The Fourth Global Aluminum Foil Producers Conference Held
The "Fourth Global Foil Producer Conference", organized by Global Aluminum Foil Producers Initiative (GLAFRI), was held in Shanghai from September 7 to 9, 2016. A total of more than 120 people from 27 countries around the world attended the event, including representatives from 47 major aluminum foil manufacturers, some suppliers of foil industry suppliers and customers. This is the first global aluminum foil manufacturer in China, to promote the application of aluminum foil and aluminum foil sustainable development issues.
As the world 's largest producer and consumer of aluminum foil on behalf of China' s leading 18 aluminum foil manufacturing enterprises attended the meeting. Vice Chairman of China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association and Chairman of China Nonferrous Metals Processing Industry Association were invited to attend the opening ceremony and delivered opening remarks. Chairman of GLAFRI, Mr. Oliver Hommen, Head of Global Aluminum Foil Products Division of Hydro, Chairman of GLAFRI, Mr. Chen Siwei, Vice President of Haishu Aluminum Foil, Mr. Jan Homan, President of European Aluminum Foil Association and Mr. Axel Barton, President of Achenbach.
Documentary Army in the speech will be compared to the aluminum foil meeting G27, because the meeting representatives from 27 countries. Literature Army said that the theme of the G20 summit in 2016 identified as "building an innovative, dynamic, coordinated, inclusive world economy." This can also be the theme of the global aluminum foil meeting, or is our aluminum industry's vision! In the context of global economic downturn, aluminum foil market is facing growth slowdown and sustainable development of new challenges, cooperation and win-win is our important choice.
The documentary army believes that this meeting is "the global aluminum foil producer initiative organization" GLAFRI since the beginning of last year from the original project cooperation organization officially changed to international, industry organization after the first global meeting, the first meeting held in China also has Special significance, indicating that the global aluminum foil people concerned about the Chinese aluminum foil industry and the market. He hoped that you can visit and communicate with Chinese enterprises to learn more about the real aluminum foil industry in China and understand the efforts and progress of Chinese aluminum foil participants. This will help to promote understanding and cooperation.
Speaking at the welcoming ceremony, Mr. Chen Siwei, Vice Chairman of GLAFRI and Executive Director of Haishu Aluminum Foil, said that about 10 years ago, some aluminum foil industry entrepreneurs had a vision to establish a global platform for the aluminum foil industry. Initiative project emerged and evolved into today's industry organizations. Today's record-setting participants demonstrate once again that their vision has created value for our industry. This value is to jointly promote the growth of the global aluminum foil market and increase the consumption level and consumption of aluminum foil in all regions and countries. At the moment we are the aluminum foil industry's most intelligent brain together, no matter where we come from, what language, we have a common goal, that is to promote the growth of aluminum foil to promote the use of aluminum foil. I sincerely believe that our production of aluminum foil is the best packaging solution is to save and save the world's food resources the most effective way.
During the two-day conference, 26 speakers delivered speeches on macroeconomics, raw material supply, global and regional aluminum foil industry and market, aluminum foil production technology, aluminum foil application and so on. Each speaker focused on the global aluminum foil market progress and the latest research and development, application of information, exchange of various countries and regions in the aluminum foil market development experience.
During the conference, the organization of aluminum foil was held and the new management team was selected to discuss the aluminum foil industry's response to challenges and to promote aluminum foil sustainable development and market growth.
Before the meeting, the participants also visited the Kunshan Aluminum Co., Ltd., the company focus on quality, safety, environmental protection and service management philosophy and performance to the international counterparts left a good impression.
The participants of this conference are from a wide range of sources, high-level personnel, diverse issues, exchange in-depth, increased consensus, focused on conveying the important information mainly in the following areas:
1.Global aluminum foil continued to grow, is to promote the growth of electrolytic aluminum an important driving force
According to CRU data, the global aluminum foil consumption increased from 3.3 million tons in 2009 to more than 5 million tons in 2015, with an average annual growth rate of 7.2%. Although in 2015 by the global economic downturn, aluminum foil consumption growth rate of decline, but still increased by 3%. Emerging countries, particularly in Asia, are leading the growth of the aluminum foil market, mainly by the middle-income and affluent segments of the population, which are creating opportunities for aluminum foil applications in packaging and pharmaceuticals. Aluminum foil consumption in developed countries remained stable and moderate growth in the next few years this trend will remain. The global aluminum foil market still has growth potential, is still an important driving force to promote the growth of electrolytic aluminum.
Mr. Oliver Hommen, Chairman of GLAFRI, also cited a set of data demonstrating the potential for expanded aluminum foil applications. In Europe and North America, per capita packaging aluminum foil is 1.2 kg / year, Japan is 0.9 kg, and the global average of 0.3 kg foil, China is 0.5 kg, 0.1 kg in India, 0.4 kg in South America, South Africa is 0.2 kg.
Representatives from China, Japan, Austria, Germany, Turkey, Russia, Thailand, the United States, Sweden, Korea, India, Malaysia and other countries introduced their own or the region's aluminum foil market.
Europe: Demand for the European market is 894,000 tons in 2015, up by 3%, with an annual growth rate of 2.9% in 2011-2015, with an increase of 0.86 million tons in 2015, with a total import volume of 128,000 tons and export volume of 94,000 tons. Ton.
US: After the financial crisis, the aluminum foil market is generally stable. Demand in 2015 was 610,000 tons, a slight decrease from the previous year. The proportion of imports has accounted for 30%, of which two-thirds of imports from China. Alcohol consumption in containers / packaging (68%), consumer durables (20%) and transportation (8%) accounts for 95% of the US market.
Brazil: As a result of the economic downturn, the output of aluminum foil decreased by 8.2% to 78,000 tons in 2015, the average annual decline of 4.3% in the past five years; 2015 consumption of 87,000 tons, down 8.4%, a corresponding reduction in imports.
Japan: aluminum foil market demand in general showed a downward trend, from 135,000 tons in 2000, down to 9.7 million tons in 2015, of which imports 38,900 tons, 79% from China. The Japanese market for home aluminum foil and food packaging aluminum foil increased significantly.
South Korea: South Korea has been a net importer of aluminum foil. Aluminum foil consumption in 2015 66,000 tons, the average annual increase over the past five years was 1.3%. Due to increasing imports from China, South Korea's aluminum foil production declined year by year, in 2015 is 89,000 tons; its net export volume has gradually dropped to 23,000 tons.
India: foil market demand of 176,000 tons, pharmaceutical and conversion foil accounted for 26%, is expected to grow at about 8%; household foil 5%, 6% container foil, the two parts is expected to increase more than 10%. India is now 0.15 kg per capita consumption of aluminum foil, much lower than the global level of 0.6 kg per capita. Future growth potential is great.
Turkey and the Middle East: 2015 consumption of 203,000 tons in the Middle East, the output of 132,000 tons, production capacity of 262,000 tons, the net import volume of 71,000 tons. In the next three years, consumption of aluminum foil in Turkey is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 4.8%, compared with 4.2% in the Middle East. Population growth, industrialization and lifestyle changes will boost consumption in the region.
2.China has become the world's emerging aluminum foil manufacturing base and the largest aluminum foil market
The meeting, the Chinese aluminum foil to become a common high-profile hot spots. Mr. Dong Chunming, General Manager of "China Aluminum Foil Producer Organization", China Light Metal Information Consultant Company, gave a speech on China's aluminum foil industry and market.
Dong Chunming that the growth in China's aluminum foil slowdown in exports of aluminum foil continues to face challenges facing the new situation, the problem of overcapacity will be highlighted, he called on enterprises to recognize the situation, carefully re-investment expansion. To further expand the domestic application of aluminum foil and the market will be the industry is an important choice! Although the current aluminum foil packaging market in China and consumption of surface area is increasing, but the aluminum foil in the social cognitive aspects still have some deviations, there are some negative sound of aluminum foil. Therefore, in the past few years, the Chinese aluminum foil industry has actively participated in the global aluminum foil initiative project, and made efforts in promoting aluminum foil, carried out a series of work and achieved initial results. The participants of the international aluminum foil industry in China are also on the marketing efforts in the aluminum foil affirmed and appreciated that China is outside Europe, the most active response and participation in the aluminum foil initiative of the country.
3.Aluminum foil manufacturing technology and equipment to further upgrade the innovative application of aluminum foil is increasing
Aluminum foil equipment manufacturer Achenbach and slitting and rolling equipment manufacturers Kang Fu introduced their aluminum foil for the development of innovative technology and products. They will focus on technology development to improve the equipment of the digital, network and intelligent manufacturing. Achenbach focused on their OPTILINK system, which is a bridge between production and the digital world. The system can record all the parameters of the equipment running in real time and store the historical data, can generate various analysis reports, help equipment operation and maintenance, and improve operational efficiency. Their integrated sensors, prediction models, and functional modules are also presented.
Kang Fu introduced their latest processing 4.0 development plan, will make the winder and slitter in the network-based before and after the control process to break the original boundaries, to achieve a unified data management. All of the installed machines can be networked to a data interface. The Comfort Center at the remote service platform provides flexible data access, data exchange, data analysis, and device monitoring. Consolidated use of valuable data helps to increase overall productivity, increase flexibility, and ensure stable operational capability. But also through the service interface and customer networks connected to improve the intelligent service capabilities.
Torbjorn Sternsjo from Grangeis introduced the application of aluminum foil in the technical field. Including the automotive heat transfer, lithium-ion batteries, HVAC aluminum heat exchanger applications are showing growth.
Koichi MIKAMI of Japan's largest flexible packaging supplier, Dainippon Printing Co., Ltd., introduced the development trend of high barrier flexible packaging in Southeast Asia and China. According to reports, from the packaging business point of view, because of the best barrier and other unique properties, aluminum foil present and future will be widely used in a variety of flexible packaging. Due to the best gas, moisture and light barrier and other unique properties, aluminum foil present and future will be widely used in a variety of flexible packaging. At the same time, some brands require manufacturers to continuously reduce the thickness of aluminum foil to reduce costs, packaging enterprises are also innovative design flexible packaging products to meet the increasingly diverse needs. Japan's Toyo Aluminum introduced the aluminum foil in the capacitor, lithium batteries, solar cookers, food packaging innovative application cases.
4.Aluminum foil materials are still facing many challenges and challenges, the urgent need to emphasize the contribution of aluminum foil on sustainability
Some investigations and some public opinion shows that the aluminum industry is facing some crises and challenges related to their own real interests and the long-term interests of society as a whole. The community's negative evaluation of the aluminum industry has been uninterrupted. Industry and the public on the characteristics and advantages of aluminum the lack of basic knowledge, more comprehensive, application to be new breakthroughs, the need to promote from the aluminum industry and systematic, technical and strong support. Due to the high energy consumption in primary aluminum production, aluminum materials, including aluminum foil, are facing some negative perceptions and controversies and are threatened by material substitution in an era of reduced carbon emissions.
Therefore, the participants believe that the aluminum foil industry needs in the whole industry chain partners with the support of a global voice to promote the sustainable development of aluminum foil, to emphasize not only from the production process to determine the carbon emissions of material sustainability , Should have more consideration. To emphasize the application of aluminum foil is to reduce the consumption of resources and higher resource efficiency. To actively share the best application cases, to promote innovation and development of aluminum foil. To share the aluminum foil industry through the foil industry, the total "sales" costs to enhance the operating efficiency of the participants.
The European Foil Association (EAFA), an industry organization with years of experience and concerted action plans for aluminum foil promotion and industry response, and Guido Aufdemkamp, Managing Director of EAFA, presented the current initiatives in the aluminum foil industry to address sustainability issues. EAFA is focused on the outside world with a wide range of cognitive and negative voices. It focuses on industry research, case studies, information dissemination, consumer education and stakeholder communication to support resource efficiency and better sustainable consumption. Production, aluminum foil to create a good market environment. According to reports, EAFA six full-time staff and a number of part-time staff, each year to raise about hundreds of thousands of euros for the Association's foil promotion work, all funded by the member units in accordance with the scale of business to share. They have established the industry cooperation mechanism and industry organization mode of operation, through years of investment in the aluminum foil public welfare research results, and the accumulation of successful experience of other countries and regions have important reference, also provides important support.
5.The global aluminum foil manufacturer initiative to organize the aluminum foil industry to meet the challenges of cooperation platform
GLAFRI, an independent industry association, was created in January 2015 and is based on the original Global Foil Producer Initiative. Its purpose is to coordinate the sustainable development in the aluminum foil-related actions to promote the aluminum foil market growth and promote innovation and development of the industry. Its members are mainly aluminum foil producers and currently have 60 members from 27 countries. These aluminum foil production enterprises accounted for about 50% of the world. Almost 10% of the world's annual production of primary aluminum is processed into aluminum foil, which is the main area for aluminum downstream processing and application.
Mr. Stefan Glimm, Director-General of the Global Foil Producers Initiative, introduced the global aluminum foil roll-out and global foil network and partner building since the organization's inception. GLAFRI in China to carry out the promotion of aluminum foil lunch boxes and containers, aluminum foil information dissemination, aluminum foil packaging display and other special events is one of the highlights of the organization since its establishment. Mr. Stefan believes that GLAFRI has become the aluminum foil industry to meet the challenges of cooperation platform in the global issue of the same voice, reflecting the global aluminum foil consistency. As more manufacturers join GLAFRI, the sound of aluminum foil will be stronger and will spread across a wider area.
In this meeting of the members of the General Assembly, also elected a new management. Mr. Oliver Hommen, Head of Global Aluminum Foil Products at Hydro Aluminum, was elected as the new President of the Global Foil Producer Initiative. Mr. G? Ksal Güng? R, General Manager of Assan Aluminum, Turkey; Mr. Patrick Lawor, CEO of Grangebis America, was elected as Vice Chairman of GLAFRI.
Under the new management of GLAFRI, the work plan for the next two years was discussed. Among them, China Aluminum Foil Innovation Award selection activities have been officially launched. Mr. Oliver Hommen, Chairman of GLAFRI, said, "We will continue to promote the application of aluminum foil as a preferred material in many fields and show our aluminum foil and aluminum foil industries a responsible, sustainable and sustainable image to promote the aluminum foil industry and society's sustainable development.
It is reported that as of the end of September, there have been 17 key enterprises in China to join GLAFRI, including: Ha Shun aluminum foil, Kunshan Aluminum, Shanghai Shenhuo aluminum foil, Ding Sheng Aluminum, Da Yalu, North China Aluminum, Luoyang Wanji aluminum processing, Nanshan Group, the East China Sea aluminum foil, Luoyang Longding Aluminum, Yunnan Haoxin aluminum foil, Henan Mingtai Aluminum, Alcoa Henan Luoyang aluminum foil, Shandong Deli Group, Shandong Lufeng aluminum foil, South Aluminum Foil, Jiangsu Fengyuan Aluminum, Guizhou Aluminum Aluminum industry.