Aluminum foil rolls and sheets have a variety of thickness, lengths and widths. Manufacturers use terms such as standard duty, heavy duty, and extra heavy duty aluminum foil
to describe the thickness of the product. So, how thick is heavy duty aluminum foil roll?
Regular heavy duty or extra heavy duty aluminum foil - aluminum foils are all made of the same material, the only difference is the thickness of the aluminum foil.
Household heavy duty aluminum foil is usually 0.024 mm (24 microns), while commercial heavy duty aluminum foil is 0.08 mm, or 80 microns thick. This level of thickness allows for sustained durability.
Regular aluminum foil or all-purpose foil is for general use in the kitchen, food takeaways, and light food wrapping for refrigeration. Heavy duty aluminum foil provides a stronger grade for commercial use. It can be used for heating in the oven or bain-marie and perfect for wrapping bulky items. Extra Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil has the thickest foil grade and ideal for wrapping meats on the bone, covering large dishes for baking, and long term freezer storage.
It is better to understand how aluminum foils are measured to obtain its foil thickness. The thickness of the aluminum foil is measured in Mils. One Mil is equal to 1 Thousandth of an inch, it is 0.001 numerically.