Surface Characteristics

Surface Characteristics of Aluminium Foil

This catalogue was developed by the foil rollers organised in the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) with the purpose to facilitate discussions between business partners. It describes the most common surface characteristics in more detail and is intended to provide common language for any potential discussion caused by potential visual surface characteristics on the aluminium foil.
With respect to any competition law this catalogue is not intended to substitute any individual agreements on quality and other topics between suppliers and customers.

Following characteristics are described in more detail together with pictures for better identification

  • Scratches
  • Friction marks
  • Roll marks
  • Chatter marks
  • Stripes
  • Gloss difference
  • Stains
  • Streaks
  • Spots
  • Broken matts

Aluminium Foil Surface Characteristics Catalogue June 20