Aluminum in the food industry

When aluminium is used in the food industry, there are rules as to what the content of each aluminium alloy must be for food industry applications.

On this page you will therefore find a list of the maximum tolerances laid down in connection with the use of aluminium in the food industry. Our declaration of compliance in relation to these tolerances is available to download there too. The tolerances are specified according to EN 602:2007.

 

download dokumentEN AW1050 PLATES

download dokumentEN AW3003 PLATES

download dokumentEN AW5005 PLATES

download dokumentEN AW5083 PLATES

download dokumentEN AW5754 PLATES

download dokumentEN AW6005 PROFILES

download dokumentEN AW6060 PROFILES

download dokumentEN AW6063 PROFILES

download dokumentEN AW6082 PLADES

download dokumentEN AW6082 PROFILES

Maximum possible content of elements in aluminium alloys

The following table states the maximum content of various elements in aluminium alloys used in the food industry:

 

Element max. content %(by mass)
Silicon 13,5
Iron 2
Copper 0,6
Manganese 4
Magnesium 11
Chromium 0,35
Nickel 3
Zinc 0,25
Zirconium 0,3
Titanium 0,3
other elements 0,05 each
  0,15 total

The following alloys can, among other things, be used in the food industry:
Plates:
1050, 3003, 5005, 5754, 5083 and 6082

Profiles: 6060, 6063, 6005 and 6082

Nevertheless, it should be mentioned that most alloys can be used in the food industry provided that the aluminium has been surface treated according to the purpose in question.