Because it is very malleable it can be easily deformed without losing its barrier integrity, making it an ideal material for use in combination with other flexible substrates to create very thin laminates for a variety of markets, saving resources.
When pressed into a shaped dish, aluminium foil memorises its shape, particularly where the folds and rims occur. Shape, thickness, alloy and temper can be selected to create exactly the performance characteristics required.
Aluminium aerosol container producers have developed contoured as well as embossed and debossed cans which can be produced without having to reduce production speed at large scale. The formability of aluminium and monobloc production technologies facilitate quick reactions to changing market trends with ever shorter product lifecycles.