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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 is the problem in the aluminum foil bag printing process usually?
Gravure printing process, sometimes failure occurs, mainly by the printing plate, ink, substrate and scraping knife, etc., mainly in the following aspects.(1) poor printing fastness. For plastic materials (such as plastic film), may be due to corona is not enough, in printing ink and printed material compatibility is poor. Due to the change of environmental temperature and humidity of printing and other reasons; for metal packaging materials (such as aluminum foil printing), is mainly due to the poor performance of the ink and substrate affinity the surface of the substrate or coating or printing, environmental temperature and humidity changes caused by the poor fastness of printing.(2) there is a scratch on the printed ink. Guide roller scratch, mixed with sand in the ink, scraper uneven, scraper and plate angle is not appropriate, etc., is the cause of printing scratches. The correct judgment should be made according to the specific situation of the scratch phenomenon, and the specific reasons should be found, and corresponding measures should be taken to solve them.
Q:What can harm aluminium?
The element Gallium can make aluminum as weak as tissue paper. As we seldom come across gallium -simply because it doesn't exist in a natural, elemental form -in our day to day lives then this isn't a problem for jewellery. Unless you work in the electronics industry with semi conductors in which case you would already know about the aluminum-gallium reaction and know not to wear or bring aluminum anything in the lab. Even cans of pop. look up aluminum gallium reaction on google -it's really cool! The only other real-world problem with aluminum is that it can be soft and can abrade and scratch easily. It shouldn't be worn while doing construction work or home renovations where it can get scratched -otherwise it will be fine.
Q:aluminum in fish tank to hold my plants?
don't okorder.com/.. goldfish will eat pretty much all live plants, which is why they should are best in with silk plants or rock decor only. even with lead weights (which shouldn't be left on the plants with the sponge wrap as it can cause the roots to rot), the goldfish could probably still pull them up.
Q:What's the name of an airplane that can spray aluminum foil?
This is a kind of electronic warfare aircraft. In fact, not special aircraft, transport aircraft, bombers can achieve the tactical mission, foil air delivery to radar jamming, as early as the time of the Korean War has been, when World War II have not means such a determination, I guess I should have
Q:Will aluminum foil boxes change color when exposed to high temperature?
Buy aluminum box, you can find Foshan meisda, their quality first-class meal!
Q:Is aluminum foil rubber & plastic thermal insulated material expensive?
1. Thermal insulated sponge board, soundproof rubber & plastic cotton, high-temperature-resistant material. Price: 5.8 yuan. 2. Aluminum Foil Rubber & Plastic Thermal Insulated Cotton. Price: 2.5 yuan. 3. Aluminum Foil Self-Adhesive Thermal Insulated Cotton Rubber & Plastic Board. Price: 4.8 yuan. The above prices are from Internet and for your reference only.
Q:What's the important characteristic and the advantages of aluminum food package bag
The use of aluminum foil should be intergrated with the plastic foil and the aluminum foil in food industry are all in a high grade package.
Q:How can I use aluminum foil for microwave oven? Fifty
The use of aluminium foil. Other parts of the corner pointed wings, chicken or fish head, tail or cake too easy to cook, cover with aluminum foil wrap can achieve the purpose of cooking evenly.Other parts of the corner pointed wings, chicken or fish head, tail or cake too easy to cook, cover with aluminum foil wrap can be cooked evenly, the foil belongs to the metal material, is not toxic. But it is worth noting that in the past about meat scorched, with tin foil or aluminum foil wrapped food barbecue, but experts suggest. If you want to use tin foil or aluminum foil wrapped food barbecue, do not add sauce, because acid seasoning in May the foil and aluminum foil tin and aluminum melt out after eating may cause tin, aluminum poisoning.During the period of baking, spread the lemon juice on the meat by texture, and drop a few drops of lemon juice before eating. Need to be reminded that if the tin foil wrapped meat barbecue, not in the meat with lemon juice, because the foil belongs to the metal material, contact with acidic substances, after high temperature will produce a certain chemical reaction, generate carcinogenic substances harmful to people.With aluminum foil in the microwave oven baked sweet potatoesThe sweet potato foil directly wrapped the sweet potato into the microwaveRemember, sweet potato pieces are not too big, otherwise they are not easy to ripe or unfamiliarAs for the time, it depends on the size of the sweet potato blockFire how also use aluminum foil in the microwave oven baked mushrooms (large mushroom)Wash the mushrooms cleanWrap the mushroom head with foil paper in a microwave ovenIt's three minutes in the middle
Q:Can terra cotta pots be used in Microwaves besides conventional ovens? And is Magnalite(cast aluminium) safe?
Aluminum conducts electricity. What do you think? Failed Physics I see.
Q:Macbook white vs. new Macbook aluminium?
I think the aluminum Macbook is the way to go... I used both in the Apple Store, and it felt sturdier and much better built... the white Macbook has a slightly faster processor (2.1Ghz vs. 2.0Ghz) but the difference shouldn't be noticeable, because the chipset in the aluminum one is faster. You can't go wrong either way, i think.

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