Alba wins praise for advanced R&D
Manama, November 3, 2009
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), a leading modern aluminium smelter, recently won praise from the Industry Ministry for the advanced technology at its research and development (R&D) department in improving production processes.
Alba’s administrative and technical operations were also hailed by Sayed Ali Shubbar Jawad, acting chief of assay and hallmarks, who led a delegation from the Directorate of Precious Metals and Gemstone Testing.
“The existence of a dedicated research and development department within the new organisational structure is a clear indication of Alba’s well proven position on the global industrial map as a company that is committed to constant improvement, and adoption of advanced technology in all fields, in producing high quality products for the local, regional and international markets,” said Ali Shubbar.
“Alba is a source of pride to all of us, and with this visit, we are keen on learning more about the recent technologies and equipment available in the department and how they can be used in metal testing,” he added.
Alba’s R&D head Abdulla Habib explained the means adopted in opening new communication channels with relevant bodies in Bahrain and outside.
These bodies include universities and educational institutions that would help in opening up fresh opportunities in aluminium related research.
“We agreed with the metal testing team in the importance of exchanging information and sharing experience and expertise in testing purity levels of gold and measuring gold samples in the radiology section,” said Habib.
“The results can be easily compared, which ensures the benefit of using radiations in determining the gold’s purity and carat,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service