Is the aluminium foil malleable?


Is the aluminum foil malleable? Absolutely yes. This is possible thanks to the many intrinsic properties of aluminium, a material that can be used in different applications and variuos industrial sectors. Malleability is only one of the aluminum properties: these can be grouped into physical, chemical or mechanical, and can be further expanded when considering specific alloy compositions and other factors, such as temperature.

So, what are the other properties of aluminium? Among the many, we can affirm that aluminium has a good combination of strength, corrosion resistance and ductility: this helps to explain how it can be processed to transform into containers and cans, as well as irrigation pipes and tubes. This material also shows good reflectance over a wide range of wavelengths, which makes it also suitable for decorative and functional reasons, including appliances and lasers.

What are the benefits of malleable aluminum foil?

The possibility of modeling an aluminum foil gives you the chance to use it in many applications. In addition to being used in the food packaging industry, it is used in the aeronautical and transport market. One of the most important fields of application of aluminum foil is insulation. It is used, for example, as a thermal insulation layer for the insulation of pipes and ducts. In the construction industry, aluminum foil is also used as a top layer for insulating materials such as rock wool and foam insulation panels: acting as a vapor barrier, it provides for the formation of mold and damage caused by moisture.
Laminazione Sottile produces a wide range of aluminum foil that can be molded according to customer needs and the final application. To receive more information on alloys and markets, don’t hesitate to contact us!