Aluminium Foil, Food Packaging Foil Manufacturing Plant, Detailed Project Report, Profile, Business Plan, Industry Trends, Market Research, Survey, Manufacturing Process, Machinery, Raw Materials, Feasibility Study, Investment Opportunities
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Aluminium Foil, Food Packaging Foil Manufacturing Plant, Detailed Project Report, Profile, Business Plan, Industry Trends, Market Research, Survey, Manufacturing Process, Machinery, Raw Materials, Feasibility Study, Investment Opportunities, Cost and Revenue, Plant Economics, Production Schedule, Working Capital Requirement, Plant Layout, Process Flow Sheet, Cost of Project, Projected Balance Sheets, Profitability Ratios, Break Even Analysis
Aluminium plays a major role in the modern world through its innumerable forms of applications- from kitchen ware to electric conductors and from railway wagon to Appollo spacecraft. Because of its intrinsic and versatile properties of lightness, strength to weight ratio, corrosion resistance, electrical and thermal conductivity, non toxicity etc., a wide range of uses has opened up for this metal. Aluminium as a packaging material is unmatched owing to its light weight, hygienic and non-contamination which eventually results in longer shelf-life of end products.
Aluminium foil is a thin sheet of metal. As such it can be an absolute barrier to moisture, gases, odors, bacteria and moulds. The high reflectivity of aluminium ensures good protection against radiant heat, whilst its opacity is important in preventing deterioration of a very large range of foods and drinks which are affected by light. It is used for packaging and non packaging uses. The growth of this industry has been in the recent past, owing to the growing application of foil in a variety of products.
India is one of the key producers of aluminium foil in the region. Over 70% of aluminium foil used in India is for packaging applications. Pharmaceuticals followed by beverages, personal care and a wide range of food and non-food products, semi rigid containers and house foil are the principal applications of aluminium foil in India in the packaging sector. Indai is the biggest aluminium foil manufacturer in the country. Other major manufacturers include India Foils, Emco, PG Foils and Flex Art. Holding on to the emerging indicators and the future prospects, Hindalco has plans to increase its aluminum smelting capacity three-fold to 1.8 mntonne and alumina refining capacity four-fold to 6 mntonne annually. As a whole it is a good project for new entrepreneurs to invest.
India's share in world aluminium market is estimated at around 3%. India ranks fifth in bauxite production after Australia (62 mntonnes), Guinea (17.50 mntonnes), Brazil (16.20 mntonnes) and China (10.75 mntonnes). With a total output of 9.25 mntonnes, the country contributes about 6% of the world's total production of 159 mntonnes, India holds the fifth position in reserves base and is ahead of China with 2300 mntonnes. India ranked seventh in alumina production with a total output of 3 mntonnes, a share of nearly 5% of the global production of 61 mntonnes.
The per capita consumption of aluminium in India continues to remain abysmally low at under 1 kg as against nearly 25 to 30 kg in the US and Europe, 15 kg in Japan, 10 kg in Taiwan and 3 kg in China.
The total aluminium foil production in India is placed at around 35,000 tonne, of which Indal and India Foils account for a little over 50%. Indal is the biggest aluminium foil manufacturer in the country. Other major manufacturers include India Foils, Emco, PG Foils and Flex Art. Hindalco also forayed into the segment and managed to capture a sizable share of the market. Its new Silvassa plant in Gujarat has a large capacity of 200,000 tpa. India Foils, now of the Sterlite group, had prepared a five-pronged strategy to bring back the heavily losing company on rails. Hindalco made a bid to acquire India Foils as Sterlite was intending to sell off India Foils.
Aluminium foil industry is growing annually at around 7%. In the near future, with the phenomenal rise in disposable incomes, the foil industry is expected to receive a boost. Working couples, for instance, increasingly pack their food in aluminium foils. The growth in demand is expected to follow the increasing demand noticed in China.
The foil is used for packaging of many products, some of which are given below:
— Pharmaceutical tablets
— Bulk & unitized packing of tea and coffee
— prepared meals — Bakery products
— Frozen meat, fish
— Milk bottle caps
— Lube Oil, greases
— Powdered milk
— Photographic film
— Gift wraps
— Household wraps
— Butter, margarine, Cigarettes
PROPERTIES OF ALUMINIUM FOIL
Aluminium foil has significant properties as given below:
i) Good thermal and electrical conductivity,
ii) good formability,
iii) impermeability and non-absorptivity to water, grease, oil &light;
iv) odorless and tasteless,
v) good adhesion to a variety of compounds,
vi) excellent printability,
vii) resistance to oxidation and chemical attacks
Owing to these properties, aluminium foil is preferred to other packaging materials as flexible materials cannot match these characteristics of aluminium foil
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