27th – 29th September 2022
Exhibition Center Düsseldorf

Official Supporters

AD Aluminium Deutschland
Aluminium Deutschland (AD), headquartered in Düsseldorf, was founded in its present form in Dresden in 1992. We are an association of aluminum companies that produce raw aluminum or aluminum products, also in combination with other materials. As an industry association, we represent the interests of an efficient aluminum industry and its jobs with the aim:

- To communicate the economic, ecological and technical advantages of aluminum as a material, also in competition with other materials, and thus to increase the use of the "material for tomorrow's world";
- To realize the ecological, economic and social ideas of the aluminum industry in the sense of sustainability;
- To purposefully continue on the path toward realizing sustainable, future-oriented development in the aluminum industry and in dialogue with all social groups.

European Aluminium
European Aluminium, founded in 1981 and based in Brussels, is the voice of the aluminium industry in Europe. We actively engage with decision makers and the wider stakeholder community to promote the outstanding properties of aluminium, secure growth and optimise the contribution our metal can make to meeting Europe’s sustainability challenges. Through environmental and technical expertise, economic and statistical analysis, scientific research, education and sharing of best practices, public affairs and communication activities, European Aluminium promotes the use of aluminium as a material with permanent properties that is part of the solution to achieving sustainable goals, while maintaining and improving the image of the industry, of the material and of its applications among their stakeholders. Our 80+ members include primary aluminium producers; downstream manufacturers of extruded, rolled and cast aluminium; producers of recycled aluminium and national aluminium associations are representing more than 600 plants in 30 European countries.

Industry Partners of ALUMINIUM

Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing

ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing, located on the RWTH Aachen Campus, pools resources and facilitates industry access to the additive manufacturing know-how of leading scientific and research institutions. ACAM is the one-stop shop for additive manufacturing, covering the entire process chain from design to quality control and focusing on topics such as automating the process chain, developing customized materials, increasing productivity and reducing lead times. In addition, ACAM offers opportunities for collaborative research and development, a sophisticated training and education program, and an online platform that enables industry members to build business relationships and share practical knowledge.


CECOF was founded in 1972 as a European association platform for the thermo processing industry. Since then, CECOF has developed into the respected voice and lobby organisation of the the industry in Europe. Against the background of common interests, it was decided in 2019 to open up to companies of the metallurgical plant construction sector and to change the name to CECOF - The European Committee of Industrial Furnace, Heating and Metallurgical Equipment Associations. CECOF represents the industry's interest vis-à-vis national and European institutions, sets and harmonises national rules, regulations and standards and elaborates technical guidelines. Attractive platforms are provided by organising events and supporting exhibition activities.


CEMAFON - The European Foundry Equipment Suppliers Association (founded in 1972) is the respected voice and lobby organisation of the European manufacturers of foundry machinery and plants, furnaces and products for the foundry industry. It incorporates about all relevant manufacturers of this kind of equipment. CEMAFON represents its members' interests in economic as well as technical and trade issues and is dealing intensively with the harmonisation of national rules, regulations and standards in Europe concerning the safety of foundry machinery and equipment.

CRU - World Aluminium Conference 2021

With the success of our Virtual event series last year, we will be launching CRU’s World Aluminium conference series for 2021 shortly. This year’s series will include a number of events to keep you updated on the latest developments in the market. It includes the flagship World Aluminium Virtual Conference 2021 in May, a North America focus in August, and culminate at the ALUMINIUM World Fair in Düsseldorf in September. The series will also include some training seminars and content led webinars. For updates on World Aluminium Conference Series 2021 please click here:

European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) e.V.

The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) is the international body representing companies engaged in the rolling and rewinding of alufoil and in the manufacture of aluminium closures, alufoil semi-rigid containers and of all kind of flexible packaging. Its more than 100 members include companies in Western, Central and Eastern Europe. The association's activities on behalf of its members include the compilation and sharing of statistical information, market research, and promoting aluminium foil and developing the interests of the industry with third parties. Sustainability issues are also high on the agenda for both aluminium foil and flexible packaging.


FUNDIGEX is the Spanish association for Foundries and Casting Equipment Manufacturers. Our mission is to promote and assist our member companies on international markets through the organization of trade delegations, joint participation on international fairs, organization of B2B meetings etc. FUNDIGEX also provides information about the associated companies and represents them on international forums and offers support with international legal and administrative issues. FUNDIGEX will shortly take the first steps to create a specific sub-association with the objective to represent the companies in the Aluminium sector internationally and assist them in their worldwide expansion.

Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative

The Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI) is the organization which coordinates worldwide actions to promote market development, stimulate innovation and present a unified approach to sustainability issues for the aluminium foil roller industry. Members benefit from being part of a vast global network of leading players, sharing ideas and solutions to common challenges, generate accurate market statistics and develop marketing initiatives for the industry.

GSB International

GSB International is the first quality association for the coating of aluminium building parts world-wide. The independent testing of coating plants, coating material and pre-treatment chemicals according to the GSB quality regulations guarantees highest quality as per the state of the art and even beyond. GSB is a reliable partner for building contractors, architects and metal construction companies.

Verband für die Oberflächenveredelung von Aluminium e.V. (VOA)

The Association for Surface Finishing of Aluminium (VOA e.V.) represents the economic and technical interests of companies within the eloxal and surface coating sector. In 1990 it emanated from the ELOXAL-Association and has presently 65 members and about 30 sustaining members. Since August 2005 VOA is the general licensee of QUALIDECO, QUALISTRIP, QUALANOD and QUALICOAT, Zurich.

Media Partners of ALUMINIUM

Aluminium International Today

Aluminium International Today (AIT) is the leading bi-monthly English language journal dedicated to all sectors and regions of the international aluminium manufacturing and processing industry.

With more than 30 years’ experience, AIT is committed to delivering up-to date global news, events, and statistics, as well as more detailed technical articles, company and country profiles, conference reports and regular regional economic briefings.

The journal has changed dramatically since its formation and now publishes news regularly on its website: as well as a free weekly newsletter, which is sent to the inbox of more than 24,000 industry professionals.

In addition, AIT can be found discussing the latest industry news and views on social media sites such as Twitter and LinkedIn and on the recently launched the Aluminium: ON AIR Podcast, which highlights the challenges faced across the sector and growing green technology trends.

Aluminium Praxis

Aluminium Praxis, the leading industry and trade journal for the entire German-speaking region, provides buyers, production and manufacturing managers, designers and dealers with timely information on the processing and application of aluminum along the entire value chain. The editorial team conducts competent and well-founded research with journalistic care. With interviews, background reports and user reports, it provides expert and up-to-date information on the material-specific properties of aluminum, the latest processing technologies and innovative applications in a wide variety of markets and industries. Industry news, current information from the companies and an overview of the international aluminum industry reach all groups of people involved in the decision-making process in a monthly report. As an indispensable source of information, Aluminium Praxis is read by companies of all sizes - from small, medium-sized metal fabricators to corporate groups in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Benelux countries. This naturally also includes manufacturers of semi-finished products such as sheet, profiles or castings, metal traders and customer markets such as automotive, construction, the solar industry, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering. In addition, Aluminium Praxis reaches the window and facade manufacturers in the processing industry and trade, as well as the light metal processing metal construction companies, but also architects and property developers. As an industry newspaper for business and marketing, Aluminium Praxis is naturally read by the entire management.

Aluminium Journal

International ALUMINIUM Journal deals with all facets of aluminium’s value chain from the production of the metal via its processing through to recycling. The editorial focus is on smelting and semis production including the suppliers of plant, equipment and technology. Consideration is given to economic, technical and environmental/ecological topics as well as other aspects that affect the metal and its product applications in the different target markets. Aluminium relevant research articles from companies and institutes are also published. The publication is thus of particular interest to smelters and remelters, semis producers, foundries, fabricators and converters, metal traders, semis stock holders and research facilities. International ALUMINIUM Journal is distributed worldwide. Articles that are of global interest are published in English or bilingual (German and English).

Aluminium Kurier

ALUMINIUM KURIER is one of the leading trade newspapers in the aluminum and nonferrous metals sector in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The trade newspaper is published every 2 months in print and as an e-paper, plus various themed issues. A monthly newsletter and the platform provide you with the latest information from the aluminum industry - all completely free of charge. At we offer you the ideal platform for manufacturers and buyers of semi-finished products and sheet, profiles and castings. Metal traders and buyer markets such as automotive, construction, solar industry, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering obtain their information from here.