Alcan Industries Limited Records
Reference code(s): GB 0218 D4238
Title: Alcan Industries Limited Records
Short title: Alcan Industries Limited, records
Dates of creation: 1950-1970
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 84 items
Name of creator(s): Alcan Industries Limited
Administrative and biographical history: Northern Aluminium Company (Noral) was incorporated in England in 1909. It began by selling aluminium products produced in America but during the 1920s acquired aluminium production facilities. In 1939 the company established works at Rogerstone, near Newport, Monmouthshire, in response to the increased need for arms production. In 1958 the Rogerstone site was expanded. In 1960 Northern Aluminium became Alcan Industries Limited and in 2004 Alcan's Rogerstone works still produce coils of aluminium alloy. The Northern Aluminium Company produced the in house magazine Noral News, 1950-1962. Following the renaming of the company the magazine was relaunched as the Alcan Magazine in 1962.
Scope and content: Copies of Noral News, 1950-1962, the Alcan Magazine, 1962-1970, and other publications, 1952-1970; aluminium coiled sheet, weight calculator and flat sheet and plate calculator, [n. d.]; Alcan paperweight, [n. d.].
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: publications; miscellaneous.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Archival history: No information found
Immediate source of acquisition: 
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Alcan Industries Limited, catalogue; Alcan website (www.alcanrolledproducts.com), viewed 14 June 2004.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: June 2004