Alufoil celebrates past and eyes bright future

By Rory Harrington

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Aluminium foil as a packaging solution is marking its centenary in 2010. Stefan Glimm, executive director of the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA), reflects on how this packing mainstay continues to build on its ability to provide the highest barrier protection properties while adapting to the needs of the new millennium.

This multi-functional and technically sophisticated material has undergone significant lightweighting over recent decades. Constant innovation combined with increasing resource efficiency and first class recyclability mean that not only is alufoil used across a huge range of markets and applications, but it has also firmly established its green credentials, the EAFA chief tells

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