Alcan Industries Limited Records

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.].

Administrative / 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.


Arranged into the following: publications; miscellaneous.

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Acquisition Information



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.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

No information found


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names