Alufoil is very conductive to heat. It stands up to all temperature variations encountered in the processing and use of packaging – from well below blast-freezing to the extremes of baking and grilling without distorting, melting or the risk of sudden cracking. Alufoil also dissipates heat quickly – ideal for autoclaving and heat-sealing processes. It can help minimise sealing times and evens out the temperature gradient, both within containers and flexible packaging, helping to protect product quality and energy economy. Its heat conductivity can help minimise processing, chilling and reheating times. Vital to the efficient operation of a vehicle’s power plant, and to the comfort of driver and passengers, alufoil-finned heat exchangers provide both cooling and heating as required. Thanks to its light weight, alufoil has become the automatic choice.
12:00 | Shanghai | China
Zou Peng is busy working the last days on a project in a growing architectural business in the centre of Shanghai. He doesn’t have time to go out to lunch or to pop round to the local takeaway for a cup of tea. He would rather heat up a pouch of rice or soup, or a single serve pot of noodles with an alufoil lid.
Taking just a minute or two to heat the water, such products packed with flavour and protected by alufoil allow consumption of nourishing foods at your desk or at home. Alufoil lids not only provide product safety and security, they also provide the consumer with easy access and no spillage, essential features in a busy office. Happily, in the sweltering climatic conditions that can envelope Shanghai, the offices are air-condi-tioned, with more than passing thanks due to alufoil’s high thermal conductivity, comparatively low cost and ease of handling. This makes it the material of preference wherever heating or cooling is involved, which means Zou Peng can stay cool while having his lunch.
Whether for a soup snack or a large air-conditioning system – aluminium foil plays a major role in enhancing our quality of life.