ASTM B479-00

    Standard Specification for Annealed Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Foil for Flexible Barrier, Food Contact, and Other Applications

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers annealed aluminum and aluminum-alloy foil containing 98.00% minimum aluminum and in thicknesses 0.00025 in. (0.0064 mm) through 0.0015 in. (0.038 mm). Alloys (see Note 1) covered by this specification include, but are not limited to 1100, 1145, 1235, 8079 and 8111, which conform to the requirements of 6.1 and Table 1. Unless otherwise specified by the purchaser, the alloy to be supplied shall be left to the discretion of the producer.

    1.2 The foil is for use in packaging or other applications requiring flexible barrier materials, and may be used as supplied or it may be subsequently coated or laminated to other materials such as paper or plastics.

    1.3 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see Annex A1.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI values in parentheses are for information only.

    1.5 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    Note 1-Throughout this specification, use of the term alloy in the general sense includes aluminum as well as aluminum alloy. Note 2-If the alloy is specified by the purchaser, its designation shall be in accordance with ANSI H35.1. The equivalent Unified Numbering System alloy designations are those shown in Section 1.1 preceded by A9, for example, A91100 for aluminum 1100 in accordance with Practice E527.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    B926 Method for Pinhole Determination in Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Plain Foil by Means of a Light Table

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E34 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum-Base Alloys

    E55 Practice for Sampling Wrought Nonferrous Metals and Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition

    E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials

    E252 Test Method for Thickness of Foil, Thin Sheet, and Film by Mass Measurement

    E345 Test Methods of Tension Testing of Metallic Foil

    E607 Test Method for Atomic Emission Spectrometric Analysis Aluminum Alloys by the Point to Plane Technique Nitrogen Atmosphere

    E716 Practices for Sampling and Sample Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition by Spectrochemical Analysis

    E1251 Test Method for Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry

    American National Standard

    Z1.4 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30102006(Aluminum foil); 48102108(Aluminum food wrapping foil)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0479-00

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