“Aludium produces a wide range of packaging alloys that offer unbeatable response to gloss, anodizing, and lacquer surface treatments. In addition to standard industrial products, we also offer: Decorandum and Texturalndum.”

Packaging

Process

Manufacturing, Alloys, Treatments, Surface condition, Surface quality, Transformation, International standards, Packaging

Downloads

Aludium_Decorandum PDF
Aludium_Coils_Alicante PDF
Aludium_Leveled_Coils_Amorebieta PDF
Aludium_Non_Leveled_Coils_Amorebieta PDF
Aludium_Slitcoils PDF
Aludium_Sheets_Shates_Amorebieta PDF

Closures

 

Aludium is a leading provider of aluminium alloys used to manufacture closures and bottle caps. These products protect and preserve:

  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Food-grade oils
  • Other food grade and non-food liquids.

Aludium’s products and processes comply with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European directives regarding the use of aluminium which comes into contact with food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.

Aludium Alicante has an excellent reputation as a reliable, flexible and innovative partner for closure makers. The mill is one of the world’s leading providers of aluminium sheets for closure applications, and the preferred aluminium supplier for complex aluminium screw caps.

Our rolling technology produces aluminium sheets which are appropriate for extremely deep drawn and highly decorated closures. By using these products, closure makers can achieve a wide variety of mill or painted finishes which will differentiate their products in the market. Aludium’s Cindal R&D facility also has a full range of prototyping equipment which can be used to optimise and test new types of closures.

See below to find out more about Aludium’s closures portfolio.

Closures
Long Aluminium Closures
ROPP (Roll-On Pilfer- Proof) and Screw-on for liquor, wine, water and oil&vinegar. Non carbonated and soft carbonated drinks
AlloyConditionTemper
8011, 8011ADegreased, conversion coated and oiled (DOS), Mill FinishAccording to EN-541 
FormatFinishingThickness (in mm)Width (in mm)
CoilLeveled0.18-0.35 mm800 – 1520 mm in coil
Non leveledWidth range: 500 – 1250 mm in sheet
SheetLeveledLength range: 600 – 1100 mm in sheet
Short Aluminium Closures
ROPP and Screw-on for beverages like sparkly wine and water, soft drinks and beer. Non carbonated and carbonated drinks
AlloyConditionTemper
3105, 8011, 8011ADegreased, conversion coated and oiled (DOS), Mill FinishAccording to EN-541
FormatFinishingThickness (in mm)Width (in mm)
CoilLeveled0.18-0.35 mm800 – 1520 mm in coil
Non leveledWidth range: 500 – 1250 mm in sheet
SheetLeveledLength range: 600 – 1100 mm in sheet
Easy Open
Higher strength alloys able to substitute steel crown when high mechanical properties are required (5XXX), and 8011 for other applications. Non carbonated and carbonated drinks
AlloyConditionTemper
5052, 8011, 8011ADegreased, conversion coated and oiled (DOS), Mill FinishAccording to EN-541
FormatFinishingThickness (in mm)Width (in mm)
CoilLeveled0.18-0.35 mm800 – 1520 mm in coil
Non leveledWidth range: 500 – 1250 mm in sheet
SheetLeveledLength range: 600 – 1100 mm in sheet
COLD ROLLED COILS AND STRIPS for PACKAGING – DRINKS
Aluminium used to protect cork seals in alcoholic drinks bottles such as champagne, wine, and beer. An infinite range of painted finish possibilities allows product differentiation and a high level of aesthetics.
Thin Closures
Ready-to-paint aluminium foil to protect wine and champagne closures. It can also be used to form a complex closure with plastic.
AlloyConditionTemper
1050, 1200Degreased and converted, ready for paintingO
FormatFinishingThickness (in mm)Width (in mm)
Coil0.041 – 0.200 mmMaximum 1250 mm (if converted)

Process

Manufacturing, Alloys, Treatments, Surface condition, Surface quality, Transformation, International standards, Packaging

Downloads

Aludium_Decorandum PDF
Aludium_Coils_Alicante PDF
Aludium_Leveled_Coils_Amorebieta PDF
Aludium_Non_Leveled_Coils_Amorebieta PDF
Aludium_Slitcoils PDF
Aludium_Sheets_Shates_Amorebieta PDF

Cosmetic packaging

 

Aludium’s bright products for cosmetic packaging are manufactured at our plants in Alicante and Castelsarrasin. These mills are global leaders in speciality products and can supply the range of products and finishes required by cosmetic and perfume manufacturers. Together with our Cindal R&D facility, the mills can help customers to develop and prototype elegant new products to meet the demands of this challenging and constantly evolving market.

Our high-grade rolled and semi-finished products are used to manufacture cosmetic containers as well as:

– Actuator sheaths

– Collars

– Ferrules

– Overcap pieces

– Shrouds

– Sleeves.

 

Aludium’s many decades of experience, coupled with our sophisticated manufacturing technologies, guarantee excellent formability and consistent quality. Several of our alloys have been specially developed by our Cindal R&D centre to meet the demanding needs of the cosmetic packaging industry. They offer:

– Excellent response to surface treatments, allowing manufacturers to achieve shiny, coloured, or satin finishes

– A combination of high-lustre finish with optimal deep drawing properties

– Very specific dimensional tolerances.

 

High-grade surface qualities and finishing properties are essential to attain the degree of shine and elegance cosmetic that perfume makers require. Aludium can offer various surfaces options to meet these needs. Our surface finishes are appreciated for their uniform appearance and their excellent response to further treatments such as anodising, brightening, brushing or lacquering.

See below to find out more about Aludium’s cosmetic packaging portfolio.

COLD ROLLED COILS, STRIPS AND SHEETS for COSMETICS PIECES
AlloyRecommendationsSurfacesTemper
5505Fini Brillant, Commercial BrightH2x, H2x3, Special temper designed for highest formability requirements (low earing)
5657High purity alloy combining excellent response to chemical surface treatments with excellent formabilityFini Brillant, Commercial Bright, Industrial Bright, Mill Finish
3103Commercial Bright, Industrial Bright, Mill Finish
3003Recommended for less demanding finishesCommercial Bright, Industrial Bright, Mill Finish
1050Recommended for satin finishesCommercial Bright, Industrial Bright, Mill Finish
5005Recommended for matte finishesMill Finish
8011, 8011ARecommended for less demanding finishes

Process

Manufacturing, Alloys, Treatments, Surface condition, Surface quality, Transformation, International standards, Packaging

Downloads

Aludium_Decorandum PDF
Aludium_Coils_Alicante PDF
Aludium_Leveled_Coils_Amorebieta PDF
Aludium_Non_Leveled_Coils_Amorebieta PDF
Aludium_Slitcoils PDF
Aludium_Sheets_Shates_Amorebieta PDF

Food packaging

Aluminium is an ideal material for food packaging as it provides a lightweight and complete barrier between the packaged goods and the outside world. That barrier blocks light, liquids, oxygen, micro-organisms, and other substances which can affect the taste or smell (organoleptic properties) of packaged goods.

Food containers made with aluminium can be used in conventional ovens and boilers. Aluminium is a highly efficient heat conductor which allows the contents of a food container to be heated to the desired temperature quickly.

With their high-quality surface, goods packaged in aluminium stand out on the shelf. Aludium’s aluminium grades for food packaging are designed to be painted or labelled, allowing fillers to easily differentiate their products in a highly crowded market.

Thanks to its excellent mechanical performance, aluminium is an easy material to manufacture into food containers. Aludium’s products for food packaging are designed for use in forming processes such as deep drawing and shaping.

Aludium produces aluminium grades which are suitable for pet food cans, ends and tab stock, and smooth wall containers. Our portfolio of food-grade aluminium products offer:

  • Excellent mechanical properties, making them highly suitable drawing and deep drawing
  • A high-quality surface which facilities the application of paint or labels and enables fillers to differentiate their products in a highly crowded market.

Aludium’s manufacturing teams work closely with our Cindal R&D centre to develop the processes and alloys that are used to make our grades for food packaging. This expertise has led to the wide acceptance of our packaging grades by the European food industry. Cindal R&D can also help you to fine-tune your production processes or identify the best grade for a challenging printing project. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

See below to find out more about Aludium’s food can portfolio.

FOOD CAN
Body and lid
Alloys as 3104 and 5052 can be used to manufacturing cans and lids
AlloyConditionTemper
3004 / 3104Degreased, conversion coated and oiled (DOS)                                             Mill finishAccording to EN-541
5052
FormatFinishingThickness (in mm)Width (in mm)
CoilLevelled0,18 – 0,35 mm800-1520 in coil
Non levelledWidth range: 500 – 1250 mm in sheet
SheetLevelledLength range: 600 – 1100 mm in sheet

Process

Manufacturing, Alloys, Treatments, Surface condition, Surface quality, Transformation, International standards, Packaging

Downloads

Aludium_Decorandum PDF
Aludium_Coils_Alicante PDF
Aludium_Leveled_Coils_Amorebieta PDF
Aludium_Non_Leveled_Coils_Amorebieta PDF
Aludium_Slitcoils PDF
Aludium_Sheets_Shates_Amorebieta PDF

Pharmacy and parapharmacy packaging

Aludium is a leading supplier of aluminum alloys that are used to manufacture medicine containers and parapharmacy products. These alloys preserve and protect products, such as:

– Medical instruments

– Medicines

– Disposable materials used in the health sector

– Closures and caps for bottles.

Aludium’s processes and products comply with the directives of the European Union and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the use of aluminum that is in contact with drugs and parapharmacy products.

Aludium Alicante has an excellent reputation as a reliable, flexible and innovative supplier for the producers of these packages. The plant is one of the world’s leading suppliers of aluminum sheets for this application.

Our rolling technology produces aluminum sheets that are suitable for deep drawing and high decoration applications. Using these state-of-the-art alloys, packaging manufacturers can achieve a wide variety of lamination finishes or painted finishes that are perfect for the most demanding applications in the pharmaceutical industry.

Aludium’s Cindal R&D center also has a full team of prototypes that can be used to optimize and test new types of pharmacy and parapharmacy products.

See below to learn more about Aludium’s pharmaceutical portfolio.

Pharmacy and parapharmacy
Degreased coils
Alloy Condition Status
8011, 8011A Degreasing, Mill Finish According to EN-541
Format Finish Thickness (in mm) Width (in mm)
Coil Flattened 0.18 – 0.35 mm 800 – 1520 mm

Process

Manufacturing, Alloys, Treatments, Surface condition, Surface quality, Transformation, International standards, Packaging

Downloads

Aludium_Decorandum PDF
Aludium_Coils_Alicante PDF
Aludium_Leveled_Coils_Amorebieta PDF
Aludium_Non_Leveled_Coils_Amorebieta PDF
Aludium_Slitcoils PDF
Aludium_Sheets_Shates_Amorebieta PDF

Semi-rigid containers

Semi-rigid aluminium containers are typically used as disposable or single-use containers to cook or reheat food. Like all aluminium for food applications, alloys used to make semi-rigid containers are impermeable, inert, and offer good mechanical properties. The alloys meet all regulatory requirements for food contact applications and do not jeopardise the organoleptic (taste or smell) properties of the food.

Aludium offers a range of food-grade alloys which are suitable for forming into semi-rigid containers.

To find out more about our offer for semi-rigid containers, see below.

SEMI RIGID CONTAINERS
Aluminium for packaging which is characterised by its impermeability, mechanical properties when drawn, ability to be painted, and inert properties. These products do not jeopardise the organoleptic features of the packaged food.
Pet Food
Cans for packaging pet food. Not suitable for deep drawing
AlloyConditionTemper
3003, 3105Mill Finish and/or Lubricated for use in bare conditionO
Degreased and converted, ready for painting
FormatFinishingThickness (in mm)Width (in mm)
Coil0.07 – 0.20 mm780 – 1670 mm, maximum 1250 mm if converted
Smooth Wall Containers
Packaging for lacteous and sterilised products which is suitable for drawing. Products are normally painted and drawn.
AlloyConditionTemper
8006Degreased and converted, ready for painting (for t > 70 µm)O, H22, H24, H26, H18
8011, 8011ADegreased and converted, ready for painting (for t > 70 µm)O
FormatFinishingThickness (in mm)Width (in mm)
Coil 0.18 – 0.20 mm780 – 1670 mm, maximum 1250 mm if converted
Trays – Corrugated Wall
Used in containers suitable for cooking applications. They are normally deep drawn and can be used bare or painted. The walls of these products are corrugated.
AlloyConditionTemper
8006Mill Finish and/or Lubricated for use in bare conditionH22, H24, H26, H18
Degreased and converted, ready for painting
FormatFinishingThickness (in mm)Width (in mm)
Coil0.05 – 0.20 mm780 – 1670 mm, maximum 1250 mm if converted