Alcan Packaging – Food Europe is the European leader in flexible packaging for the food and beverages market. Alcan Packaging – Food Europe registered sales of $US2.4 billion in 2008. It operates 31 plants in 18 countries and employs 6,500 people. Alcan Packaging is a world leader in value-added specialty packaging ranking No. 1 in flexible food, pharmaceutical, beauty and tobacco packaging, and delivering innovative solutions using plastics, engineered film, aluminium, paper, paperboard and glass to customers around the world. Chaired by Ilene Gordon, President & CEO, Alcan Packaging is headquartered in Paris, France, with 131 facilities and 29,000 employees in 31 countries, it generated US$6,5 billion revenues in 2008. Alcan Packaging is a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan.