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About Ox Plastics Extra Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
At Ox Plastics, we provide the most reliable made in the USA plastic wrapping and extra heavy duty aluminum foil. We keep on striving to provide you high-quality products that cater to your needs. We are also working on producing biodegradable plastic products for the sake of our environment. Our plastic materials are already recycled plastics and can easily be recycled after use and our commercial grade aluminum foil is top quality.
How Thick is Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil?
While heavy duty foil used in a home is usually 0.024 mm (0.94 mils), commercial heavy duty aluminum foil is 0.08 mm, or 80 microns thick. This level of thickness allows for sustained durability.
Regular, Heavy Duty or Extra Heavy Duty Aluminum foil - Aluminum foils are all made of the same material, the only difference is the thickness of the foil.
Regular aluminum foil or all-purpose foil is for general use in the kitchen, food takeaways, and light food wrapping for refrigeration. Heavy duty aluminum foil provides a stronger grade for commercial use. It can be used for heating in the oven or bain-maries and perfect for wrapping bulky items. Extra Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil has the thickest foil grade and ideal for wrapping meats on the bone, covering large dishes for baking, and long term freezer storage.
The Thickness of Aluminum Foil
Aluminum foil sheets and rolls have a variety of thickness, lengths, and widths. Manufacturers use terms such as standard duty, heavy duty, and extra heavy duty aluminum foil to describe the thickness of the product. The length and width of the foil are usually advertised, but the thickness is not.
It is better to understand how aluminum foils are measured to obtain its foil thickness. The thickness of the aluminum foil is measured in Mils. One Mil is equal to 1 Thousandth of an inch, it is .001 numerically. Below are the terms used by manufacturers with its corresponding thickness.
Extra Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil Thickness
The thickness we use for extra heavy duty aluminum foil is 0.08 mm, or 80 microns thick. This level of thickness allows for superior quality and sustained durability.
Standard Duty or All Purpose Aluminum Foil - These are economical foil rolls meant for home use, its length is between 75 and 250 feet long and varying widths. Its thickness ranges between .0004 to .0007 Mils.
Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil - It is considered to be the most common foil used for commercial and very efficient for home use. The foil provides extra strength and has a tear resistance that can be used for grilling, baking, and storage. It has a thickness ranging from .0008 to .001.
Extra Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil - The foils thickness is harder and has an excellent tear resistance that works well for extra heavy duty usage. Its thickness is between .0011 and .0016. Anything beyond this thickness is custom made.
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