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The third quarter of 2020 saw some welcome recovery in deliveries of aluminium foil which experienced growth of 1.7% in the period. This was caused, to a large extent, by a stronger export performance, with sales outside Europe increasing by 13.7%, according to figures just released by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA). Total deliveries in the year to date now stand at 709,000 tonnes (2019: 715,000 tonnes), a slight decrease of 0.8%

Aluminium foil deliveries inside Europe stayed relatively strong thanks to more demand for some gauges used in packaging application, during the current pandemic. Exports continued to decline due to lockdowns in many economies and disrupted supply chains. Total deliveries were down 4.5% in Q2, compared to 2019, at 234,000 tonnes. The first six months of this year saw production fall 2.0%, to 476,000 tonnes, according to figures just released by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).

To help packaging manufacturers and other end users understand the different visual characteristics which may occur on the surface of the aluminium foil they receive for printing, laminating and converting, the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) has created an illustrated catalogue explaining these.

Total shipments of aluminium foil in the first quarter of 2020 increased slightly compared with the same period in 2019, reaching 242,100 tonnes (2019: 240,700t.) European deliveries rose by 3.4% but this was largely offset by a steep drop in exports, down 13.3%, according to the latest figures from the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).

A healthy outlook for the barbecue season: aluminium foil and trays offer protection against carcinogenic substances.

Alufoil Trophy 2020: Winners show engineering, marketing and sustainability of aluminium foil at full potential