To lead product research, material re-engineering, adhesive development
Bruno Rea, commercial director at Laminazione Sottile Group of Italy, has been elected as the new president of the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).
Confirmed at the association’s summer conference in Bilbao, Spain, he succeeds Jan Homan of Constantia Flexibles, who served two terms.
Following his election, Rea said: ‘The industry enjoyed a record breaking 2016 and the economic outlook, both in Europe and the rest of the world, is very positive. In all the core markets for aluminum foil, such as packaging and construction, the story is one of increasing demand and new opportunities for growth.
‘EAFA has a strong voice thanks to its strong membership and organization. It is my task to ensure we continue to represent the sector at the highest levels and that the association leads the way in promoting good practice, resource efficiency, sustainability and innovation.’
EAFA is the international body representing companies engaged in flexible packaging, in rolling and rewinding of aluminum foil, and the manufacture of aluminium closures and semi-rigid containers. Its more than 100 members include companies in Western, Central and Eastern Europe.
‘Our sector must work together for improved business opportunities, so EAFA has always set itself an ambitious agenda and l hope our voice and actions will grow even stronger in the future, for the benefit of our members and the industry at large,’ concluded Rea.