Food Packaging

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Food Packaging2017-06-25T15:28:55+00:00

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 of packaged goods.
Thanks to its excellent mechanical properties, 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.

Food containers made with aluminium can be used in conventional ovens, microwaves, 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.

Aludium produces aluminium grades which are suitable for pet food cans, ends and tab stock, smooth wall containers, and trays with corrugated walls. 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 particularly challenging printing project.
Why not contact us today to find out how we can help.

To find out more about the technical specifications of our aluminium offer for the food packaging sector, click on the + symbols below.


FOODCAN
Body and lid
Alloys as 3104 and 5052 can be used to manufacturing cans and lids
Alloy Condition Temper
3004 / 3104 Degreased, conversion coated and oiled (DOS)                                             Mill finnish According to EN-541
5052
Format Finishing Thickness (in mm) Width (in mm)
Coil Leveled 0,18-0,35mm 800-1520 in coil
Non leveled Width range: 500-1250mm in sheet
Sheet Leveled Length range: 600-1100mm in sheet
Aludium - Food containers

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
Alloy Condition Temper
3003,3105 Mill Finish and/or Lubricated for use in bare condition O
Degreased and converted, ready for painting
Format Finishing Thickness (in mm) Width (in mm)
Coil 0.07 – 0.20 780 – 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.
Alloy Condition Temper
8006 Degreased and converted, ready for painting (for t >70 µm) O, H22, H24, H26, H18
8011 Degreased and converted, ready for painting (for t >70 µm) O
Format Finishing Thickness (in mm) Width (in mm)
Coil 0.18 – 0.20 780 – 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.
Alloy Condition Temper
8006 Mill Finish and/or Lubricated for use in bare condition H22, H24, H26, H18
Degreased and converted, ready for painting
Format Finishing Thickness (in mm) Width (in mm)
Coil 0.05 – 0.20 780 – 1670 mm, maximum 1250 mm if converted