Gwent Archives

Alcan Industries Limited Records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D4238

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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.].


Language/script: English

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.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: No information found

Immediate source of acquisition: [2003]



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 (, 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



Aluminium industry and trade | Wales | Monmouthshire

House magazines | Wales | Monmouthshire

Personal names

Corporate names

Alcan Industries Limited

Northern Aluminium Company