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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:Is aluminum foil a kind of alloy or something else?
Aluminum foil is coiled material less than 0.2mm in thickness which is made from aluminum or aluminum alloy after calendering. Aluminum alloy is made by adding metal or non-metallic materials to pure aluminum to improve metal strength.
Q:Can the foil foil on the baking pan be reused? 20
If there is no breakage, it should be ok
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:Can I use dyne pen to test the wetting tension in the appearance of aluminum foil? What's the standard?
What kind of dyne pen imported from America enjoy the highest cost performance? The method can accurately measure the surface tension of the base material, surface wet strength and determine the surface factors of base material. Relative humidity should not exceed the standard since high humidity is easy to aggravate the variability of data.
Q:Is Titanium ,volume per volume lighter than aluminum?
density Aluminum 2700 kg/m³ density Titanium 4506 kg/m³ No, aluminum is a lot lighter. A cubic meter of Al weighs 2700 kg as opposed to 4500 kg for Titanium . .
Q:Aluminum stirrups vs. Regular leather ones?
The aluminium stirrups are the lightest stirrups that you will find. i have used them for years on the trail and i love them . They will not bump against the horse and spook him any more than leather stirrups will...i don't know where the poster got that idea from. if you are getting them trail, they come with the soft inner cushion which really helps on the all day riding. i can't see any cons about the aluminium stirrups. pro...light weight, sturdy, will stand up to normal wear and tear. safe, comfortable. reasonably priced. etc etc.
Q:What is air conditioning aluminum foil?
Furthermore, in order to improve the life of air conditioning, reducing power consumption and improving the quality and increasing the ventilation cooling effect, and have developed a coating heat exchange fins having various functions, typically a corrosion resistant heat transfer sheet, surface hydrophilic properties change heat sink surface hydrophobicity heat exchanger plate and sheet, and mildew self-lubricating heat sinks.
Q:Why the aluminum foil should have anneal craft
The metal hardness processing is making the hardness higher and the ductility worse. it needs to revert to the anneal to press the aluminum.The process needs to have anneal several times.
Q:Can foil paper be used in microwave ovens?
Can not but any aluminum foil can be heated in a microwave oven! Can microwave foil special, general supermarkets have to sell! He can control the temperature very good! The food around the uniform heating can also prevent the loss of nutrition!I usually use it when I'm making beer fish!Aluminum foil can be divided into: high temperature cooking aluminum foil, low temperature aluminum foil, etc.!But when the foil food is heated in the oven, the contact between the aluminum foil and the inner wall will produce sparks. Therefore, care should be taken to use it as carefully as possible.
Q:Bought three side sealed aluminum foil bags, how to seal the four sides at home?
Generally not three millimeters so narrow, at least five millimeters.Buy a sealing machine, debugging, you can seal the temperature,Because of the vacuum, it is generally five to ten mm edge,Of course, the smaller bag, three mm edge also does not affect.

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