Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V. (GDA) with headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, was established in its current form in 1992 in Dresden. It is an association of aluminium companies that produce raw aluminium or aluminium products, including composites with other materials.
As an industrial sector association, GDA represents the interests of an efficient aluminium industry and the jobs it offers. Aluminium is in demand in the packaging field because of its multifunctionality, which enables products to be protected optimally and to be transported in an energy-efficient manner with minimal use of material. In addition, aluminium can be recycled almost without any loss of material and with little energy required, and then used for new applications, thanks to the metal’s good recyclability.