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Analysis on the Development Prospect of Aluminum Foil Market for Food Packaging
Jul 17, 2017

Analysis on the Development Prospect of Aluminum Foil Market for Food Packaging

China's packaging industry in 2011, the annual demand for aluminum foil reached 350,000 tons, is expected to consume more than 900,000 tons in 2020, of which the most obvious demand for food foil.


Aluminum foil, commonly known as "tin foil", is pressed by aluminum slab extruded out of an aluminum rolling material, the thickness of between 0.001-0.2mm between the initial tin foil is indeed made of tin, but the foil texture than aluminum foil Hard, tin flavor will be retained in the food, plus tin paper melting point is low, not suitable for barbecue or baked goods, limiting its application in food packaging.


Aluminum foil is the most common application in the field of food packaging, it is a soft metal film, with moisture and corrosion resistance, airtight shading, fragrant, non-toxic and tasteless, long-term preservation of food, etc., with aluminum foil butter can make the shelf life Than the foil for 2-3 months, the general food packaging bags of aluminum foil thickness of only 6.5μm (microns), thin aluminum layer has been waterproof, keep food flavor, anti-bacterial and anti-external pollution, so much food The favor of the packer.


Aluminum foil production history can be traced back to the early 20th century, before 1900, people through the hard work of the hammer craft can produce small quantities of aluminum foil, the past 100 years, scientists continue to improve production technology and equipment, so that more and more thin aluminum, Production has also been greatly increased, expanding the application of aluminum foil, from the early chocolate and butter wrapping paper to the present development of beverage packaging, caps, cigarette boxes, aluminum foil hydrogen balloons and so on.


Aluminum foil is widely used, for example: aviation food packaging, general meat packaging, cigarette packaging and so on. Experts according to their application characteristics of the different, it will be divided into more than 20 varieties. Different countries due to differences in the level of economic development, aluminum consumption structure there is a big gap. In developed countries in Europe and America, for the packaging of aluminum foil products accounted for 70% of total demand. Aluminum foil in the Chinese market is mainly used as an industrial raw and auxiliary materials, packaging aluminum foil accounted for only 30% of the total domestic demand. Although the late development of aluminum foil packaging, but the market is growing rapidly, the prospects for concern.

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