By The Associated Press • Aug. 13, 2018 10:21:18 An American kitchen appliance manufacturer says it’s making a big push for the aluminum foil it sells to American consumers, arguing it has more than double the life span than other types of aluminum.
Green aluminum foil is the most common kind of aluminum foil used in kitchens, including dishware, microwave ovens, food storage containers, food equipment and other items that come in the form of foil, said Jim Schofield, the CEO of Alcoa.
The aluminum foil sold in U.S. grocery stores, such as Whole Foods, Costco and Sam’s Club, comes in two flavors: black and tan.
Schofield said his company has received requests from retailers wanting to offer the foil in cans, and has begun to test aluminum foil that is in plastic packaging, such a foil that can be used in the microwave oven.
Alcoa’s aluminum foil has a life span of more than 60 years, compared with the average life span for aluminum foil of about 40 years, according to a study by a U.K.-based consultancy.
Schochewield said that when aluminum foil breaks, it’s usually in the oven or in a microwave oven, and the aluminum is melted or liquefied.
The plastic used in those two cases is usually a solid material that melts at temperatures that can exceed 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Schobield said the aluminum in the foil comes from a company called AlcoAero Technologies Inc. that is based in San Jose, California.
The company makes the aluminum for the company’s aluminum-plastic composite line, Schoface said.
It also uses aluminum from companies such as Cadbury Schweppes and DuPont.
Schoftes said that Alco Aero is “working closely” with Alco aero in China to improve the manufacturing of aluminum and is working with Alko Industries Inc., a Canadian aluminum producer, to increase production of the foil.
The company’s production is being expanded.
The aluminum foil business is growing in popularity, with consumers demanding more durable alternatives, Schocheways said.
The foil is sold in aluminum cans, jars and bottles in the U.N. and in grocery stores.
The product has also been used in medical equipment and medical equipment containers in some markets, he said.
Alko’s product is more expensive than aluminum foil from the Chinese companies, Schobield added.
The prices are much higher, however, because aluminum foil requires a different manufacturing process.
Alco uses a combination of stainless steel, copper and titanium in the production of its aluminum foil.