Written by Bettina Schuette on December 22, 2020 in News

Aluminium Foil Sizes & Products: Variety and Sustainability

WYDA SA is greatly focused on the production of a variety of aluminium products for industries involved in food production and catering. We supply products in a wide range of aluminium foil sizes and measurements.

The history of aluminium foil

Made from an aluminium alloy, aluminium foil contains between 97 and 99% aluminium. Aluminium foil is produced in a variety of widths as well as strengths and has over a hundred applications.

One of the most common uses is in households where it is used for containers as well as packaging. It is an inexpensive, durable, non-toxic, and greaseproof foil which resists chemical attack and provides a superb electrical as well as non-magnetic shield.

Aluminium traces its origins back to the 1800s. It was discovered in 1825 by Hans Christian Oersted, a Danish chemist who was the first to produce actual samples of it. It was in 1889 that Charles Martin Hall obtained a patent for the production of aluminium foil.

Aluminium replaced tin foil for packing foods and other products, as the latter was stiff and often left adverse effects on food.

Aluminium production, and its subsequent uses, evolved greatly in the past 220 years since its discovery. Through its evolution, until this day, it has proved its indispensable worth in a variety of industries, with the most common being that of packaging.

Other interesting applications of aluminium foil include the storing of pharmaceutical products as well as milk, thermal insulation, the blocking of radio broadcasts, the grilling of foods, ornaments and decorations, and more.

WYDA Background

WYDA Packaging South Africa (WYDA SA) stems from a family-owned business, WYDA Industria de Embalagens, which is based in Sorocaba, Brazil and which was founded in 1992.

WYDA SA was established in 2016 and is based in Johannesburg South Africa.

In addition, PVC products which range from cling-wrap to household gloves is also produced by WYDA Brazil.

WYDA Brazil is the largest in its field in South America, with experience of more than 27 years in the industry, the company is confident in providing only the best quality as well as service also to the South African market.

Our packaging is produced to preserve the quality of it’s intended content. There are also numerous stringent quality measures put in place during both procurement and production to ensure that only the highest standards are met.

The mother company, WYDA Brazil is Brazil ISO 9001 certified, and WYDA SA is a proud member of Metpac-SA, which is a producer responsibility organisation tasked with representing the interests of South Africa’s metal packaging industry.

Six reasons why WYDA SA is the best choice for aluminium foil food packaging of all sizes

  1. The aluminium produced by WYDA SA is 100% recyclable.
  2. WYDA SA exports throughout both Southern as well as Western Africa.
  3. Production is localized and shorter distances result in reduced costs, it is less time consuming and ensures improved communication and support.
  4. For orders of 10 boxes and more, there is free delivery available within greater parts of Johannesburg.
  5. WYDA SA products are economical, with international quality products that are locally produced and at competitive pricing.
  6. WYDA SA is ISO-compliant and commits to both short delivery times and excellent support.

Sustainability

All WYDA SA containers as well as household foil are made out of 100% recycled aluminium. This means that products can be recycled indefinitely without products losing any of their high-quality properties.

All clear polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, lids produced by WYDA SA are made from up to 80% recycled PET, predominantly bottles. These PET lids are all recyclable, and they have the potential to be transformed into synthetic fibres which can be used to make clothing.

The board lids produced by WYDA comprise of composites of both paper and laminate which are made from PET. When these composites are separated, both can be recycled.

Why should I recycle?

There are numerous vital reasons why each person should do their part in recycling. When considering WYDA SA products, you should recycle aluminium for the following reasons:

  • There is 95% less energy spent along with 90% less carbon dioxide, CO2, emissions released when aluminium is recycled as opposed to virgin materials.
  • Recycling prevents the mining for new materials as aluminium can be recycled infinitely without products made from recycled materials losing their properties.
  • Through the collection, separation, and reprocessing of recyclables, the industry creates a substantial amount of employment opportunities.
  • Recycling decreases waste which is dumped in landfills. These are already close to their full capacity with around 98 million kilograms of waste currently ending up on these landfills.
  • Waste to the value of around R825 billion is discarded onto landfills annually and by recycling, you can help to reduce this amount.

Product range and aluminium packaging measurements

WYDA SA has an impressive portfolio of products from take-away/catering, to bakery products, novelty and retail products. These products are available for free delivery when clients order 10 boxes or more.

The WYDA SA container foil ranges from between 55 and 100 microns, depending on the size of the container. Household foil is 10.5 microns for light duty foil and 15.5 for heavy duty foil.

WYDA SA products are used in a variety of food and catering industries across South Africa as it is a trusted brand which offers superior services.

Take-away/catering

This product section contains the following products:

  • Medium take-away
  • Small take-away
  • Small square take-away
  • 3-Portion container
  • 2 Division 1/3 + 2/3
  • 3 Division ½ + ¼ + ¼
  • Full curl edge container
  • IVC/Foldable edge container
  • Heavy duty foil
  • Light duty foil
  • Cling-film 1400m
  • Cutlery packs

Bakery

This product section contains the following products:

  • Small tart dishes
  • 6-bun trays
  • Large tart dishes
  • Small Madeira loaf pans
  • Medium meat loaf pans
  • Swiss strudel tray
  • Standard round pie dish
  • Christmas mince pie trays
  • Orange pumpkin dish
  • Green Christmas tree dish
  • Red heart-shaped cupcake container

Retail

This product section contains the following products:

  • Roasting pans which have been shrink wrapped
  • Medium shrink-wrapped containers
  • Small, shrink-wrapped take-away containers
  • Small, shrink-wrapped Madeira loaf pans
  • Small, shrink-wrapped milk tart containers
  • Light foil 10m refill

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