Aluminum foil container - a packaging hero
Did you know that 75% of all the aluminum ever produced is still in use today? Since aluminum can be easily separated in waste streams, it can be endlessly reused without quality loss and with 95% less energy than primary manufacturing. In the spirit of a sustainable circular economy, correct disposal is one more step in the product’s life cycle. In Europe, more than half of the aluminum produced is recycled. Today, we shed light on smooth-wall aluminum foil containers and lids and highlight their unique properties and outstanding performance.
Aluminum is a versatile material that is stable and a good conductor of electricity and heat. As a barrier to oxygen, light, and other environmental influences, aluminum preserves all aromas and product qualities, which makes it an ideal packaging solution. What’s more, as a fully recyclable material, aluminum is a key factor in the shift to a more circular economy. Aluminum conserves far more resources in its value chain than during initial production.
Premium appearance & product protection
Aluminum foil containers come in a variety of shapes and sizes for various fields of application. As the innate feature of aluminum, its shiny surface furnishes the lure of a premium packaging. Alu containers and lids are fully printable to help brands differentiate and in combination with customized shapes they safeguard brand identity. And this year we’ve taken it one step further – Constantia Flexibles received the Alufoil Trophy 2020 for 3D sidewall-embossing that allows us to feature branding or messages on alufoil without printing. This offers both optic and haptic differentiation, which makes the product stand out on the sales shelf.
As today’s fast-moving consumer goods require strength and endurance of packaging, aluminum foil containers and lids are a perfect match. Aluminum supports the entire range of filling and packing processes and is suitable for direct food contact when combined with appropriate coatings even at high temperatures, e.g. during hot-fill and sterilization. Moreover, aluminum also provides excellent barrier properties at the thinnest gauges. Not only a reliable defender against external factors, but also a great preserver of product qualities for extended periods of time, Alufoil Containers protect valuable product content, such as food and pet food, very effectively and thus prevent food waste.
Wide range of usage & steady optimization
With its portfolio, Constantia Flexibles covers aluminum foil containers for a wide range of markets, such as the food & beverage, pet food, and pharmaceutical industries. Alufoil Containers are the right choice, whether it’s the single portions of honey, jam, meat spreads, apple puree, coffee-creamer, and butter hotels love for convenient breakfasts or simply a gourmet beef meal for your beloved pet.
Through innovation and product development, Constantia Flexibles works steadily to conserve natural resources in an optimal way and promote the goal of a sustainable circular economy.
Constantia Flexibles recently developed a more sustainable alternative, the EcoTainerAlu container, which uses water-based instead of solvent-based lacquers and which meets all requirements without the usage of BPA-containing adhesives and without chrome-containing surface-treatment of the alufoil.