About us

The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA)

The European Aluminium Foil Association is the main trade association, specifically representing companies engaged in the rolling and rewinding of aluminium foil and the manufacturing of semi-rigid alufoil containers and household foil in Europe. With its more than 40 members, the organisation represents the total aluminium foil rolling market in Europe. Founded in 1974 it has its roots in associations dating back to the 1920s.

The Association

Representing companies active in the EAFA Roller Group, EAFA Container Group and EAFA Rewinder Group.
The association's activities on behalf of its members include the compilation and sharing of statistical information, market research, generic PR, and promoting aluminium foil and developing the interests of the foil manufacturing and converting industry with third parties. Sustainability issues are high on the agenda for both aluminium foil and flexible packaging and activities include environmental lobbying for flexible packaging on European level. Food contact is another area in which the association is active.

Years of experience
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Our Activities

Who we are

EAFA is active is promoting the European foil and flexible packaging industry internationally and creating relationships with sister associations around the globe.
On request, initiatives are undertaken by the association to help members with the threats and stresses of the business and legislative environment. Generic market research sets benchmarks for the promotion and development of market sectors.

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Position positively alufoil and its applications in the sustainability debate


Support Progress

Share good practices and support projects to further improve the sustainability performances.

Develop Knowledge

Close critical knowledge gaps and buil evidences.


Liaise with relevant organisations and influence for fair legislation.


Coomunicate and build a positive image.

What we do

  • Market Research and Statistics
  • Communication
  • Sustainability and Advocacy
  • generic Public Relations
  • promoting aluminium foil
  • developing the interest of the foil manufactoring
  • converting industry with third parties
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Our Team

Meet the team who makes everything we do possible

Guido Aufdemkamp

Executive Director

Anja Holthoff-Schlegel

Director Statistics & Market Analysis

Dr. Ernst Simon

Director Regulatory Affairs

Jean-Paul Duquet

Director Sustainability

Wiebke Reisner

Manager Sustainability

Roberta Colotta

Manager Public Affairs

Patrick Altenstrasser

Manager Communications

Astrid Albaum

Executive Assistant

Julia Niklass

Assistant Communications & Events

At a glance


Aluminium foil in flexible packaging and other applications such as container, household and technical applications.


realtionships with sister associations around the globe.

Market Research

sets benchmarks for the promotion and development of market sectors.