Fact sheets

Current fact sheets from GDA covering various topics relating to aluminium can be found below. Amongst other things they include information on aluminium packaging (aluminium cans, bottles and foil) and bauxite.

Aluminium in the Packaging Industry - Production, Use, Recycling (2017)

Thus about eleven per cent of the total production of the aluminium industry is used in the packaging sector, making it the third largest market for aluminium products in Germany.

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GDA aktuell - Special Issue „Aluminium and Health“, 3rd Edition (2017)

This special issue of GDA aktuell summarises the important aspects of this topic, offers member companies useful arguments and is intended to be a general contribution towards discussing this matter objectively.

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FS8 Guidance for the introduction of new/modified lacquers (2017)

Together with lacquer manufacturers and fillers/brand owners, members of the GDA working group for tubes, cans and impact extruded articles have produced a guidance for the introduction of new/modified lacquers.

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FS1 Aluminium Tubes

The aluminium tube is characterised by unique barrier properties. It prevents the ingress of light, gases and odours, and provides protection against humidity and germs.

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FS2 Aluminium Aerosol Cans

With the aluminium spray can the industry has created a customised form of packaging that is particularly well suited to sensitive cosmetic and pharma products as well as for foodstuffs.

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FS3 Aluminium Bottle

The aluminium bottle exhibits all the advantages that the aluminium beverage can has to offer, of course: it is lightweight, practical, unbreakable, is available in a range of sizes and can be cooled quickly to drinking temperature.

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FS4 Aluminium Foil for customised food packaging

There is barely any other material that is as versatile as aluminium foil for packaging food and drinks or barely any other packaging material that offers packaging solutions customised to the needs of brand owners and end users like aluminium foil.

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FS5 Aluminium Foil protects medicines perfectly

Just as aluminium foil is indispensable where the packaging of foodstuffs is concerned, so too is it indispensable for the packaging of pharmaceutical products like tablets, ointments, drops or powders.

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FS6 Aluminium Foil multitalented lightweight packaging

Aluminium foil describes rolled products that are less than 0.2 millimetres thick. One can find shiny, silvery, aluminium foil in practically every household.

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FS7 Aluminium beverage cans

There is hardly another packaging product that can look back on a success story comparable with that of the beverage can.

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Aluminium - long-life packaging material for contents with a short life

Aluminium is used in packaging primarily because of its excellent barrier properties, wich ensure that contents are afforded optimal protection with no loss of quality.

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Avoid being forced to discuss "enviromental impact" - consider sustainability and not "pure" ecology!

Production and consumption, which are inevitably associated with environmental impact, ultimately serve to satisfy mankind´s (basic) needs.

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Aluminium is used and not consumed!

Traditionally, the aluminium industry has talked about aluminium consumption, often to demonstrate the economic strenght of this branch of industry.

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Aluminium - social aspects

As the world goes down the road of sustainable development, the social involvement of companies is increasingly becoming the focus of attention.

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Aluminium - a contract between generations

Behind the universally accepted blueprint for "Sustainable Development" lies the general requirement that the use of resources today should not create problems for future generations.

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From recycling content to "aluminium pool"

The question of the recycling content of aluminium products (i.e. the amount of recycled material used in aluminium products) is also not a suitable yardstick for assessing environmental compatibility.

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Efficient use of resources to counter the "intensity of energy use" argument

The amount of energy consumed (the intensity of energy use) e.g. in the production of aluminium, is in itself not ecologically relevant.

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Bauxite mining and rehabilitation

Bauxine is the most important raw material in the production of high-grade aluminium products.

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Red mud and red mud disposal sites

Bauxite is an ore with a high concentration of aluminium compounds.

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Perfluorinated hydrocarbons (PFCs) (2006)

The greenhouse effect has occupied science, research and politics for years. Perfluorinated hydrocarbons (PFCs) are regarded as contributing to the greenhouse effect.

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