History of Aluminium Foil For Packaging

aluminium foil for packaging

The earliest production of aluminium foil for packaging was in France around 1903, by Gautschi, employing the classical pack rolling method of reducing metal to foil thicknesses.

Gautschi stacked thin sheets of aluminium into a pack and rolled them between heavy iron cylinders heated internally by hot water. This was repeated each time with a progressively smaller gap between the iron cylinders, until the desired foil gauges were obtained.

Commercial production of aluminium foil for packaging was begun in 1913 within the United States.
Demand and production increased rapidly as producers and consumers became interested in the material . By the end of 1945, eight plants in the United States were creating rolled foil.

Today many more throughout the world are producing aluminium foil for packaging for many applications in both industrial and consumer markets.

There is such a wide range and large numbers of end uses for aluminium foil that practically every household and every profession finds a use in this adaptable material.

Aluminium foil for packaging is used to prepare, freeze, store, transport, cook and serve a variety of foods.
Containers made from aluminium foil are the only containers that can be used in all types of ovens: microwave, conventional, convection and broiler.

Moreover, its recyclability makes aluminium one of the most environment friendly materials on earth, a key advantage for planet conscious consumers and local governments.