Alcoa, Boeing Form Aluminum Recycling Program

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 24, 2013

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Alcoa, Boeing Form Aluminum Recycling Program

Alcoa inc. and Boeing Co. have formed a program to increase aluminum recycling used in the production of Boeing airplanes.

The Pittsburgh-based Alcoa said in a news release that with the Chicago-based Boeing they formed a closed-loop program to increase the recycling of internal aluminum aerospace alloys used in Boeing planes. The program will entail intermodal transport of aluminum alloy scrap material, including advanced alloys, from Boeing facilities as well as third-party processors to Alcoa's Lafayette, Ind., facility for melting and recycling into new aerospace materials.

The companies expect the program initially to recycle about 8 million pounds of aluminum. The program also provides the potential to expand the capturing of scrap from Boeing sub-contractors, and it can grow to include other aluminum scrap forms.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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