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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:What are the functions of vacuum bag and aluminum foil bag?
The functions of vacuum bag and aluminum foil bag include: With three/four-layer structure (PET/aluminum foil/ nylon/PE), aluminum foil bag is characterized by good water-proofness, moisture-proofness, anti-staticness, antijamming, high mechanical strength and heat sealability. It is specially suitable for anti-static and moisture-proof vacuum packaging of large-scale precise machinery and equipment, chemical raw materials, food and pharmaceutical products.
Q:Is aluminum foil rubber & plastic thermal insulated material expensive?
Aluminum foil rubber & plastic thermal insulated material is expensive. 1: Huamei B1 Aluminum Foil Rubber & Plastic Thermal Insulated Material 980 yuan/m³. 2: B2 Aluminum Foil Rubber & Plastic Thermal Insulated Material 550 yuan/m³, factory price 3: Shenzhou B1 Aluminum Foil Rubber & Plastic Thermal Insulated Material 9000 yuan/m³ 4: B2 Aluminum Foil Rubber & Plastic Thermal Insulated Material 550 yuan/m³. The above prices are from Internet and for your reference only.
Q:Why chocolate is packaged by aluminum foil?
Water vapor in the air a great impact on the quality of chocolate, in particular the storage time is longer, if not to seal the chocolate products is prone to so-called frost phenomenon, even after absorbing moisture deterioration. Higher summer temperatures, wrapped in aluminum foil to prevent direct sunlight, so it is generally placed in the lower refrigerator compartment refrigerator, not on the freezer compartment.
Q:Can aluminum foil be put in microwave oven?
Aluminum foil can be used in the microwave oven. Since chicken wing tip, chicken breast or fish head, fishtail or cake edges are easy to overcook, wrapping them with aluminum foil can be helpful to evenly cooking. Tips for microwave oven: 1. Use aluminum foil paper. Since chicken wing tip, chicken breast or fish head, fishtail or cake edges are easy to overcook, wrapping them with aluminum foil can be helpful to evenly cooking. 2. Use vessel cover or fresh-keeping film cover. When cooking or stewing food, to keep the original flavor, prevent evaporation and speed up cooking, vessel cover or fresh-keeping film cover are recommended to use. 3. Use tissue or napkin. Putting a tissue under the food such as baked bread, biscuit, chicken/pork pieces with bread crumbs can keep the food dry and crisp. Covering or wrapping the steamed bun or cakes with wet gauze or tissue can prevent evaporation. 4. Stirring the soup to reset the sliced meat, beefsteak and so on can help improve the cooking. 5. Lay the food aside or add seasoning after heating (for example, add emulsified oil or sauce and then sprinkle chili powder or bread crumbs )can achieve an effect that cooking does not achieve.
Q:What's the aluminum foil?
Aluminum foil is a kind of thermoprinting material made by calendaring aluminum into sheet. Since its thermoprinting effect is similar to that of silver foil, it is also called fake silver foil. As aluminum is soft and ductile with silvery luster, aluminum foil sheet can be made by mounting calendered aluminum sheet on the offset paper with sodium silicate, which can be used to print. But the color of aluminum foil will gradually become dark as it is easy to be oxidized and it fade due to friction and touching, so it is not applicable to the thermoprint of book covers for permanent preservation.
Q:Can you tell me how to use aluminum foil grill ?
Aluminum foil tray can be directly put into oven instead of using grill. If you buy grill for yourself, always buy a smaller one in case the size is not right. Like the Korean BBQ store, put the tray onto the grill and brush a little oil after heating. What you do next is turn them over and over again.
Q:Can kerosene lubricate and cool aluminum coil when continuous punch?
Yes, because water and oil are not solute, but they will emulsificate.
Q:The classification of aluminum foil
Q:What’s the difference between aluminum tile, coil and sheet? Why?
Wood pallet is often used, which is easy to transport and can ensure the safety of products.
Q:Does the aluminum foil can be effective in the environment of temperature 430 degree?
The melting point of aluminum is 660.4 degreeand the boiling point is 2467 degree.The aluminum foil has heat resistance.aluminium oxide is white powder and covalent compound, with melting point 2050℃ and boiling point 3000℃.

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