The world’s largest gathering of the aluminium industry, the ALUMINIUM 2010 trade fair, will be attracting some 18,000 trade visitors to Essen, Germany, this week. From 14-16 September 2010, aluminium producers, processors, suppliers of technology and plant for the production, processing and finishing of aluminium together with representatives of the user industries will be meeting to present the latest trends, innovative products, equipment and services.
The motto under which approximately 900 companies from about 45 different nations will be exhibiting is ‘Between Innovation and Environment’. More than half of the exhibitors are from abroad. Particularly noteworthy this year is the increase in the number of exhibitors from the Middle East. The organiser Reed Exhibitions and its partners Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie (GDA) and the European Aluminium Association (EAA) are expecting visitors from over 100 countries. The whole of the material’s value chain will be on view at ALUMINIUM 2010, from the raw material via semi-finished products through to finished products for all areas of application of aluminium. Plant manufacturers and equipment suppliers are the largest exhibitor group this year, followed by companies engaged in the manufacture of semi-finished products, casting and surface finishing.