Sustainability and Aluminium Foil

Sustainability and Aluminium Foil


In striving for a more sustainable and responsible world, the foil industry offers solutions to many of today's environmental problems. Read on to learn more about the benefits of aluminum foil.

Aluminium Foil
Aluminium Foil
In striving for a more sustainable and responsible world, the foil industry offers solutions to many of today's environmental problems. The applications and uses of aluminium foil in everyday life are beyond imagination: from foil packaging and household foils to semi-rigid foil containers, caps, and laminated foil bags, and a wide range of other packaging and technical applications to deal with today's sustainable sexual challenges.

Aluminum foil has less material consumption

Aluminium foil is particularly light in weight and also has the ability to bond with other materials, all of which benefit from the many properties of aluminium foil. High-performance packaging products can be designed using minimal material, flexible packaging using aluminum foil has a higher product-to-package ratio than rigid packaging, and can use less material space and less energy to transport. Reduced use of resources, resulting in reduced overall environmental impact and increased profitability.

Aluminum foil can reduce food waste

Aluminum foil has excellent barrier properties, thermal and electrical conductivity and reflectivity, etc. These physical properties bring more protection to the product, reduce the energy required for cooling, and extend the shelf life of the product. Protecting food from degradation means less food waste and ultimately greater resource efficiency. After all, it has been recognized that food loss and waste are also a waste of resources, including water, land, energy, labor, and capital resources. 

Unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions, contribute to global warming and climate change. As a responsible player in the global food value chain, GLAFRI, an initiative of global foil producers, supports and participates in the Save Food Initiative, which is dedicated to encouraging innovation, discussion, and developing solutions to prevent food waste globally.

Recycling and social responsibility of aluminum foil

Furthermore, the aluminium material is fully recyclable and infinitely usable without any loss of quality during the recycling process. The increased collection, recovery, and recovery of aluminium foil means that the industry will need less and less primary aluminium. This represents a substantial energy saving, as the energy required to process recycled aluminium is 95% lower than the energy required for the same amount of primary aluminium (electrolytic aluminium). The amount of recycled aluminium depends largely on the efficiency of the packaging collection system in each country.

In Europe, the average recycling rate for all aluminium packaging is above 60%. Without separating and recycling the foil packaging, but entering the energy recovery process, a significant portion of its aluminium content can be recovered and recycled from the incinerator bottom ash. During the incineration process, the oxidized aluminum releases energy, which is recovered and converted into heat and electricity.

The above briefly introduces the sustainability of aluminum foil. If you want to customize or buy aluminum foil, please contact us.

PENGYUAN is a professional custom aluminum foil manufacturer. Polarfoil supplies more than 360 million square meters (tons) of products to customers around the world every year. With wider and deeper cooperation, PENGYUAN will continue to focus on the development and manufacture of extrusion coating technology. We are committed to becoming an advanced energy-saving new material and solution provider.