Italcoat supplies coated aluminium to manufacturers of cans, trays, containers and lids for the food industry. Since it’s very versatile, aluminium is ideal to manufacture plain or lacquered food containers in different shapes (rectangular, square, circual, oval and special designs) and proportions, simple or multi compartments.
We supply coated material on one or both sides, meeting the European and international food laws and regulations. Coated aluminium makes containers more resistant to corrosion, thus being perfect for food with an high pH or salinity. In addition, coating improves the aesthetic appeal of containers, adds personalisation capabilities, helps containers to stand out on the shelf and enforces the consumers’ perception of the product quality.
Our chemical degreasing and pre-treatment processes guarantee the perfect adhesion of the coating, an absolute surface cleanliness and absence of odour, as suggested by the Guidelines for the application of the Regulation (EC) 2023/2006 to the supply chain of materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.
Upon request, coating could be BPA N.I.A. (“Bisphenol A – Not Intentionally Added”) and/or PVC Free.
Italcoat also developed a coated aluminium foil, laminated with polypropylene film, specific for aluminium trays used for foods with a very aggressive pH or very high salinity.
What are the advantages?
- Even higher corrosion resistance
- Suitable for sterilization and retorting processes
- Increased products’ shelf life
Why Coated Aluminium?
Aluminium is a lightweight material and, used in cans and food containers, works as a total barrier protecting foods from external contaminants, oxygen and humidity; in this way, it contributes to prolong the products’ shelf life and preserves freshness and taste.
Due to the high thermal conductivity, aluminium is excellent for cooking and satisfies all the different requirements for replenishment, conservation and heating. Moreover, thanks to its inner properties, trays are really versatile: in fact, they can be used both to prepare or cook foods and to transport or storage them in fridge or freezer.
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