Aluminum and the Food Packaging Industry
The food and beverage industry uses aluminum for packaging a variety of products. Aluminum is versatile, non-toxic and helps protect and preserve the freshness of food products. Aluminum food packaging is also easily recyclable, so you can reduce costs and environmental impact.
Aluminum Applications in Packaging — Foil and Can Sheet
Aluminum foil is a very thin sheet of aluminum alloy. Commercial food producers use aluminum foil for its light-blocking abilities, as direct sunlight can have a negative effect on the look and taste of many foods. For example, groceries wrapped in aluminum foil can see a dramatic boost in their shelf life.
Aluminum can sheet is ideal for protecting beverages like beer, soda or juice without affecting the taste. They also save manufacturers money since they cannot break during transport, in contrast to fragile glass bottles.
Aluminum Consulting for the Food and Beverage Industry
HARBOR Aluminum offers aluminum can and foil consulting for breweries, cafeterias, food distribution centers and any other food and beverage business that uses aluminum food packaging. In addition, we research and deliver monthly, weekly and daily aluminum packaging outlook and market reports, as well as time-sensitive alerts to your mobile device.
With HARBOR, you get access to up-to-date aluminum foil and can sheet pricing, general aluminum premiums and other key market intelligence. You’ll always be ready to benefit your food and beverage business when the market shifts. Contact HARBOR or submit your subscription inquiry today.