Aluminum is the most widely used non-ferrous metal and is extensively used in packaging materials. It is an excellent material for creating all types of containers. However, despite the fact that about seven billion aluminum foil containers are produced annually, most packaging engineers and packaging users know very little about the advantages that these containers bring to the packaging and food service industries.
Aluminum is one of the most abundant metallic elements, accounting for over 8% of the earth’s crust on a weight basis. However, economically recoverable aluminum exists in concentrated ore form in only limited locations. The most common, and currently the only commercially utilized aluminum ore, is bauxite. Bauxite may contain 50-60% aluminum oxide (Al2O3) on a weight basis.
Aluminum foil containers are formed by combining mechanical and air pressure to force light gauge aluminum foil into a shaped die cavity. Esthetically appealing aluminum foil containers are ideal for table-ready service after the container has functioned first as a package and a heating utensil. Foil containers also come in a variety of colors and special purpose coatings.
Aluminium foil containers are used to prepare, freeze, store, transport, cook and serve a variety of foods. Containers made from aluminium foil are the only containers that can be used in all types of ovens: microwave, conventional, convection and broiler.
Aluminum foil containers are used to prepare, freeze, store, transport, cook and serve a variety of foods. Containers made from aluminum foil are the only containers that can be used in all types of ovens: microwave, conventional, convection and broiler. Moreover, its recyclability makes aluminum one of the most environment friendly materials on earth, a key advantage for planet conscious consumers and local governments. Additionally, recycled aluminum saves more than 95% of the energy necessary to produce new primary aluminum.
The past production of foil shows an overall growth rate of about 8% only. The usage pattern, being very sensitive to price and availability, keeps on changing from time to time depending upon the economies of usage of aluminium foil compared to other products.Large applications of Aluminium Foil include aluminium foil containers, where aluminium foil properties offer a great range of solutions for food packaging, and Household foil, which became in many countries an essential part of modern life, for cooking, or for many uses at home, or in commercial kitchens (restaurants, hospitals, schools, canteens).
With the drastic shift in the consumer food & beverage consumption patterns, the demand for aluminum foil containers has been growing rapidly. Aluminium foil containers are also proven to reduce food contamination, making them a hygienic packaging solution. Aluminium foil containers can withstand extreme temperature change, can be used in microwave ovens, and are very easy to clean.The aluminum foil Packaging market was valued at USD 17.9 billion in 2019 and is expected to reachUSD 46.19 billion by 2025, exhibiting a revenue-based CAGR of 4.0% over the forecast period.
Escalating demand for convenience and hygienic packaging along with a massive preference for packaged goods that help in elongating shelf life of the products are likely to drive the growth of aluminum foil containers market in the coming years. In addition to this, the massive use of aluminum foils in flexible packaging solutions is also a key factor in driving product demand. Moreover, high barrier & light-weight features along with its recyclable nature will enhance the application of aluminum foil across myriad business domains. This will further drive market growth trends. The aluminum foil containers market is likely to gain traction over the ensuing years, subject to the burgeoning demand from the processed foods and ready-to-eat meals sector. Furthermore, a growing focus on adopting eco-friendly packaging and massive use of the product in pharmaceuticals items & confectionaries is likely to accelerate the growth of aluminum foil containers market in the years ahead.
The global aluminum foil containers market can be classified into thickness, foil type, application, and end-use. On the basis of thickness, the market is sectored into 0.007 mm - 0.09 mm, 0.09 mm - 0.2 mm, and 0.2 mm - 0.4 mm. Based on the foil type, aluminum foil containers market Printed and Unprinted. Application wise, the market is sectored into food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and personal care & cosmetics. Based on the end-user, the aluminum foil containers market is divided into Bags & Pouches, Wraps & Rolls, Blisters, Lids, Laminated Tubes, and Trays.
Few Indian major players are as under
Amco India Ltd.
Archer Metal Ltd.
Asian Consolidated Inds. Ltd.
Bharat Containers (Nagpur) Pvt. Ltd.
Green Pack Foils Pvt. Ltd.
J P Foil Ltd.