Aluminium foil for flexible tobacco packaging

Tobacco products are consumed widely throughout the world. Like other sensitive goods, they require packaging which brings them to the customer in optimum condition. Hydro is one of the world’s leading producers of cigarette foil.

Aluminium foil for flexible tobacco packaging

Key features

  • It retains the characteristic aroma peculiar to each blend and brand, and also gives the packaging a distinctive appearance and quality appeal.
  • An aluminium foil/paper laminate provides certain characteristics, such as dead fold and emboss ability, which other bundling materials cannot offer.
  • Tobacco benefits from aluminium foil’s unequalled barrier properties in the same way as other sensitive natural products.
  • The foil maintains an effective barrier against moisture and protects the tobacco from deterioration, aroma transmission and bacteria by sustaining a micro-climate in the package.
  • With its non-returning dead-fold characteristic, aluminium can be formed to the desired shape with no “spring back” and provides the web strength and dependability essential to high-speed packing lines, where downtime is costly.


Custom design

  • We supply up to 6 micron thin foil, rolled and laminated in widths of maximum 2000 mm.
  • A new slitter of 2000 mm width, enable us to meet all customer requirements.
  • The focus at our rolling, laminating and cutting facility is to guarantee economical, competitive and secured production.

Our standard laminate specifications:

Alloys 1200 N and/or 8079 L
Gauges down to 6 micron
Adhesive glue up to 0.8 g/sqm
Coating/lacquers slipped in plain or colored
Papers up to 20 g/sqm according
Other customer/product requirements
Capacity 200 million sqm

Application areas

  • Cigarette packaging

Updated: September 22, 2016