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


  • 14 December 2020

    Hot topic green aluminium: Whirlpool of misunderstandings

    The London Metal Exchange (LME) has been applauded as well as strongly criticised for the mere idea to propose a new spot market trading platform for sustainably produced metals. For the exchange it was suf-ficient to issue a discussion paper on metals to find itself in a kind of whirlpool of misunder-standings.

  • 04 December 2020

    Premiere of the GDA Aluminium Profile Award: Solutions from transport and architecture categories take the win

    For the first time, the German Aluminium Industry Association (Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e. V. ) has presented an award for particularly innovative extruded aluminum profile solutions. The first prize winners include a battery carrier system for electric vehicles and a sunshade system.

  • 03 December 2020

    E-magazine for ALUMINIUM 2021

    E-mobility, automation, additive manufacturing - the Kick-Off Edition of the ALUMINIUM trade fair newspaper reveals where the international aluminium industry is heading.

  • 02 November 2020

    Additive manufacturing - the next big thing for aluminium?

    How will additive manufacturing influence design and the traditional aluminium value chain? Pritam Pritu from IBM and Lea Eilert from ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing explained the challenges and potentials in the context of the ALUMINIUM Online Showcase.

  • 01 November 2020

    European Aluminium: A sustainable industrial recovery plan for aluminium

    As a result of the corona crisis, the European aluminum industry is experiencing a significant drop in production. At the ALUMINIUM Online Showcase, Gerd Goetz, Director General of the European Aluminium industry association, explained what a sustainable recovery plan for the industry could look like.

  • 28 October 2020

    Industry 4.0: Springboard into the future

    The opportunities offered by digitisation and industry 4.0 technologies such as additive manufacturing are unique. Whether in production, in the trade with semi-finished products or in joint research and development with customers: Digitisation provides the aluminium industry with undreamt-of opportunities to optimise processes and delivery routes, save materials and reduce costs.

  • 28 October 2020

    The battle of the battery housing: Steel versus aluminium

    The transition to the electric car is strengthening the role of aluminum as a material for automotive engineering. Nevertheless: Aluminium is also feeling the competition. This can now be clearly seen in the battery housings for electric cars. Here steel, once dominant in the entire vehicle construction sector, is currently gaining ground again.

  • 15 October 2020

    Consultation with the federal and state governments: Trade fairs can continue to take place

    Even after the decisions made by the federal and state governments on October 14, 2020 to contain the corona pandemic, trade fairs can still be held in Germany.

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