Do you know Aluminum Foil Applications?Many of the principal aluminum foil uses and markets, and a number of specialty applications, have been mentioned in connection

Do you know Aluminum Foil Applications?


Do you know Aluminum Foil Applications?

Many of the principal aluminum foil uses and markets, and a number of specialty applications, have been mentioned in connection with discussions of various properties or converting operations in other sections of this book. But the versatility of aluminum foil and the literally hundreds of ways in which it is used in commerce throughout the world, demand more comprehensive listing of end uses.

An excellent condensation of major aluminum foil applications is afforded by the converted and nonconverted foil end-use classifications given in Table1. These are used for the aluminum foil end-use report compiled annually by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Presented on the pages that follow, is an overview of the many kinds of specific types of aluminum foil packages and other products.

The basic categories in which all statistically identifiable aluminum foil applications are reported by the Aluminum Association to indicate industry shipments are as follows:
Packaging End Uses

Semi Rigid Foil Containers akery Goods, Frozen Foods and other
Caps, cap-liners and packaging closures for Beverages, milk, foods and other
Composite cans and canisters  Powdered drinks, auto supplies, Food snacks, Citrus and other juices, Refrigerated dough, other frozen food products
Flexible Packaging end uses  labels, cartons, over wraps, wrappers, capsules, bags, pouches, seal hoods and overlays for semi rigid foil containes.
Military specification packaging

Nonpackaging End Uses

Household aluminum foil
Institutional aluminum  foil
Gift wrap
Florist aluminum  foil
Decorative uses, n.e.c. (including fancy paper, match covers, displays, novelties, ornaments, etc.)
Nonpackaging end uses, n.e.c. (including chaff)
Scrap, waste, and unaccounted for

Selected non converted foil products

Unmounted, unconverted foil stock sold to end users for candy and gum wraps
Insulation foil and building products
Capacitor(condenser) Foil
Fin Stock 
Strip Conductor stock (under .006″)
Litho plate stock
Christmas tree stock
Honeycomb stock
Nameplate and decorative trim stock

Aluminum Foil Applications

Aluminum Containers and Flexible Packaging
Semi-Rigid Foil Containers
Household & Institutional Foil
Aluminum Foil Food Service Products
Other Foil Uses
Aluminum Foil Building Products
Aluminum Foil Capacitors
Aluminum Foil Finstock / Heat Exchanger
Aluminum Foil Strip Conductor
Aluminum Honeycomb
Aluminum Foil Lithographic Plates
Aluminum Foil Label Stock
Aluminum Foil Caul Stock for High-Pressure Laminates
Aluminum Foil Paper Board Stocks
Other Foil Applications

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