Things You Can Do With Aluminum Nameplates

Anodized aluminum nameplates are a versatile medium that can be used to create a variety of durable products. You must think outside the box when working with aluminum to find innovative ways to produce new products—or to elevate current products. Below are just a few innovative applications for our versatile nameplates.

Product Labels—Say It With Style

Anodized aluminum metal is porous, making it easy to adhere to a variety of materials. Its porous nature also makes it far easier to print, paint, and dye. This means that you can easily create stylized product labels—that are more durable than product stickers.

Not Your Standard Aluminum Nameplate

Square and rectangular nameplates are one option, but why not get a bit more creative? We offer fabricated aluminum nameplates in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Take things one step further, by engraving, etching, laser printing, painting, or hand treating to create a distinct—or a one of a kind look. Perfect for trophies, awards, and corporate desk and door plaques.

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Decked Out Pet Nametags

The pet novelty industry in North America is a billion-dollar industry. Even essential pet supplies have become a work of art hand-selected to express each pet’s individual personality. Whether a pet nametag is required, purchased for safety purposes, or just for fun—the options are endless. While the name of your pet and contact details can be etched or printed on, the aluminum nameplates can be fabricated in fun shapes and vibrant colors. Think dog bone, fish, crown, or heart.

From intricate logos, taglines, and custom designs, your nameplates can be as distinct as your products. Also consider less traditional uses, by incorporating nameplates into art, mixed media, lighting, electronics, and even outdoor displays. You can even screen print anodized aluminum!

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Aluminum Conducts, Reflects, And Insulates

One reason we are so passionate about aluminum is because the applications are endless. There is no limit as to what can be done with this versatile metal, which easily conducts energy, reflects heat, and insulates to protect. With this range, there is no industry in the world that doesn’t benefit from at least a handful of applications.

In The Kitchen—Hot Or Cold

Unlike plastic wraps, you can place aluminum foil containers in the oven, on the grill, or in the refrigerator. The same goes for wrapping your foods in aluminum foil, as when hot, the foil helps to lock in moisture and prevent food from burning. When wrapped around refrigerated foods, it helps to insulate and keep foods fresh—and will easily shape to fit any size container.

Pharmaceutical And Food Packaging

Everything from candies, to gum, and certain medicines are wrapped in an industrial grade aluminum foil, which is sometimes combined with plastic on paper. The result is packaging that reflects heat, reduces the permeation of oxygen, and extends the shelf life of many products—even without refrigeration.


Thermal Insulation

There are many mechanical applications in which anodized foil or aluminum sheets are used to create a thermal insulation by retarding heat flow. Depending on the application, the method of retarding heat flow will vary, but usually, there is a gap or airflow between the heat source and the foil. This application is excellent for hot machinery, hot pipes and ducts, and even for insulating homes during the cooler winter months.

Conducts Energy

Even the smallest and thinnest piece of foil can conduct energy. For example, a foil gum wrapper can start a fire. Alternatively, a small square of foil can be placed in-between the gap of a loose battery to continue the flow of energy. These are two basic examples, but the industrial applications are endless.

Whatever your needs Aaluminum has the raw materials you require to develop any application you can imagine!

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The Aluminum Can—One Of The Greatest Food Storage Inventions

Did you know that there are over 180 billion aluminum beverage cans produced globally each year? Aluminum cans were originally developed for frozen juice in 1960, but in 1963 the first 12-ounce beverage can was distributed. A few years later in 1967, Coca-Cola and Pepsi transitioned from glass to cans made out of thin aluminum sheets—and everything changed.

Why Aluminum Cans?

There are many reasons why this is the metal most preferred for beverage containers. Unlike glass, it does not break. It is lightweight yet durable, and you can ship more cans per box. It is the easiest beverage container to open and does not require a bottle opener.

Easy To Recycle

Once used, it is 100% recyclable and easy to recycle. It can be crushed so that it doesn’t take up too much room in your recycling container. Not only that, but a recycled can requires 95% less energy to repurpose than creating from alloy. It can also be repurposed for any type of aluminum product after being recycled.

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Decorative Benefits

Beverage cans are sometimes made out of colored aluminum, but most companies brand their cans with decorative printing. This allows far more versatility than steel or glass containers that can only have limited glass designs or paper labels.


Plastic began to infringe upon the aluminum can industry, but this didn’t last long. Although plastic bottles are recyclable and resalable, concerns about BPA has cause many to abandon plastics altogether. The resalable problem has been solved by a Japanese company that found a way to produce a resalable bottle can—it looks just like a classic soda bottle, but is made from lightweight aluminum.

Fresh Factor

The shelf life of this beverage container is 9 months longer than glass, when stored at room temperature, and a full 2 years if refrigerated. Cans also do not alter the flavor profile of the beverage inside.

Beverage cans are one of the many food containers made from this versatile metal. Order the supplies you need now, and create your own aluminum innovations!

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