Coating is an automated process for lacquering aluminium before fabrication. Pre-painted aluminium can be used for different uses as roofs, isolation panels, air conducts and rolling shutters. But it is widely used in the food industry also for different reasons. In particular, lacquered aluminium containers are more resistant to food with an aggressive pH or high salinity than bare aluminium trays. In addition, coatings also improve the aesthetic aspect of the containers: this characteristic has become a key component to successful marketing. Consumers are more likely to favour visually stimulating packaging over standardized packaging.
Lacquered aluminium for food industry
Aluminium generates a protective oxide coating and is highly corrosion resistant. Lacquering can further improve this property so this material is ideal for food industry. Italcoat supplies coated aluminium laminated with polypropylene film through sterilizable glue to manufactures of containers for aggressive food. The aluminium foil is subject to accurate quality controls according to the Good Manufacturing Practices of all European regulation for food contact material.
The advantages of lacquered food containers
The coated aluminium laminated with polypropylene film developed by Italcoat has a lot of advantages: suitable to a retort process with a long shelf life, perfect adhesion of the laminate during the manufacturing process, high corrosion resistance.