When it Rains it Pours—China’s Power Crisis Threatens Aluminum-Alloy Supply

October 21, 2021

According to a Financial Times report, the automotive industry could face a crippling shortage of aluminum, caused by China’s power crisis threatening the supply of a key alloying element—magnesium.   “Thirty-five percent of downstream demand for magnesium is auto sheet—so if magnesium supply stops, the entire auto industry will potentially be forced to stop," the article stresses.

Technologies: Materials

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