) rose around 1% during the trading session following the launch
of a proprietary surface finishing technology, ProStrength. The
technology will allow consumer electronics companies to use
aerospace-grade aluminum to reduce the weight and thickness and
increase the sturdiness of mobile devices.
ProStrength Finishing Technology is a process that enables mobile
device makers to design clear or color-anodized durable surfaces
using high-strength, heat treatable aluminum alloys that are used
in the aerospace and defense industries. Application of these
alloys will reduce the thickness and weight of the device by over
Customers usually purchase electronic devices based on the size,
design and feel factor of the gadget. ProStrength's anodized
finish on aerospace-grade aluminum alloys perfectly complements
customer requirement of a metallic look and feel while
concurrently producing thinner, lighter, and more durable mobile
ProStrength Finishing Technology was developed at the Alcoa
Technical Center. Alcoa collaborated with major consumer
electronic (CE) companies and designers to facilitate the use of
aluminum in mobile devices. Usage of aluminum in the CE market
has increased as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) prefer
its aesthetic quality, light weight and ability to dissipate
In 2012, Alcoa introduced the ColorKast Die Cast Technology in
the consumer electronics market. The technology is used by
Samsung in its new digital camera NX210. ColorKast Die Cast
technology allowed Alcoa to produce color anodizable aluminum die
cast components with high-end cosmetics.
Alcoa currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Other mining stocks with a favorable Zacks Rank are
First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
McEwen Mining Inc.
Denison Mines Corp.
). All hold a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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