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This specification covers annealed aluminum and aluminum-alloy foil used in packaging, which includes food handling and processing applications, requiring flexible barrier materials, and other general applications. The foil may also be as supplied or laminated to other materials, such as paper or plastic films. Chemical composition shall be in conformity with provisions herein, and shall be determined through suitable chemical and spectrochemical methods. Tensile breaking load limits shall be as agreed, and shall be tested twice with test methods for tension testing of metallic foil using two samples from different rolls of foil.
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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) to, but not including, 0.006 in. (0.15 mm). Alloys (see ) covered by this specification include, but are not limited to 1100, 1145, 1235, 8011, 8079, and 8111, which conform to the requirements of 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, which includes food handling and processing applications, requiring flexible barrier materials, and other general applications. The foil may be used as supplied or laminated to other materials, such as paper or plastic films.
1.3 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see .
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, health, and environmental 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 preceded by A9, for example, A91100 for aluminum 1100 in accordance with Practice .
1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
American National StandardsH35.1/H35.1(M) Z1.4 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
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
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 Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry
E1251 Test Method for Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry
UNSPSC Code 30102006(Aluminum foil); 48102108(Aluminum food wrapping foil)
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