Application of thick aluminium foil sheet in specifications

Aluminum (Al) is a silvery white, soft, ductile metal that is the third most abundant element (after oxygen and silicon) and makes up about 8% by weight of the Earth’s crust. Aluminum is so chemically reactive that native specimens are rare. Instead, it is found combined in over 270 different minerals. The primary ore used in the production of aluminum metal is bauxite.

Aluminum is remarkable for its light weight, strength, durability and for its ability to resist corrosion, due to the formation of an extremely thin yet very strong layer of oxide film. Structural components made from aluminum and its alloys are vital to the aerospace industry, transportation, building construction, and many other industries and applications.

Aluminum foil is widely used in packaging, insulation, and electromagnetic shielding. Aluminum sheet is used to manufacture vehicle bodies, home appliances, siding, cookware, and in thousands of industrial applications where a strong, light, easily formed material is needed.

Application of thick aluminium foil sheet in different specifications

The thick aluminium foil sheet designed for the making of heat exchanger fins used in industrial applications (air-conditioning systems in houses, shopping malls, office buildings, transport – trains, buses, containers, etc.)

Foils in a range of thickness of 50 – 200 microns, alloys EN AW-8006, 8011, 8079, 3003, conditions H22, O or special OM, approximate width of 100 mm and more, winding up to 1,000 mm

Foils for households (kitchen foil)

Thin aluminium foil sheet for manufacturing of kitchen foil rolls

Foils in a range of thickness between 8 and 20 microns, width 280 mm and more, alloy 8011A, condition O

Foil for surface treatment

Thin aluminium foil sheet designed for further processing by lamination, printing, lacquering, embossing and other methods to produce packaging products for food-processing and technical applications

Thin foil thickness: 6.35 to 40 microns, alloys EN AW-8011A, 1200, 1235, 1050A, condition O or H19, maximum outer winding of 800 mm

Other foils

aluminium foil sheet for a variety of applications especially in food-processing, technical and building industries

Foil thickness ranging from 6.35 to 200 microns, alloys 8011A, 1200, 1235, 8006, 1050A, conditions O, H22, H19, external winding up to 800 mm

What is the cost of aluminium foil

The cost of aluminium foil price per US $2,200-3,000 / Tons


Aluminium foil can provide complete insulation to light, oxygen, moisture and bacteria making it the perfect product to be used in food and medicine packaging. Aluminum foil has been used for decades for its barrier properties mainly within the flexible packaging industry. Other applications of aluminium foil include beverage, confectionary, personal care, health care and other industrial uses. Since, aluminium foils are mostly used in packaging applications, developed economies are the top consumers of foil.

Due to its versatility, ease of use and easy recyclability, aluminium foil turns out to become one of the most consumed aluminium products across the world.

The global aluminium foil packaging market is expected to see high growth over coming years. The major growth is expected in the developing markets owing to strong economic growth and increasing middle class with growing disposable income. The change in life style which includes changed food habits has led to increased demand for packaging. Growing demand for ready to eat confectionaries and pharmaceutical products is the major drivers for aluminium foils industry.

1.Household Aluminum Foil

8011\1235O0.006-0.015mm100-1600mmSingle light
UseUsed for various household barbecue,food preservation

2.Aluminum Foil For Food Container

8011\3003O\H22\H240.03-0.2mm50-1600mmDouble-sided light
UseUsed to make all kinds of aluminum foil container and aviation lunch box

3.Electrionic Lable Foil

1060O0.03-0.1mm0.01-0.012mm100-900mmDouble light/Sigle light
UseUsed for making all sorts of EAS,RFID tag with base material

4.Honeycomb Aluminum Foil

3003H18\H190.03-0.1mm100-1000mmDouble-sided light
UseUsed for making all sorts of EAS,RFID tag with base material

5.Lid Foil

0.025-0.04mm300-1000mmDouble light/sigle light
UseLid applied to the top of a food container and yogurt cups 

6.Aluminum Foil For Air Conditioner

8011\3012O\H22\H240.09-0.16mm100-1200mmDouble-sided light
UseUsed for production of the air conditioning wing piece

7. Pharmaceutical aluminium  foil 

AlloyTemper           ThicknessWidthSurface
Sigle  light
UseHeavy duty blister foil for pharmaceutical uses 

8.Aluminum Foil for Cable or Lithium Battery

8011\1060O\H22\H240.009-0.02mm100-1000mmDouble light/Sigle light
UseUsed to make all kinds of optical cable shielding and lithium battery base material

9.Aluminum Strip for Cable

8011\1100O\H22\H240.09-0.2mm100-1200mmDouble-sided light
useUsed for production of the cable to use base material

Why aluminium foil is used to wrap food

Aluminum foil in food packaging is more and more popular. After all, packaging is something to eat. Is the aluminium foil made of aluminum coil used to package foods harmful to the body?Why aluminium foil is used to wrap food?

1. Because aluminum has good thermal conductivity, aluminium foil wrap is commonly used in the packaging of food;

2, the finished aluminum foil processed with aluminum coil, commonly used in the food industry, professionally used in the kitchen to cook, contain food packaging, such as tin foil;

3, how to wrap food in aluminium foil

Aluminum foil paper is bright on one side, and the other side is gray and dumb. Under normal circumstances, aluminum foil for food can be wrapped on both sides of the food, HAOMEI Aluminum recommends that in order to improve the heat transfer effect, it is recommended to use a glossy surface to wrap;

4, aluminum foil packaging food made of aluminum coil, it can be safely eaten, generally heatable, storage-resistant.

Aluminium wrapping foil is a non-toxic and non-polluting packaging material. Its surface is very clean and hygienic. It has the functions of waterproofing, maintaining umami taste, anti-bacteria and anti-fouling. It can be in direct contact with food without any dangers that can endanger human health. This can be used with confidence.

How to transporting aluminium sheet and foil materials correctly

What should we pay attention to when transporting aluminium sheet and foil materials?

Aluminum coil foil can be packed in whole roll and divided into small rolls for transportation. It is better to liner paper core or aluminium core to prevent deformation of aluminium foil roll in the process of transportation. Aluminum sheet plate should pay attention to stability during loading and prevent collision of aluminium plate.

Aluminum sheet in foil are not corrosion-resistant. If they are rained during transportation, they may lead to uniform corrosion on the surface and affect the appearance in the use process. Therefore, aluminum sheet, aluminium strip and embossed aluminium sheet must be moisture-proof and rain-proof in the transportation process. Corrosive liquid should not be mixed with wet, oil products, chemical raw materials and other materials to avoid local corrosion. Aluminum sheet or aluminium scrap.

The loss in the transportation of aluminium sheet is nothing more than the following: bruising, water oxidation and scratching. The unreasonable loading is the main cause of the loss.

When loading aluminium sheets, we must fix them steadily, not on other goods, but on the bottom of the carriage; secondly, the aluminium sheets can be stacked in layers, but not too high, not more than 3-4 layers is appropriate; thirdly, other goods in the carriage should be reinforced to avoid bumping into the aluminium sheets on the way of driving; lastly, the aluminium sheets should be covered with waterproof cloth to avoid weather such as rain and snow. The reason causes the loss of aluminium sheet.

Aluminum plate hardness is generally low, so in the transport process also need to do a good job of anti-knock work, especially aluminum foil is more likely to occur, knock. During loading, unloading and transshipment, we must do a good job of protection, including the use of soft belt for hangers, and the use of angle guards in the places where contact with aluminium plates supplier, so as to ensure the safe arrival of goods.

Classifications of aluminum foil for air conditioning

At present, air conditioning is gradually developing towards the direction of miniaturization, high efficiency and long life. The heat exchanger of air conditioning is also developing towards ultra-thin and high strength. In the 1980s, the thickness of heat exchanger was 0.15-0.2 ram, whereas today’s thickness is only between 0.09 and 0.15 mm. In order to improve the life of air conditioning, reduce power consumption, improve ventilation quality and improve refrigeration effect, a variety of functional hot plates have been produced. Aluminum foil for air conditioning can be divided into 7 categories according to its processing technology and performance characteristics.

1. Non-coated aluminium foil

Non-coated aluminium foil refers to the aluminium foil which has been rolled and annealed and whose surface has not been treated in any form.

2. Coated aluminium foil

Coated aluminium foil is the surface reprocessing of uncoated aluminium foil to make it have some special functions.

3. Corrosion Resistant Aluminum Foil

The surface of corrosion-resistant aluminium foil product has a certain corrosion-resistant protective layer. The air-conditioning heat exchanger sheet made of this product can be used in harsh areas, and can significantly improve the service life of air-conditioning. At the same time, due to the improvement of corrosion resistance of heat exchanger, the formation of corrosive powder on the surface is greatly reduced, thus improving the ventilation quality and purifying the air in the air conditioning room.

4. Hydrophilic Aluminum Foil

The surface of hydrophilic aluminum foil has strong hydrophilicity. The hydrophilicity is determined by the angle formed when water is adhering to the surface of aluminium foil. The smaller the angle a, the better the hydrophilicity, and vice versa, the worse the hydrophilicity. Generally speaking, angle a is less than 35. It belongs to hydrophilic property. Hydrophilic aluminium foil is commonly used in air conditioning condensers. Its main function is to make the moisture in hot air condensate into droplets on the heat exchanger sheet, which is easy to spread out and flow downward along the sheet. In this way, the effect of ventilation of heat exchanger is avoided because of the “bridging” of water droplets between heat exchangers, so as to improve the heat exchange rate of air conditioning and save electricity under the condition of the same refrigeration capacity. At present, the general hydrophilic aluminum foil on the market not only has good hydrophilicity on the surface, but also has high corrosion resistance, which makes the performance of air conditioning more optimized.

5. Hydrophobic Aluminum Foil

Hydrophobic aluminium foil is also called water repellent aluminium foil. Its surface properties are just the opposite to those of hydrophilic aluminium foil. That is to say, when condensate condenses to the surface of the aluminum foil, the contact angle between the condensate and the aluminum foil is larger, generally at 75. Above. The bigger the angle, the better the water repellency. The ultimate purpose of using hydrophobic aluminium foil is the same as hydrophilic aluminium foil, that is, to keep condensate between heat exchangers. The difference is that hydrophobic aluminium foil can remove the condensate between heat exchangers by increasing the contact angle between condensate and heat exchanger to form water droplets which are easy to slip.

6. Self-lubricating aluminium foil

In the process of manufacturing air-conditioning heat exchanger, lubricant should be added on its surface first, then punched and flanged, and then washed off with trichloroethylene. Because trichloroethylene is harmful to human body, in order to reduce this process, self-lubricating aluminium foil is produced accordingly. Self-lubricating aluminium foil, as its name implies, does not need to be lubricated separately in its punching process. The lubrication of self-lubricating aluminium foil during punching is assumed by the pre-treated film on the surface of aluminium foil. Since no special lubricant is required, subsequent cleaning and drying processes of trichloroethylene are omitted.

7. Anti-mildew Aluminum Foil

Anti-mildew aluminium foil is mainly used in the air-conditioning part of the indoor machine. Its main function is to prevent the surface of heat exchanger from mildewing due to its long use or placement time, thus significantly improving the air quality of air-conditioning, preventing abnormal odor and effectively improving the indoor environment of air-conditioning.

What are the uses of aluminium foil

Aluminium foil is widely used in our life, such as airline food packaging, ordinary meat packaging, cigarette packaging and so on. Relevant experts divide it into more than 20 varieties according to its application characteristics. Due to the difference of economic development level in different countries, the consumption structure of aluminium foil also has a great gap. In developed countries of Europe and the United States, 70% of the total demand is for aluminum foil products for packaging. Aluminum foil is mainly used as raw and auxiliary materials for industrial manufacturing in China market, and packaging aluminum foil accounts for only 30% of the total domestic demand. Although the development of aluminum foil packaging is relatively late, the market is growing rapidly and the prospects are attracting attention.

Aluminum foil is quite remarkable in building application. It is more convenient, clean, especially beautiful when it is pasted on the surface of thermal insulation material. But the effect of different kinds of aluminium foil is very different, such as fire protection and ordinary is not a grade.

Self adhesive aluminum foil plate for labels

The production of aluminum foil plate usually starts out the same way as plate but the slab is further rolled through a continuous mill to reduce thickness and wound into a coil at the end of the line. These coils are subsequently cold rolled, from one to several passes at cold rolling mills. Coils may be heated in a furnace to soften it for further cold rolling or produce the desired mechanical properties. Cold rolling is the last step for some sheet, but other types (referred to as heat-treatable) are subjected to further elevated-temperature processing to increase their strength.

Some aluminum sheet and foil products may also be produced using the continuous casting process in which molten metal enters the caster, which produces a hot rolled coil, thus bypassing the ingot casting and hot rolling steps.

Aluminum foil is one of the materials used in the creation of labels, and is considered a prime choice when you need to create labels that can withstand varying temperatures, and adverse weather conditions. Aluminum foil can be used in very cold environments and very hot areas too. This material is also non-combustible and flame-resistant, and does not produce any toxic fumes even when exposed to high heat. This is why labels made using this are often chosen by companies for applications that place such tags in such situations.

Aluminum foil as a material for your labels is a good choice when you require a label that has a metallic look, lightweight, and cost-effective. It is also a great choice when you know your labels will be used in varying conditions, and when you require a versatile and durable label for such conditions. This particular material type is great for the creation of asset and inventory tags, calibration labels, serial number tags, and many more. Since aluminum foil is non-magnetic and does not spark, it is also a great choice for a lot of high-voltage applications and for use with electronic devices. It is also a good option for when you need a metallic looking tag but do not want the weight and the thickness that often comes with metal nameplates.

Benefits of aluminium foil for food packaging

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