Food aluminum foils

100 years of aluminum packaging

An aluminum foil is aluminum rolled up to thickness 0,2 mm. It can be found literally in any home: sparkling and silvery. It is impossible to imagine how without this product it was possible: to keep food fresh, cook barbecue, bake potatoes in their skins. At the table you encounter a pack of butter in foil and cover yogurt. In the bathroom, almost all creams and lotions are also in aluminum packaging. Interesting, the first time was the aluminum foil in the packaging 1911 year - more 100 years ago, when it replaced the tin foil /1/.

Wrapping food foil /1/

Packaging properties of aluminum foil

Reliable barrier

The main property of the aluminum foil is, that it serves as a reliable barrier. Even the thinnest aluminum foil just thick 6 micrometers - thinner than a human hair - provides protection against light, oxygen, humidity, bacteria and unwanted odors. Therefore, food and medicine in the aluminum packaging significantly increase their shelf life. Scientific studies have shown the thickness of aluminum foil 6 micrometers (0.006 mm) can be considered an absolute barrier.

Quickly gains and gives off heat

Aluminum foil conducts heat very quickly. This is an important advantage of it, for example, sterilization of milk, which was then a long shelf life fresh even without refrigeration. Rapid heat dissipation also reduces the process cooling for storage products.

Ideal dactile material

Aluminum foil is extremely easy and can easily take various forms and develop without any elastic recoil. This makes it an ideal packaging material for products such as butter.

Bright and attractive

Aluminum foil can be produced with varying trim - sparkling and matte. It can be painted with paints and varnishes, give it a silvery surface of different texture - corrugated, ribbed or perfectly smooth. This foil is suitable for all printing methods and techniques and therefore easy to make packaged products bright and attractive.

Cooking, frying and baking

With aluminum foil can be boiled, broil and bake in microwave oven, as in a conventional oven.

Product, packed in foil /1/

Food foil, technical and capacitor

  • Requirements for aluminum foil for food packaging sets the Standard 745-2003.
  • There are other aluminium foil - aluminum foil, GOST 618-73 for technical purposes, in particular, for thermal, hydro- and sound.
  • Aluminum foil for capacitors produced in accordance with GOST 25905-83.

Food aluminum foil according GOST 745

1 Classification of food aluminum foils

1.1 According to the manufacturing accuracy, foil is divided into the following types:
H - normal accuracy;
P - increased accuracy;
The - high precision.
1.2 According to the condition of the material, foil is divided into the following types:
M - soft;
T - firm.
1.3 According to the condition of the treated surface, foil is divided into the following types:
FG - smooth;
FL - varnished on one side;
FL - lacquered on both sides;
FTL - varnished with thermovarnishes;
FO - painted with colored varnishes or paints;
FP - printed;
FPL - printed on the front side and varnished on the back;
FPTL - printed on the front side and varnished with thermal varnishes on the back side;
FLTL - ground under printing on the obverse and the reverse side Thermovarnish.
If the foil is embossed, then added to the above notation symbol "TC".

2 Range of food aluminum foil

2.1 Foil thickness and tolerances in the thickness indicated in the table correspond to 1.
table1Table 1 – Foil thickness and tolerances in the thickness

2.2 foil width - from 15 to 1500 mm.
2.3 Foil winding - on metal bushings (spools) with an inner diameter 34-36, 50-52, 68-70, 75-77 and 150-153.
2.4 The outer diameter of the foil rolls - from 100 to 800 mm.
2.5 An example of a foil symbol:

Foil thickness smooth 0,050 mm, width 100 mm, normal manufacturing accuracy, Aluminum grade A5, soft:

Films FG 0,050 x 100 A5 M N GOST 145-2003

3 The chemical composition of food aluminum foil

3.1 Foil is made:
1) from aluminum grades AD, AD0 and AD1 GOST 4784-97;
2) made of aluminum grades A6, A5 and A0 GOST 11069;
3) from aluminum alloys АЖ0.6; АЖ0,8 and АЖ1 with chemical composition, indicated in the table 2;
4) made of aluminum alloys 8011, 8011A, 1145 and 1050 with the chemical composition, indicated in the table 3.
table2Table 2 - Chemical composition of aluminum and aluminum alloy foils for the manufacture of

table3Table 3 – Chemical composition of aluminum and aluminum alloys for the manufacture of foil (according to foreign standards)

1. Aluminium Foil – Multitalanted Lightweight Packing /GDA, Germany, 2014