The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA)
The European Aluminium Foil Association is the main trade association, specifically representing companies engaged in the rolling and rewinding of aluminium foil and the manufacturing of semi-rigid alufoil containers and household foil in Europe. With its more than 40 members, the organisation represents the total aluminium foil rolling market in Europe. Founded in 1974 it has its roots in associations dating back to the 1920s.
The association's activities on behalf of its members include the compilation and sharing of statistical information, market research, generic PR, and promoting aluminium foil and developing the interests of the foil manufacturing and converting industry with third parties.
Sustainability issues are high on the agenda for both aluminium foil and flexible packaging and activities include environmental lobbying for flexible packaging on European level. Food contact is another area in which the association is active.
EAFA is active is promoting the European foil and flexible packaging industry internationally and creating relationships with sister associations around the globe.
On request, initiatives are undertaken by the association to help members with the threats and stresses of the business and legislative environment. Generic market research sets benchmarks for the promotion and development of market sectors.