What is Thin Aluminum Foil?

Thin aluminum foil is a very thin aluminum material, usually between 0.006mm and 0.2mm.

Thin aluminum foil can be manufactured through a process of rolling and stretching, which allows it to be very thin without sacrificing strength and durability. It also has some other advantages such as high electrical conductivity, thermal insulation, corrosion resistance, easy cleaning, etc.

Thin aluminum foil

Thin aluminum foil

Does aluminum foil come in different thicknesses?

Yes, aluminum foil comes in different thicknesses. The thickness of aluminum foil is usually measured in meters or inches, and common thicknesses range from 0.2mm to 0.025mm, but other thicknesses can also be customized. In general, thicker aluminum foil is stronger and better able to protect food or items.

However, for uses such as cooking and oven covering, thinner foil may be more practical. When purchasing aluminum foil, you can check the specifications on the package to determine its thickness, and choose the appropriate thickness according to your specific use.

Mechanical Properties of Thin Aluminum Foil

Tensile strength:70-170 MPa
Yield strength:50-150 MPa
Ductility:5% – 30%
Hardness:30-50 HB
Fatigue strength:The fatigue life of thin aluminum foils under cyclic loading is usually very long, but depends on factors such as its thickness, shape and stress level.

Why is aluminum foil so thin?

Because aluminum has some special physical and chemical properties that make it suitable for the manufacture of thin sheet materials.

Chemical properties of aluminum: Compared to other metals, aluminum is a relatively reactive metal. It is easily oxidized to form an oxide layer, which helps protect the surface of aluminum from further oxidation. The oxide layer imparts excellent corrosion resistance to aluminum.

Physical properties of aluminum: Aluminum has a low density and high strength, which means it can be rolled into very thin films without sacrificing strength.

Manufacturing process: The manufacturing of aluminum foil usually uses processes such as rolling and stretching. These processes can reduce the thickness of aluminum foil through continuous rolling and stretching while keeping its structure and properties unaffected.

aluminum foil so thin

aluminum foil so thin

How thin can you make the aluminum foil?

Usually, the thickness of aluminum foil can be between 0.006 mm and 0.2 mm, which is already very thin, but in reality, the thickness of aluminum foil production is also limited by the manufacturing process and equipment.

Methods for manufacturing aluminum foil include continuous casting, rolling, stretching, etc., each of which has its advantages and limitations. Among these methods, the rolling method is one of the most common methods, which can produce very thin aluminum foil, but at the same time requires the use of advanced equipment and processes, and also requires experienced technicians to operate. Therefore, the thickness of aluminum foil will vary according to the specific production process and equipment capabilities.

Thin aluminum foil alloy models:

1145 alloy aluminum foil
1200 alloy aluminum foil
1235 alloy aluminum foil
3003 alloy aluminum foil
8006 alloy aluminum foil
8011 alloy aluminum foil
8021 alloy aluminum foil
8079 alloy aluminum foil

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Aluminum foil production line


  • Package: Wooden case
  • Standard Wooden case specification: Length*Width*Hight=1.4m*1.3m*0.8m
  • Once needed,wooden case dimension could be redesigned as required.
  • Per wooden case Gross Weight scale: 500-700KG Net Weight: 450-650KG
  • Remark: For special packaging requirements, corresponding shall be added accordingly.