The advantage of aluminium in food packaging
Aluminium’s properties make it the perfect material for food packaging.
Its main characteristics are:
- Light-weight; this quality cuts down on transport costs
- Impermeable; aluminium has an excellent barrier function against air, light and microorganisms
- Thermal conductor; this material transfers heat homogeneously and very quickly
- Flexible; aluminium can be moulded in an infinite number of shapes
The combination of this benefits makes aluminium ideal for various applications within the food industry. In addition, aluminium foil containers can be put in the oven or on the barbecue and in the fridge.
The importance of being Green in food packaging
Aluminium is 100% recyclable with no downgrading of its qualities. Aluminium foil has been used in packaging solutions for more than a hundred years because it can preserve and protect food and eliminates wastage.