PARIS – Automotive purchasing agents are penciling in a new name under the "metals, aluminum sheet" category. Novelis, an Alcan Inc. spin-off, will enter corporate life Jan. 1 as a $6.2 billion aluminum rolling company with $650 million a year in revenue from producing aluminum sheet for hoods, deck lids and other stamped automotive parts. Projects similar to the aluminum-intensive Audi A8 could see Alcan and Novelis work together. Last year Alcan, a Canadian company, purchased ...

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