2003. For more information,
please visit: www.alcan.com.
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