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Aluminium foil acts as a total barrier to light and oxygen (which cause fats to oxidise or become rancid), odours and flavours, moistness, and germs, it is used broadly in food and pharmaceutical packaging. The purpose of aluminium is to make long-life packs (aseptic processing|aseptic packaging) for drinks and dairy goods, which allows storing without refrigeration. Aluminium foil containers and trays are used to bake pies and to pack takeaway meals, ready snacks and long life pet foods.

Aluminium foil is widely sold into the consumer market, often in rolls of 500 mm (20 in) width and several metres in length.It is used for wrapping food in order to preserve it, for example, when storing leftover food in a refrigerator (where it serves the additional purpose of preventing odour exchange), when taking sandwiches on a journey, or when selling some kinds of take-away or fast food. Tex-Mex restaurants in the United States, for example, typically provide take-away burritos wrapped in aluminium foil.

Aluminium foils thicker than 25 μm (1 mil) are impermeable to oxygen and water. Foils thinner than this become slightly permeable due to minute pinholes caused by the production process.

Aluminium foil has a shiny side and a matte side. The shiny side is produced when the aluminium is rolled during the final pass. It is difficult to produce rollers with a gap fine enough to cope with the foil gauge, therefore, for the final pass, two sheets are rolled at the same time, doubling the thickness of the gauge at entry to the rollers. When the sheets are later separated, the inside surface is dull, and the outside surface is shiny. This difference in the finish has led to the perception that favouring a side has an effect when cooking. While many believe that the different properties keep heat out when wrapped with the shiny finish facing out, and keep heat in with the shiny finish facing inwards, the actual difference is imperceptible without instrumentation.The reflectivity of bright aluminium foil is 88% while dull embossed foil is about 80%.

We provide a full range of precision aluminum strip for almost any application. We produce aluminum strip in a wide variety of alloys, including clad composites. Our aluminum strip can be produced in standard dimensions or custom made to your special requirements. We produce both imperial and metric units. We manufacture in compliance with the main international specifications, and tighter tolerances or custom tempers are available upon request. We offer various surface conditions, custom finishes (painting, anodizing, embossing), special processing, and multiple packaging options to meet our customer's unique requirements. The following is a summary of our capabilities.

Manufactured in compliance with the main international specifications and standards, including:  Aluminum Association, ASTM, EN, and DIN.
We can also manufacture in compliance with other international standards including:ASME, SAE, AMS, AWS, FED, MIL, QQ, ISO, BS, AFNOR, JIS and GOST.

Manufactured in compliance with the main international specifications and standards.
Tighter tolerances are available upon request.


Aluminium (or aluminum; see spelling differences) is a chemical element in the boron group with symbol Al and atomic number 13. It is a silvery white, soft, ductile metal. Aluminium is the third most abundant element (after oxygen and silicon), and the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust. It makes up about 8% by weight of the Earth's solid surface. Aluminium metal is so chemically reactive that native specimens are rare and limited to extreme reducing environments. Instead, it is found combined in over 270 different minerals.The chief ore of aluminium is bauxite.

Aluminium is remarkable for the metal's low density and for its ability to resist corrosion due to the phenomenon of passivation. Structural components made from aluminium and its alloys are vital to the aerospace industry and are important in other areas of transportation and structural materials. The most useful compounds of aluminium, at least on a weight basis, are the oxides and sulfates.

Despite its prevalence in the environment, no known form of life uses aluminium salts metabolically. In keeping with its pervasiveness, aluminium is well tolerated by plants and animals. Owing to their prevalence, potential beneficial (or otherwise) biological roles of aluminium compounds are of continuing interest.

The earliest citation given in the Oxford English Dictionary for any word used as a name for this element is alumium, which British chemist and inventor Humphry Davy employed in 1808 for the metal he was trying to isolate electrolytically from the mineral alumina. The citation is from the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: "Had I been so fortunate as to have obtained more certain evidences on this subject, and to have procured the metallic substances I was in search of, I should have proposed for them the names of silicium, alumium, zirconium, and glucium."

Davy settled on aluminum by the time he published his 1812 book Chemical Philosophy: "This substance appears to contain a peculiar metal, but as yet Aluminum has not been obtained in a perfectly free state, though alloys of it with other metalline substances have been procured sufficiently distinct to indicate the probable nature of alumina."[69] But the same year, an anonymous contributor to the Quarterly Review, a British political-literary journal, in a review of Davy's book, objected to aluminum and proposed the name aluminium, "for so we shall take the liberty of writing the word, in preference to aluminum, which has a less classical sound."

The -ium suffix conformed to the precedent set in other newly discovered elements of the time: potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, and strontium (all of which Davy isolated himself). Nevertheless, -um spellings for elements were not unknown at the time, as for example platinum, known to Europeans since the 16th century, molybdenum, discovered in 1778, and tantalum, discovered in 1802. The -um suffix is consistent with the universal spelling alumina for the oxide (as opposed to aluminia), as lanthana is the oxide of lanthanum, and magnesia, ceria, and thoria are the oxides of magnesium, cerium, and thorium respectively.

The aluminum spelling is used in the Webster's Dictionary of 1828. In his advertising handbill for his new electrolytic method of producing the metal in 1892, Charles Martin Hall used the -um spelling, despite his constant use of the -ium spelling in all the patents[58] he filed between 1886 and 1903. It has consequently been suggested[by whom?] that the spelling reflects an easier-to-pronounce word with one fewer syllable, or that the spelling on the flyer was a mistake.[citation needed] Hall's domination of production of the metal ensured that aluminum became the standard English spelling in North America.


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Q:How is the multilayer-stacked aluminum waterproof roll?
Generally speaking, stacked SBS waterproof roll is better at anti moisture than single-layered one. PE film is usually used in the first layer instead of aluminum foil for it only functions to reflect and insulate heat. It is often put in the second layer. One-sided aluminum foil is one of the aluminum Mylar, also called composite aluminum-plastics tape. It is made of soft rolled aluminum foil and polyester film which compounded on the gravure under dry conditions. Cut them into two, one side is aluminum foil that is insulating, the other one is Mylar that is conductive.
Q:Aluminum / Aluminium?
It's actually just a preference not unlike judgment vs. judgement.
Q:Foil type: 3003 and 8011, how can distinguish between the more detailed the better?
Visual inspection is not apparent, but components of some trace elements in slightly different content of.3003 and 8011 can be used as raw material of aluminum foil container.
Q:What's the highest temperature of aluminum foil paper?
If not considering the open fire, it is no problem that the temperature of using the electric oven exceeding 300 degree and the producing process has anneal process.the temperature has exceeded 400 degree.
Q:Is aluminium foil insulative?
NO.
Q:What specification does air hose of aluminum foil have?
The installation methods and standards of air hose of aluminum foil composite sandwich board. 1.construction preparation 1.1 The construction supervisor must be familiar with air hose, air inlet arrangement plan, design requirements and related specification and rules. He or she should also know air hose, air inlet making and installation technology and confide a technological secret to group leader. 1.2 According to construction progress, the supervisor should make a demand planning of board and other auxiliary materials and exam the implementing. 1.3 Before the construction, the quality inspetor should take a complete inspection to construction equipment and maerial. Only when everything is qualified, can workers start. What's more, the corresponding record should also be made. 2. Construction process.
Q:What's the material of aluminum foil roller
The aluminum roller the roller plant and the roller machine take the advantage of the pressure produced by the change of temperature.
Q:Application of aluminium foil
As a result of polyaluminium chloride molecules in the number of hydroxyl groups, when polyaluminum chloride added to hydrolysis in muddy source water, water under the condition of pH, accompanied by condensation, adsorption, sedimentation and a series of physical and chemical process, so as to achieve the purpose of water purification. The sources of waste aluminum foil are very extensive, mainly from cigarettes, food and pharmaceutical packaging, etc. the main component is aluminum, which has high economic value and social value of recycling. After experimental study, the best conditions of polyaluminium chloride from aluminum foil and the scope of application, has certain practical significance in improving the utilization rate of resources and protect the environment.
Q:Aluminum to copper wiring?
yes pigtailing is the proper term. yes it is the best solution for a bad situation. we have personally pigtailed hundreds of homes and have never had any problems. i would feel comfortable with this
Q:how could aluminum (the alloy) be changed to be made better?
I would seek to increase its toughness and increase its corrosion resistance

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