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Aluminium Packaging – durable, light-weight aluminium solutions for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries

Packaging for modern applications must meet the challenges of ultimate protection, convenience, light weight and optimal recyclability. Aluminium packaging from Hydro provide the most sustainable solution.

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Sustainable aluminium packaging for every application

Aluminium by its very nature is extremely lightweight. Using aluminium for packaging, it's easily moulded, stacked and transported, limiting the environmental impact of transportation, distribution and at the end of use, recycling.

Aluminium can be recycled over and over again in a completely 'closed-loop' recycling process.

Aluminium supplied by Hydro can be taken one step further. As a fully integrated aluminium company, aluminium is mined, melted, formed, supplied and then recycled into new products by one single company. Aluminium packaging solutions supplied by Hydro are an end-to-end production.

Aluminium can be widely used for thermal insulation within packaging. As aluminium is 88% reflective, it reflects heat and provides a protective vapor barrier.

Why choose aluminium food, beverage and pharmaceutical packaging?

Aluminium can be widely used for thermal insulation within packaging. As aluminium is 88% reflective, it reflects heat and provides a protective vapor barrier.

In foil, cans and other packaging products, aluminium's insulative properties provide a complete barrier to light, oxygen, moisture and bacteria. For these reasons, aluminium foil is used extensively in food and pharmaceutical packaging in order to keep the packaging contents fresh.

Aluminium foil is also used to make aseptic packaging. This type of packaging enables storage of perishable goods without refrigeration.

Aluminium cans are the most sustainable beverage container on the market. The average aluminium can contains up to 70% recycled aluminium making it both a sustainable product and 'green'.

Aluminium cans provide long-term preservation benefits for both food and beverage applications. As with other aluminium packaging, cans made from aluminium deliver 100% protection against oxygen, light, moisture and other contaminants.

Aluminium doesn't rust, is resistant to corrosion and provides one of the longest ‘shelf life’ of any type of packaging.

Aluminium-based food canning provides consumers with peace of mind that their products have been safely prepared and the contents is protected inside its aluminium shell.

Hydro aluminium products for sustainable, convenient packaging

Aluminium can be used in a multitude of different applications for packaging. Whether your project requires infinite recyclability, easy to use aseptic application, handling sensitive pharmaceuticals or long shelf life and durability, aluminium from Hydro can help make the project a reality.

Our aluminium packaging solutions include:

Hydro’s commitment to Research & Development

Hydro offers unmatched Research & Development knowledge in the field of aluminium packaging & design. This includes high-strength aluminium alloy development, as well as applied manufacturing skills in bending, machining, joining, surface treatment and assembly.

We work with designers and manufacturers globally to promote, distribute and design class-leading aluminium products for packaging.

We serve as consulting engineers and as your manufacturing partner, utilizing aluminium extrusion and aluminium rolling technologies in structural and heat transfer applications.

As the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries are replacing plastic and glass with aluminium, Hydro is your partner for every aluminium packaging component.

Low carbon, 'Greener' aluminium for packaging

Hydro CIRCAL recycled aluminium could make your greener credentials even greater – made from 75% recycled aluminium, Hydro CIRCAL aluminium provides a sustainable alternative to traditional materials and traditional aluminium. Read more about Hydro CIRCAL recycled aluminium.

Hydro REDUXA low-carbon aluminium is extremely energy efficient to produce, promoting sustainable materials and design. Stereotypically, the automotive industry is very energy intensive and polluting. Hydro REDUXA low-carbon aluminium provides a greener alternative. Read more about Hydro REDUXA low-carbon aluminium.

The benefits of using aluminium for beverage cans

As aluminium is a permanent material that can be recycled repeatedly with no loss of inherent characteristics, cans stand out in terms of their recyclability and contribution to the circular economy. The paper explores the benefits of aluminium used in cans.

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