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Aluminum Bottles/Packaging Demand Growing

We know that the demand for aluminum bottles and all sorts of aluminum packaging is really growing. We see it in the steady stream of new products packaged in aluminum bottles. This blog has chronicled some of them including aluminum bottles for perfume, beer, fruit juices, whiskeys, wines, etc. Aluminum giant Alcoa confirms what we […]

Aluminum Bottle Weight Advantages

This is a follow-on to my previous post on the weight advantages of aluminum. In that post, I compared the weights of one-gallon bottles made of aluminum, plastic, glass, and tin.  Aluminum emerged as one of the lightest bottles, second only to plastic, which has well-known environmental negatives. The weight advantages of aluminum across the […]

Anodized Aluminum Bottles

One of great advantages of our wide mouth aluminum bottles is the fact that they can be anodized. Anodizing is described in as “an electrochemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish.”  You can find anodized aluminum products everywhere including in aircraft parts, architectural materials, and many […]

Aluminum Advantages

There is a great article that I came across in the Aluminum in Transportation website that talks about the advantages of using aluminum in the transportation industry. We’re aluminum packaging people but many of the advantages the article points out are as relevant to packaging as they are to transportation.  I wanted to focus on […]

Aluminum – The Element

It’s easy to forget that aluminum is one of the basic elements of nature. Just review the periodic table of elements from high school and you’ll see that aluminum – with atomic number of 13 – is among the most basic elements. It’s right next to Silicon (atomic number of 14) The Properties of the […]

Facts About Aluminum

Did you know that . . . The metallic element aluminum is the third most plentiful element in the earth’s crust, comprising 8% of the planet’s soil and rocks (oxygen and silicon make up 47% and 28%, respectively). In nature, aluminum is found only in chemical compounds with other elements such as sulphur, silicon, and […]