According to a recent article, on Packaging Europe’s website, aluminium packaging manufacturers in Europe had great financial year in 2011.
The article claims:
“At 401,300 tonnes (t) of aluminium foils, tubes, and aerosol and beverage cans, aluminium packaging manufacturers were producing almost at the high level of the previous year (2010: 405,000 t).”
The article also notes that there was an increase in beverage can production, and manufacturers of aluminium aerosol cans grew considerably and achieved a new record in production. Additionally, there was a strong demand for aluminium in the European markets of food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
According to Manfred Mertens of Hydro Aluminium,
“Aluminium is one of the best-performing packaging materials. It has universal applications and excellent barrier characteristics – either as mono-material or used together with other packaging materials, in cases where food requirements and optimum protection of the content are the factors to be satisfied.”
Read the original article and learn more about the demand for aluminium packaging.