metef 2021

METEF, new date: appointment in Bologna from 10 to 12 June

The trend of the pandemic crisis is postponing the main Italian manifestation of the light metal.

METEF, the international expo for the aluminum, foundry and innovative metals industry, taking into account the evolution of the health situation, changes the date and chooses the period from 10 to 12 June 2021, again in the Bolognafiere location and in contemporary with MECSPE, confirming the synergistic objective between two leading events for the relaunch of innovative materials and technologies.

Today, the industry represented by METEF aims at rebuilding the business and the human and industrial system, which are put to the test. “It is time to look at the recovery, the production segments we represent are the solutions to restart”, says the President of METEF. "Aluminum is one of the great solutions, the champion material of sustainability, recyclability, concrete responses to the circular economy and the reduction of the carbon footprint. It will be the challenge of the next few years in transport, construction, energy transport and the myriad of intelligent applications that it is able to provide".


METEF 2021: the fundamental role of the fair

Maurizio Sala, representing the Organizing Committee of METEF 2021, underlines the role and weight of the event: "The scenarios for the future have changed, the great confirmation of this new approach is the Green Deal launched by the European Commission, aimed at favoring development of SMEs and clearly declined on the circular economy and environmental sustainability. In the new scenarios it will be very important to enhance the knowledge, technologies and excellence of the country, and the function of the Fair, representing our industrial segment, is fundamental".

Green aluminum, environment, accessibility to raw materials, advanced technologies, innovation, international collaboration for the exchange of information and know-how: these will be the central themes of METEF 2021, taken up in the traditional METEF International Innovation Award, now in its fifth edition and dedicated to the most significant cases of innovative development carried out by companies on new products, production techniques, transformation, processing, finishing and use, focusing in particular on the aspects of energy saving, eco-sustainability and safeguarding of resources.

In the new scenarios of the RecoveryFound of our country, in addition to emphasizing the great work of the trade associations, it is important to remember the central role in terms of communication of an event such as METEF and of international magazines as the President of METEF underlines: "for almost thirty years they have been interpreting the needs and requirements of the aluminum sector with national and international institutions and decision-makers. Through these agile communication tools, for example, national politicians were promptly requested, during the COVID-19 crisis, for appropriate safeguards for the business system, from foundries to rolling and extrusion to final processing and finishing: concrete interventions such as insurance of credit and greater liquidity, financing for investment projects, tax incentives and subsidized loans. In other words, concrete measures to give visibility and create opportunities for the restart of our industry".


Source: A&L Aluminum Alloys Pressure Diecasting Foundry Techniques