Howmet Dover Casting, an Alcoa business located in Dover, NJ, took home an award in the 2003 casting contest sponsored by the Investment Casting Institute. The company received the award for swirler component used in an industrial gas turbine. Formerly a 27-piece fabricated assembly, Howmet cast the swirler as a single-piece near-net-shape component. For more information, visit www.alcoa.com.
Although plastics make up only about 11% of all US municipal solid waste, many are actually more energy-dense than coal. Converting these non-recycled plastics into energy with existing technologies could reduce US coal consumption, as well as boost domestic energy reserves, says a new study.
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