Aluminum foil for pharmaceutical use

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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 equipments are needed to produce aluminum foil bag?
It depends on whether you directly use composite aluminum foil film or raw materials that aren't well composited. If you directly use composite aluminum foil film, you may need dividing and cutting machine and bag machine. If you use raw material,you may need printing press, compound machine,dividing and cutting machine and bag machine.
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4Al + 3O2 === 2Al2O3 Aluminum and oxygen are of their elemental states, they usually react to type a compound. So it is a redox reaction. Mentioned a different way, the oxidation numbers of aluminum and oxygen start at zero and alter to +3 for aluminum and -2 for oxygen, and that is oxidation and reduction.
Q:When baking, what is the difference between aluminum foil and oil on paper?
The role of aluminum foil is heat and fast, even heat, so that the food will not be scorched, can prevent food grilled dirty oil tank at the same time, with aluminum foil wrapped food can be lost by reducing food and nutrition, water loss. So often when things oven with aluminum foil. But remember, the general will add lemon juice to enhance the flavor when baked, but citric acid will react with these metals, carcinogenic at high temperatures. So, you can add lemon juice after baking to eat.
Q:Should I buy a house with Aluminum wiring in it?
Ya what he said, also check with your insurance company, they mite have other issues. A talk with local fire department could give you moore info.
Q:Overview of aluminum foil
Q:why is aluminium more expensive than iron?
Aluminum does not show up naturally in the earth's crust, but is derived from bauxite (alumina). In order to get the metallic aluminum, a significant, expensive smelting process is involved, which requires a large amount of energy and resources. Once metallic aluminum is produced, it is easily reused, but getting the metal in the first place is difficult.
Q:What's the national standard for aluminum tape?
Aluminum foil tape with all the seams of the aluminum foil composite paste, the seal and insulation nails puncture wounds repair. It is the main and accessory material of refrigerator or freezer and also the necessary material for the sales department of thermal insulated material. Aluminum tape is widely used in refrigerator, air conditioning, automobile, petrochemical, bridge, hotels and so on. Products description With purity of more than 99.95%, aluminum tape can eliminate electromagnetic interference (EMI), isolate electromagnetic wave to human body harm and unnecessary voltage or current that may influence its function. In addition, Electrostatic discharge after the ground has a good effect . Since its material is polyesters fiber, it is not easy to be damaged or cracked after multi using or bending. Due to its strong adhesion and good conductivity, it can easily fit in the wire winding and be cut according to customer requirements.
Q:What's the characteristics of aluminum shielded twisted-pair?
Shielded twisted-pair can be classified as STP (Shielded Twisted-Pair) and FTP (Foil Twisted-Pair). STP refers that each wire has shielded twisted-pair on each shielding layer while FTP uses shielded twisted-pair for bulk shielding. It's worth noting that shielding works only when the whole cable is equipped with shielding devices and correctly grounded at both ends. Therefore, the whole system should be composed of shielding devices, including cable, socket, crystal plug and distribution frame. Meanwhile, the building should be equipped with well-functioning ground system. Shielded twisted-pair cable is wrapped with aluminum foil to reduce radiation, but it cannot completely eliminate the radiation. Shielded twisted-pair is more expensive because it is more difficult to install compared to UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair). Similar to coaxial-cable, shielded twisted-pair should be equipped with shielding connector and corresponding installing techniques. But it has higher transmission rate of 155Mbps in 100m, higher than corresponding UTP.
Q:As for the use of aluminum foil paper,which side is the front side?which side do we use when using the baking oven?
The non-bright side is used to wrap the food while the bright side is used to spread over the plate.

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