Media Releases

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The magic formula for festive delights: aluminium foil preserves the quality and shelf life of chocolate Santas

This year, the German confectionery industry is once again presenting an impressive 167 million chocolate Father Christmases and Father Christmases for the festive season, according to a recent survey by the Federation of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI).

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Elections to EAFA Board confirmed for the period until 2025

The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) is pleased to announce that Bruno Rea and Alexander Dörsel have been re-elected as Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, by members of the Roller Group.

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Solid performance for aluminium foil deliveries in Q3 maintains 2022 progress

Despite a small dip in deliveries in the third quarter of 2022, down just 0,3% at 237,800 tonnes compared to the same period in 2021, the year to date (YTD) performance is still 0,4% ahead of the previous year. The three-month period July to September 2022 saw a solid performance across all markets.

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Demand for aluminium foil stabilizes in first half of 2022

The first half of 2022 saw stability return to deliveries of foil for containers and technical applications while converter foil production continued the increase seen in Q1 due, in part, to more out of home consumption, according to figures just released by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA). Exports continued to decline at the rate which was the average for 2021 (-15%).  Overall demand grew in the first half of 2022 by 0.7% compared with 2021, reaching 494,000 tonnes (2021: 490,300t).

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Strong domestic demand continues to offset export decline for European aluminium foil rollers

The first quarter of 2022 saw strong domestic demand offset a continuing decline in exports for European aluminium foil deliveries. Overall, the tonnage produced, 244,700, was just 0.2% below the same period last year. Demand in the larger domestic market segment was up 5%, while exports dropped sharply by 27%, as pressures on several non-domestic fronts continue to weigh, according to figures released recently by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).

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Aluminium foil: the most beautiful garment for chocolate Easter bunnies

Easter without chocolate bunnies? Unthinkable. According to the BDSI (Association of the German Confectionery Industry), a good 239 million bunnies will be produced in Germany alone in the 2022 season. Of these, 119 million will remain in Germany, while the remaining 120 million chocolate bunnies will be exported. The bunnies are very different: small, large, milk or dark chocolate. But almost all of them have one thing in common - a garment made of aluminium foil. There are good reasons for this, and not just the look.

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