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Brussels/Zürich. 11.01.2016: European Aluminium welcomes ESTAL, the Europeanassociation of Surface Treatment on Aluminium, as a member.
To increase benefits to its membership, ESTAL decided to join forces with European Aluminium as of 1st January 2016. Both associations work with the same metal – Aluminium – and are active on the building and the transport markets.
This year’s ESTAL Congress took place on 17th – 18th September 2015 in Porto (Portugal). After Munich in 2011 and Krakow in 2013, the ESTAL Congress 2015 was again a success. Organised together with Portuguese national association APAL, the congress attracted 130 delegates from 16 countries in Porto.
Under the right conditions, Europe’s aluminium industry can flourish. At present, however, factors such as increasing electricity prices and burdensome regulations threaten EU plants. The European Commission is therefore evaluating how to address these challenges and ensure a brighter future for aluminium production in Europe.
In recent years, the demand for aluminium is constantly growing: thanks to its characteristics of versatility and lightness, this par