CHINA  ALUMINIUM  FOIL  COMPANY  LIMITED

China aluminium for the world


state-of-the-art rolling mill company
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2018
Aluminium: today's material

Aluminium has been used commercially for over 100 years. Since the late nineteenth century its plentiful availability and its characteristics have increasingly shaped our modern way of life. Think of aircraft and cars without it, or space exploration, electricity transmission, modern buildings, cooking pans and, today, high quality packaging of many sorts. More than 43 million tons of primary aluminium is now produced annually around the world. Thanks to recycling, an increasingly large amount comes from metal which has been used at least once before.

2011


CAFCO is a group company as a leading manufacturer of aluminum foil in China. We have accumulated over 20 years of experience in the industry. Our technical know-how, experience and expertise, advanced machinery and process technology together have enabled us to produce high-quality all-gauge aluminum foil products efficiently.


We believe our products’ consistently high quality has earned us strong brand recognition and allowed us to establish strong relationships with our customers in both the domestic and international markets. 

 

CAFCO has three world class manufacturing sites in China working together as a homogenous unit exclusively dedicated to the production of aluminium foil. The comprehensive product range offered by the three sites – in terms of capacity, widths and other technical specifications – brings a dependable answer to a broad range of specification demands.  



Making aluminium foil

Alufoil is a very thin sheet of aluminium ranging from about 0.006mm to the upper ISO defined limit of 0.2mm (200µm). It is produced by first rolling heated ingots (hot rolling) down to coils of thickness between 2 and 4mm. The coils are then successively cold rolled to the required foil thicknesses.

A second foil rolling method, continuous casting, bypasses the ingot stage and converts molten metal directly into a thick strip which is immediately rolled into the coil from which the foil is then rolled.

To obtain the very thinnest foils, two layers are rolled simultaneously. This ‘double rolling’ results in the difference between the two surfaces – matt and polished – the matt side being the inner side during double rolling. The two layers of alufoil are then separated. The resulting large reels are slit to the widths needed for further processing for the required end use – flexible packaging, foil containers, lidding foils, household foil, heat exchanger foil, laminations for heat insulation materials, etc.