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Foil for flexible food packaging

Aluminium foil, whether unsupported or laminated to paper and films, is now an almost mandatory material for flexible packaging in the food industry. Every consumer is familiar with household foil, but foil is also widely used in sachets and pouches, dairy lids, bottleneck foil, capsules, labels, seals and other applications. Aluminium foil comes in different gauges, typically ranging in thicknesses from 0.006 to 0.080 mm.

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Absolute protection

Foil is not only cost-effective but also provides complete food protection. It is unrivaled as a barrier layer, completely excluding light, gases, oil and fat, volatile compounds and water vapor. Aluminium foil is temperature resistant, thermally stable and an extremely good conductor of heat. It is also strong, durable and safe for use in contact with all foodstuffs.

Resource efficient

Hydro is one of the world’s leading suppliers of thin-gauge aluminium foil for liquid aseptic packaging, delivering thicknesses down to 0.006 – 0.009 mm and widths of up to 2020 mm. Our devotion to quality, reliability and environmental performance, enables us to meet your specific requirements as our customer. Our foil is tailored and tested, ready for further processing and converting to fit your production equipment. We guarantee excellent unwinding properties and trouble-free runability to provide maximum productivity.

Decorative and printable

Foil as a packaging material has two other great advantages – its decorative potential and high-resolution printability when used with modern techniques such as flexo-graphic, gravure and offset lithographic printing. Our bright or matte surfaces of aluminium foil provides designers almost unlimited possibilities of giving packaging a distinctive visual appearance and easy brand recognition.

The unique “dead-fold” character of aluminium foil makes it the ideal material for close-wrapped chocolate and other types of confectionery. Both in plain or decorative embossed surface designs, aluminium foil can be formed to fit the most complicated shapes. 

Product range 

Alloy EN/AA 

Temper 

Thickness (µm) 

Width (mm) 

Surface 

1200 

0 or H19 

6-80 

Max. 2,020 

Plain foil with bright / matt or bright / bright surface 

8079 

0 or H19 

6-80 

Max. 2,020 

Plain foil with bright / matt or bright / bright surface 

8021B 

0 or H19 

6-80 

Max. 2,020 

Plain foil with bright / matt or bright / bright surface 

We also deliver other alloys, thickness, temper or surface conditions on request.