aluminum foil

Aluminum foil is a thin sheet formed by rolling an aluminum sheet through a rolling mill for many times.Aluminum foil can be produced into aluminum foil rolls and sheet aluminum foils.

Aluminum foil, a thin sheet of metal, is a versatile material. From cooking, baking and food storage, the packaging industry to medical equipment, aluminum foil plays an essential role in our daily lives.

In this article, we'll introduce you to our top-quality aluminum foil products and their many applications. Whether you need it for food packaging, medical equipment, or other industries, our products are designed to meet your needs. Let's explore the world of aluminum foil together!

Application of aluminum foil

Application of aluminum foil

What is aluminum foil?

Aluminum foil is a thin sheet of aluminum that is typically less than 0.2mm thick. It is commonly used for its heat-reflective and barrier properties, which make it an ideal material for food packaging, insulation, and other applications.

Some common uses of aluminum foil include wrapping food items, lining baking sheets, and disposable foil containers and as a heat insulator for homes and commercial buildings, and pharmaceutical packaging.

Aluminum foil can be produced into aluminum foil rolls and sheet aluminum foils. It is a material that is indispensable in daily life, The average aluminium foil consumption in Europe is over 26 sqm per capita.

The thickness of commonly used aluminum foil is between 0.014-0.2mm, and there are thicker and stronger heavy-duty aluminum foils.

Which alloys can produce aluminum foil

There are several different alloys of aluminum used to produce foil, with the most common being 1235 O, 8011 O,8011 H22, 8011 H24,3004 O,3004 H24,8021 O, and 8079 O. aluminum foil is widely used in various industries due to its lightweight, flexibility, and durability.

hydrophilic aluminum foil for radiator
Aluminum fin stock
Aluminum foil jumbo roll
Aluminum jumbo roll

Aluminum jumbo roll

Aluminum jumbo roll refer to large-sized aluminum foil roll. Tigers Aluminum manufactures aluminum jumbo rolls with alloys including 1235, 3003, 3004, 8011, 8079, and 8021. The sizes and thicknesses can be customized.

8079 aluminum foil production
8079 aluminum foil

8079 aluminum foil

8079 aluminum foil belongs to the 8000 series aluminum, with a thickness ranging from 10 to 200 microns, and is often used in flexible packaging aluminum foil and pharmaceutical aluminum foil.

8021 aluminum foil
8021 aluminum foil

8021 aluminum foil

8021 aluminum foil is mainly used in pharmaceutical packaging. According to the packaging purpose, it can be divided into cold forming blister foil, PTP blister foil, tropical blister foil, alu alu foil.

8011 aluminum foil
8011 aluminum foil

8011 aluminum foil

8011 aluminum foil is a product of 8xxx aluminum alloy, which is widely used in food containers, pharmaceutical packaging, food packaging, cable foil, and milk cover materials.

8006 aluminum foil
8006 aluminum foil

8006 aluminum foil

8006 aluminum foil is a type of 8000 series hot-rolled aluminum foil. With superior gloss, moisture resistance, and corrosion resistance, 8006 foil is the perfect choice for your packaging needs.

Aluminum foil jumbo roll
3003 Aluminum Foil

3003 Aluminum Foil

3003 aluminum foil belongs to 3000 series aluminum, is Al-Mn series alloy, medium strength, mainly used in food packaging containers, insulation and heat exchangers in construction and automotive industries.

3004 aluminum foil
3004 Aluminum Foil

3004 Aluminum Foil

3004 aluminum foil is a kind of container foil, used to make aluminum foil containers, widely used in food packaging, beverage can production, etc.

Custom width aluminum foil
1235 aluminum foil

1235 aluminum foil

1235 aluminum foil consists of 99.35% aluminum. It is the foil with the highest aluminum content and is commonly used to make the aluminum household foil, aluminum flexible packaging foil, and aluminum pharmaceutical foil.

Alloy grade and application of aluminum foil

The alloy models that can be used for rolling into aluminum foil are:

  • 1235 aluminum foil

    1235 aluminum foil has high purity and good electrical conductivity, so it is often used as tape foil and battery foil , widely used in refrigerators, air conditioning, automobiles, petrochemicals, Bridges, hotels, electronics and other industries.

  • 3003 aluminum foil

    3003 aluminum foil is mainly used in the electronics industry. It can used for aluminum electrolytic capacitors,viation meal boxes, and aluminum honeycomb the raw material of electronic foil, 3003 aluminum foil will have a good market prospect. It has good formability.

  • 3004 aluminum foil

    3004 aluminum foil can be made into different shapes of dining boxes, divided into two kinds of wrinkle-free and wrinkle-free. It can be used for many kinds of food packaging, and other materials composite, and after printing, it is favored by the majority of food production industry. It Also can be used for lunch box materials, household aluminum foil.

  • 8006 aluminum foil

    8006 aluminum foil is often used in aviation meal box materials, food flexible packaging foils and medicinal foils, which have great advantages.

  • 8011 aluminum foil

    8011 aluminum foil used for bottle cap materials, drug packaging, food packaging, tape foil, aluminum foil for electronic cables, honeycomb foil, etc.

  • 8021 aluminum foil

    8021 aluminum foil is often used in the field of electronic products, such as soft lithium battery, polymer lithium battery and other types of lithium battery, aluminum foil take-out lunch boxes, baking containers, is also widely used in the back of drug capsules

  • 8079 aluminum foil

    8079 aluminum foil used for food packaging, drug packaging and meal box materials.

History of aluminum foil

Aluminum foil was first produced in the early 20th century, with the first plant established in Switzerland in 1910. Workers hammer the aluminum sheet until it is thin enough, and the aluminum foil at this time is used to make the barrier layer of the package.(Source:

In the 1920s, a process called rolling was introduced, which made the production of aluminum foil faster and more efficient.

Today, aluminum foil is widely used in various industries and can be found in homes, restaurants, hospitals, and many other settings.

Introduction of different aluminum foil products

Types of Aluminum Foil:

Aluminum foil is a thin sheet of aluminum that is typically less than 0.2mm thick. It comes in different forms, including plain, embossed, and coated, to suit various applications.

Dimensions, thickness, and weight of Aluminum foil:

Aluminum foil comes in a range of thicknesses, typically ranging from 0.006mm to 0.2mm. The most commonly used thickness for household foil is between 0.01mm and 0.02mm. The weight of the foil depends on its dimensions, but it is very lightweight.

Uses and functions of the product

Aluminum foil has a wide range of uses and functions. It is commonly used for food packaging, insulation, and as a barrier layer in various applications. It can also be used for cooking, baking, and grilling as a heat reflector or insulator.

Material and manufacturing process of the product

Aluminum foil is made from pure aluminum or aluminum alloys, which are melted, rolled, and then cold-rolled to reduce the thickness to the desired level. The foil may be annealed to soften it and make it more flexible, and it can be embossed or coated to add texture and improve its performance in specific applications.

Features and advantages of aluminum foil:

Features and advantages:

  1. Heat resistance: Aluminum foil can withstand high temperatures, making it ideal for use in cooking, baking, and grilling.
  2. Barrier properties: Aluminum foil is an excellent barrier to light, moisture, gases, and other contaminants, which makes it ideal for food packaging and other applications where product integrity is important.
  3. Flexibility: Aluminum foil is very flexible, which allows it to be easily molded into different shapes and sizes, making it versatile and adaptable to various uses.

Advantages compared to other materials:

  1. Lightweight: Aluminum foil is very lightweight, which makes it easier to transport and handle compared to other materials.
  2. Cost-effective: Aluminum foil is relatively inexpensive compared to other materials, making it a cost-effective solution for a wide range of applications.
  3. Recyclable: Aluminum foil is 100% recyclable and can be recycled over and over again without losing its quality, making it a sustainable and environmentally friendly choice.

Sustainability and environmental friendliness of aluminum foil:

  1. Recyclable: As mentioned earlier, aluminum foil is 100% recyclable, which makes it an environmentally friendly choice.
  2. Low environmental impact: The manufacturing process for aluminum foil has a relatively low environmental impact compared to other materials.
  3. Reduces food waste: Aluminum foil can help to reduce food waste by protecting food products and extending their shelf life, which ultimately leads to less food being thrown away.

Specification of aluminum foil

  • Temper: O – H24
  • Thickness: 0.006mm – 0.20mm
  • Width: 50mm – 1500mm

Application of aluminum foil in different industries

Applications of aluminum foil in Food packaging:

Aluminum foil is widely used in the food packaging industry, such as wrapping food items, sealing containers, and making disposable food trays.

Applications of aluminum foil in Medical device packaging:

Aluminum foil is commonly used for packaging pills, tablets, capsules, and other forms of medication. Because of its light, moisture and air barrier properties,which helps to protect the quality and stability of the drugs.

Applications of aluminum foil in Insulation:

Aluminum foil is commonly used as insulation material in the construction industry.

Applications of aluminum foil in Automotive:

Aluminum foil is used in the automotive industry for soundproofing and heat insulation in vehicles. It helps to reduce noise and vibration.

Applications of aluminum foil in Electrical and electronics:

Aluminum foil is used in electrical and electronic applications, such as capacitors, transformers, and circuit boards. Its high electrical conductivity and low weight make it an ideal choice for these applications.

Applications of aluminum foil in Art and craft:

Aluminum foil is a popular material for art and craft projects. It can be easily molded into different shapes and sizes, and provides a reflective surface that can be used for a variety of creative projects.

Aluminum foil is a versatile material that can be used in many different industries and applications due to its unique properties and benefits.

Application and Specification Data Sheet for Different Alloys

NO. Denomination Final application Temper Thickness Width Inner diameter Outside diameter
1 Prime Aluminum Foiks For Double Zero Aluminum foils materials 1200/1235/8011
2 Household foils Soft packing in household 8011-O 0.01-0.02 200-700 75 400/760
3 Cable foil Wraping for cable 1235/8011,O 0.15,0.2 400,450, 500 75 760
4 Pharmaceutical foil Packing for cable 8011-H18 0.020 400-600 75 760
5 Aluminum fin stock Hear exchanger and condensator for A/C 8011-H24,O 0.1-0.13 400-1000 150 760
6 Cigarette foil Packing for cigarette 1235-O 0.0065-0.007 460,520 75 400
7 Thin foil for deep-processing Foil with thickness less than ten micron applied in surface of packing materials 8011/1235-O 0.0065-0.007 460-1000 75 400
8 Thick foil for deep processing Seal for beer bottle 1235/8011,O 0.0115 300-600 75/150 400/760
Shield for video cable 0.01-0.012 500 75 400
Aluminum adhesive tape 0.2-0.06 300-600 75/150 400/760
9 Semi-rigid container foil Food container applied in aviation 8011/3003-H24 0.06-0.09 300-600 75 760
10 Foil for automobile radiator Water tank radiator in automobile 8011/1050-H18 0.08-0.10 140-600 75 760
11 Foil for hot seal Hot seal cover for acidophilus milk and other beverage 1145/8011-O 0.02-0.038 400-600 75 760

How to use aluminum foil and precautions

Cooking and baking: Aluminum foil can be used to wrap food items and to line baking sheets and pans. When using aluminum foil for cooking or baking, make sure to use the shiny side of the foil facing inwards, as this is the side that reflects heat best.

Food packaging: Aluminum foil can be used for wrapping food items, sealing containers, and making disposable food trays. However, avoid using aluminum foil in direct contact with acidic or salty foods, as it can react with these substances and potentially contaminate the food.

How to store and handle aluminum foil products properly:

Store aluminum foil in a cool, dry place away from moisture and heat sources to prevent it from becoming damaged or deteriorating.

Keep aluminum foil away from sharp objects or edges, as it can tear or puncture easily.

Avoid stacking heavy items on top of aluminum foil, as this can crush or deform the foil.

The surface of the aluminum foil

Because aluminum has the appearance of silver white, used as the packaging will also appear very beautiful, and have good visual effects.

According to the processing state, aluminum foil can be divided into plain foil, embossed foil, composite foil, coated foil, colored aluminum foil, and printed aluminum foil.

Deep processing of aluminum foil

  1. Plain foil: Aluminum foil without any other processing after rolling, also called a smooth foil.
  2. Embossed aluminum foil: aluminum foil with various patterns embossed on the surface.
  3. Composite foil: composite aluminum foil is formed by pasting aluminum foil, paper, plastic film, and cardboard together.
  4. Coated foil: aluminum foil coated with various resins or paints on the surface.
  5. Colored aluminum foil: A single color aluminum foil is coated on the surface.
  6. Printing aluminum foil: aluminum foil that forms various patterns, patterns, texts, or pictures on the surface by printing, it can be one color, up to 12 kinds.

What are the international standards for aluminum foil

There are several international standards related to aluminum foil, including:

  • ASTM International: ASTM International has developed several standards for aluminum foil, including ASTM B479-18 Standard Specification for Annealed Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Foil for Flexible Barrier, Food Contact, and Other Applications.
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO): ISO has developed several standards for aluminum foil, including ISO 7271:2011Aluminium and aluminium alloys — Foil and thin strip — Dimensional tolerances.
  • European Committee for Standardization (CEN): CEN has developed several standards for aluminum foil, including EN 546-2:2006 Aluminium and aluminium alloys - Foil - Part 2: Packaging.
  • Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS): JIS has developed several standards for aluminum foil, including JIS H 4160:2006 Aluminum foil for household use.
  • China National Standards (GB): The Chinese government has developed several standards for aluminum foil, including:GB/T 3198,and GB/T 3199.

These standards cover various aspects of aluminum foil, including its composition, physical properties, dimensions, and performance characteristics.

Aluminum foil packing

  • Package: Wooden case
  • Standard Wooden case specification: Length*Width*Hight=1.4m*1.3m*0.8m
  • If you need,wooden case dimension could be redesigned as required.
  • Per wooden case Gross Weight scale: 500-700KG Net Weight: 450-650KG
  • Remark: For special packaging requirements, please inform our sales.

The success of lightweighting applications for aluminum foil, which began in 1980, has led to traditional material savings of more than 30% and has driven a boom in the market for efficient packaging products.

The unique shielding properties of aluminum foil produced by Tigers Aluminum can be combined well with curved films to create lightweight packaging with excellent holding space, a use that has led to the widespread and expanding use of aluminum foil in emerging markets.

Note: Tigers Aluminum only provides raw materials for the above purposes, doesn’t provide post-finished product processing. (composite, glue, and other deep processing)

China Aluminum Foil Manufacturer

Tigers Aluminum is a raw material supplier and manufacturer of aluminum foil rolls from China. The main types of products are: electronic aluminum foil, cable aluminum foil, tape aluminum foil, food packaging aluminum foil, pharmaceutical aluminum foil, lunch box aluminum foil, honeycomb aluminum foil, sealing aluminum foil, household aluminum foil.

We use advanced production equipment and production process, through strict quality control system, aluminum foil products are recognized by customers in more than 30 countries and long-term sustainable cooperation.

The raw materials of aluminum foil we produce can be packaged by size and weight, whether it is a large roll of aluminum foil or a small roll of several hundred kilograms, we can meet your requirements.


Aluminum products of Tigers meet the export popular.

Plastic movie and brown paper can be protected at customers’ need. Also timber case or timber pallet is adopted to shield products from harm for the duration of the delivery.

There are styles of packaging, which is eye to wall or eye to sky. Customers can choose either of them for their convenience.

There are 2 tons in one package, and loading 18-22 lots in 1×20′ container, and 20-24 tons in 1×40′ container.

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