The emergence of food soft packaging has improved the mechanization and automation level of food processing, and has accelerated the modernization and socialization of people's eating and drinking life. Food and beverages are mainly used in flexible packaging. There are two main applications of aluminum foil in food packaging: one is aluminum-plastic or aluminum paper composite packaging; the other is aluminum, plastic, paper multi-layer composite packaging, namely Tetra Pak packaging. The demand for aluminum foil for soft packaging in China is about 30,000 tons/year. The main areas of aluminum foil applications are:
Chocolate, candy packaging. Chocolate is basically packaged in aluminum foil, and its market demand is increasing with the expansion of the consumer market. There are two situations in candy packaging, one is aluminum-plastic composite or aluminum paper composite packaging, and the other is aluminum-coated or single plastic packaging;
Convenient food, cooked food packaging. Such as instant noodles, local specialty foods, etc. With the development of the food business market, the demand for such packaging is growing, and the development prospects are very optimistic;
Milk product packaging. At present, the milk powder is basically made of aluminum-plastic composite packaging. The liquid milk products are mainly packaged in aluminum foil carton. The geographical difference in China is large, and the distribution of milk products is unreasonable, which provides a broad market for aseptic packaging of aluminum foil.
A considerable part of tea, coffee and other products are made of aluminum-plastic composite packaging, which is also an important market for aluminum foil packaging.