Aluminum foil is something many people use in their kitchens. These are also used to create durable labels with, and packaging that can withstand heat, cold, and moisture, as well as keep what is packed in them fresh and free from contamination. There are quite a few reasons why these tags are chosen by many for their labeling needs, and why this particular material is used by many industries too.
Aluminum foil has a number of qualities that make it ideal for the above-mentioned uses. Here are some of those qualities:
This material is resistant to chemical attacks, all the more so when the foil is coated with a protective laminate, or film. Even without a protective coating however, this particular material is also ideal for use with numerous substances, being seen as compatible with a huge number of products that use this as packaging, covering, or label.
Aluminum foil is highly resistant to specific substances that include petroleum greases, fats, and organic solvents. Water also does not have any adverse effect on the properties and durability of this material. Salty water and highly acidic substances however may have some effect on the quality of the aluminum foil, which is why when products have such elements in them, laminated foil is often required.
Foil made out of aluminum helps keep products that are prone to deterioration when exposed to sunlight fresh by inhibiting exposure to such an element. This is why foil is often used to package butter, unsalted meat products, milk, candies, and other similar items. Drugs that are also susceptible to changes when exposed to sunlight are also packed in foil backed or aluminum foil packaging.
Aluminum is one of the cheaper yet durable materials around. This is because of the fact that it is the most abundant metal on the planet and is pretty easy to extract as compared with other similar metals. This fact also means that there is enough supply for the many needs people have for such a material, making it highly accessible.
This metal is also very cost effective when compared with other similar materials. Since it is highly abundant, you can get it at a lower cost. Since it is also highly durable, corrosion resistant, versatile, non-toxic, and lightweight, and can also be used for a wide array of applications, this material is considered friendly on the budget without it losing any of its usability and effectivity in doing what it needs to do