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Constellium Showcases Its Innovative Aluminium Technologies at  the
Dusseldorf Aluminium Trade Fair:  From Vision to Reality 
PARIS -- (Marketwire) -- 10/08/12 --  Constellium presents the  whole
range of its aluminium technologies   at   the  2012 Aluminium  trade
 fair  from  October  9 to 11 in Dusseldorf. This year's event
central theme is "visions become reality" which is a  great 
opportunity  to  highlight  Constellium's  innovative offer across
the various markets it serves: aerospace, packaging, automotive and
industry. 
From  weight reduction  to environmental  impact, all  these markets 
are facing
fast-evolving  challenges which Constellium is using as
drivers for innovation.
Going   beyond   aluminium   intrinsic  
properties   (light  weight, strength,
formability,  durability and
recyclability), Constellium  is today recognized as the  #1 global
leader  in aerospace plates,  general engineering plates,
closure
sheets  and functional  surfaces, as  well as  the European 
leader in 'can body
stock' and 'large profiles.' 
"At  Constellium, our mission is to unlock the potential of aluminium
to provide
advanced  solutions to  our customers."  declared
Constellium  Chairman and CEO,
Pierre  Vareille. "Our  objectives are
 twofold whatever  the sector we support:
creating  product
leadership thanks to  cutting-edge technologies and
delivering
excellence in operation. Innovation really is at the
beating heart of everything
we do." 
Manufacturers  of all sectors not only need  high quality materials
to meet more
stringent  requirements, but they also count  on full
reliability of supply with
consistent   quality   for   high  scale 
production.  Recognizing  this trend,
Constellium  is offering a 
full range of  solutions specific to  each sector it serves. 
In  the automotive sector, Constellium  is expanding its
Body-in-White portfolio
with a large range of patented technologies.
SURFALEX(TM) is the alloy of choice
when    it    comes    to    high 
surface    requirements   including
after
hemming.FORMALEX(TM)addresses  the needs for increased
formability, particularly
needed  for specific  designs, as  well as 
complex inners. STRONGALEX(TM), with
increased  mechanical 
properties  enables  further  weight  savings compared to equivalent 
steel options,  while its  stronger cousin,ULTRALEX(TM)can push the
aluminium  option  into  the  most  demanding  parts  of the vehicle
in terms of strength,  like the  B Pillar.  Leading OEMs  are
increasingly  using the latest
generation  of our alloys for their
hoods, doors, roofs, trunk lids, and fenders
both  for  skins  and 
inners.  Constellium  has  also  developed
sophisticated
extrusion-based  solutions enabling its  leading
position as  supplier for crash
management systems with products such
as bumpers and side impact beams. 
Constellium  also recently launched COREVO(TM),  a new aluminium foam
technology
which  is  an  excellent  heat  exchanging  medium  for
either liquids or gases.
Constellium  is the number one supplier of
functional surfaces that are used for the lighting, solar, cosmetics
and decoration applications. As an example of its capabilities, 
Constellium has developed  the Solar Surface  Coating System
with
optimal  optical properties and  high level of  resistance to
corrosion. It also
resists  UV radiation,  temperature, solvents, 
acid and  alkalinity for outside
solar mirrors. 
In  the beverage can segment, Constellium's expertise in canstock for
Drawn Wall
Ironing  technology  enabled  its  customer  to  create the
aluminium FUSION(TM)
bottle,  a  highly  innovative  packaging 
alternative  to  glass for the drinks
industry, ideal for products
such as premium beers or soft drinks. 
In  the aerospace sector, Constellium has  extended the range of its
AIRWARE(TM)
technology   aimed  at  improving  aircraft  performance:
 AIRWARE(TM) I-GAUGE, AIRWARE(TM)  I-FORM and  AIRWARE(TM) I-CORE. 
Each of  them have key properties which  answer a challenge on
specific aircraft parts. As an example, AIRWARE(TM)
I-GAUGE  offers
the thickest low-density alloy plate - best suited for wing ribs
and
nose landing gears. 
Innovation  at Constellium goes  beyond our products.  It includes
processes and services,  notably  recycling.  Delivering  on  these
commitments means not just
harnessing  the talent of Constellium's
people, but also working with customers,
suppliers, research
scientists and academics around the world. An essential area
for
innovation is sustainability. Growing a sustainable business is
critical for ensuring our success in the long term. Innovation
partnerships with some leading
universities  and research
laboratories, such as  the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology or
the BCAST center of Brunel University in the UK, have been
forged.
Constellium  also  joined  the  France-based  IRT  cluster
earlier this year and expects  to realize some important 
developments from the group's collaboration.
Thanks to the importance
given to innovation at all levels, Constellium is ahead
of  the 
curve  on  aluminium  recycling.  For  example, it worked together
with
partners  of the whole value  chain to implement a  closed
recycling loop around
its  aerospace products. Constellium also 
recycles cans collected across Europe
and  supports initiatives in
several countries to increase recycling rates, such
as Every Can
Counts(R). 
Recycling  is a key pillar of  sustainable development, along with
transparency,
and  product  stewardship.  Taking  these  concerns 
into  account, Constellium
recently   joined   the   Carbon 
Disclosure  Project  (CDP)  through which  it transparently 
discloses its  carbon footprint  and strategy  related to
climate
change  and  environmental  impact.  As  a  founding  member 
of  the Aluminium
Stewardship  Initiative - along  with several
leading  producers and users along
the  aluminium value-chain  -
which  aims to  create a standard for sustainable,
social   and 
environmental  practices  through  a  multi-stakeholder
approach,
Constellium is calling for more industry players to join.
The aluminium industry
and  Constellium's efforts  to address  its
environment  footprint by ramping up recycling  and coalescing key
stakeholders, is a prime example of how innovation
must occur for a
company or industry to adapt. 
About Constellium 
Constellium, formerly Alcan Engineered Products, is a global sector
leader that
develops innovative, value added aluminium products and
solutions for a broad
scope of mark
ets and applications, including
aerospace, mass transportation,
automotive, packaging, energy and
building and construction. With over 9,000 employees Constellium is
structured in 3 divisions: Global Aerospace, Transportation and
Industry (Global ATI); Specialty Sheet; Extrusions
& Automotive
Structures. Constellium, with headquarters in Paris, is owned
by
affiliates of Apollo Global Management (51%), Rio Tinto (39%) and
the "Fonds
Strategique d'Investissement" FSI (10%). Constellium
generated EUR3.6 billion of revenue in 2011. 
www.constellium.com 
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