01/2014 - 3rd Global Aluminium Foil Roller Conference early 2014 in Dubai

The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) announced that the third global aluminium foil roller conference (GLAFCO) will take place from 15th – 17th January 2014 in Dubai.

Delegates from the international aluminium foil roller industry are expected to continue the coordinated actions on foil sustainability and promotion to support market growth globally and highlight innovative developments.

Stefan Glimm, EAFA Executive Director, commenting on the conference said, “Our objective is to gather more than 90% of the global foil market in Dubai – 10% more than last time. The industry wants to continue building one global voice for foil on sustainable and promotion issues to support further growth. Both in packaging and technical applications aluminium foil has the great advantage of saving more resources than it consumes, through the complete value and supply chain."

The first joint project ‘A Global Moment with Alufoil’ was launched at the last conference. It comprises a brochure in several languages and a multilingual website www.global-alufoil.org. The report demonstrates alufoil’s versatility, through the multiplicity of applications for which it is suitable. In addition it shows the methods the industry is using to provide solutions for a world facing growing population, urbanisation, climate change, and depletion of scarce resources.

The 3rd GLAFCO is organised by EAFA, the global network leader of foil producers. The conference is open for foil rollers worldwide. Previous conferences were held in Oman and Thailand. Supporters are Achenbach Buschhütten, Kampf, Oman Aluminium Rolling Company, Novelis PAE, Thiel & Hoche and the International Aluminium Institute (IAI). The strategic partner is CRU.

Further information: Guido Aufdemkamp

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