ALUMINIUM 2021 The World's Leading Trade Fair for
Aluminium and its Application Industries
18 – 20 May 2021
Exhibition Center Düsseldorf


  • 31 July 2020

    Green car boom drives aluminium demand

    The Coronavirus pandemic has brought oil prices sharply down, no one would have predicted that oil prices would even dip briefly into negativ territory. Due to the lockdown in wide parts of the world, car sales fell in the first six month of this year in China and the US by a quarter, in Europe car sales even dropped 38 per cent. But whilst nobody knows, how long the deadly pandemic drags on, especially in the US and some countries in South America like Brazil, it looks like the worst may be over in other parts of the world. With lockdowns slowly lifted, people start to move around again. And since they have to wear face masks in public transport on busses, trains and in airplanes they very much prefer their own cars.

  • 13 July 2020

    Current situation in the automotive industry: Interview with Patrik Ragnarsson

    What is the current situation in the automotive industry and will the COVID-19 pandemic and the prolonged lockdown accelerate or set back the transformation in the automotive sector? Patrik Ragnarsson, Senior Automotive & Transport Manager at European Aluminium, answeres these and many more questions in the video interview.

  • 13 July 2020

    Corona and its effects on the aluminium industry in Germany

    What effects did the lockdown have on the aluminium industry in Germany? How is the current situation developing? And is the corona crisis a brake block or accelerator of the transformation processes in which the industry was already engaged before the outbreak of the pandemic? The answers are provided by Marius Baader, Executive Member of the Executive Board of Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e. V. (GDA), in the ALUMINIUM interview.

  • 07 July 2020

    First choice - green aluminium

    Climate change and environmental protection are also becoming a challenge for the metal trade. A new LME trading platform could help to determine, if consumers were willing to pay a premium for low-carbon aluminium.

  • 01 July 2020

    Postponed: ALUMINIUM World Trade Fair to be held from 18 to 20 May 2021

    ALUMINIUM, the world's leading trade fair for the aluminium industry, which was to take place in Düsseldorf from 6 to 8 October, has been postponed to 18 to 20 May 2021 due to the serious consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The accompanying ALUMINIUM Conference will also be postponed into the next year.

  • 25 May 2020

    Packaging industry remains stable despite corona crisis

    Particularly in the corona crisis, packaging assumes important functions in the supply of food, protective materials and medicines: it protects food from contamination, enables safe transport and ensures optimum shelf life of the products.

  • 25 May 2020

    Automotive industry slowly starting up again

    It is a small ray of hope for the aluminium industry: after several weeks of standstill due to the corona pandemic, some car manufacturers, such as VW, AUDI and Daimler, are gradually resuming production. The extent to which the machines start up depends on the market situation and the availability of supply chains, according to the industry.

  • 24 May 2020

    Pandemic plays havoc on metal markets

    The coronavirus pandemic took over the world’s attention and impacting every industry - in-cluding industrial metals. Matthew Chamberlain, the CEO of the London Metal Exchange (LME), sees the pandemic as a kind of Litmus test, showing how robust the business continu-ity procedures are.

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