Aluminium & Food

Since their creation, aluminium products have been very useful for food. Actually lots of people ignore aluminium is a very young metal, even though is the third element on earth. Aluminium production started about 150 years ago, but at that time it was a very expensive material, mainly used for jewels and silverware. In 1866  Paul-Toussaint Héroult and Charles Martin Hall did patent the process of electrolytic fusion and afterwards, Carl Josef Bayer found out how to transform bauxite in alumina.

At the beginning of 1900 few factories all over the world started manufacturing household aluminium, but its popularity would grow up in 1940 when many companies realized its potential application for food conservation.
In few years household aluminium products received a great appreciation from consumers, because its low cost and its useful application at home. Household aluminium foils and aluminium containers were useful for food and beverage conservation and moreover aluminium products ensure a higher level of protection than plastic products.
Below there are some exemples of household aluminium products

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Recently household aluminium products have been brought into question because some people had assumed that the usage of aluminium containers in microwave oven could be unhealthy or even toxic for people. But, according to the results of Fraunhover Institue (the Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization), aluminium products can be used as food containers without causing any damage to health.

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Fraunhover Institute tested 200 different microwave ovens containing household aluminium containers. Aluminium containers contained different food, like smashed eggs, water, mashed meat or lasagna. None of these foods got any damage or contamination from the aluminium container or aluminium foils

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Thus demonstrates that aluminium containers can be used in the microwave oven and they don’t damage our health if used in the proper way and moreover this test highlighted that aluminium container is better than other materials because it ensures a more uniform cooking of food even though it requires some minutes more than plastic containers, but food cooked in aluminium containers have a better appearance and a better taste than food cointained in a plastic one.

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DID YOU KNOW…

  •  1 kg of recycled aluminium requires 71 used aluminium cans.
  • It’s possible to recycle endlessly every aluminium product.
  • Actually the production of an aluminium can requires 40% less of aluminium than 25 years ago.
  • Every year Italy consumes 1 miliard and 700 milions of aluminium cans.

As one of the leading manufacturer and suppliers of aluminium products in China, at SMC, we offer aluminium foils and containers in different sizes and features, depending on your needs. Our products are very popular because they are very versatile and can be used for literally anything!
Shanghai Metal Corporation is the ‘go-to’ place when looking for high quality of aluminium products. Do not hesitate to make contact with us or make any inquiry to know more about our full product range, and get to know what types of products we have in store. We manufacture different varieties of aluminium containers, with different size and colors. Visit our main website to learn more about us.

 

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Keep it Fresh!

As one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of metal products in China,  one of our most popular products is the shipping containers. We offer shipping containers in different sizes and variations, among which is the Reefer Container, also known as the refrigerated container.

At SMC we ensure that your perishable goods are kept cool and fresh through the long journey of reaching the export market; or as they are being transported from the place of origin, that is the farm to the  market place in our temperature controlled cargo.  Our professional handling of perishable goods in these reefer containers is specifically beneficial to businesses that trade in the horticulture business farming products such as flowers, fruits, vegetables, sea food ,meat and other fresh produce.

Much like a cold room with controlled temperature, our reefer containers have a controlled atmosphere to ensure that the goods being transported remain as fresh as can be, thus quality products is not compromised.

This intense temperature control is particularly useful in ensuring food quality; so it comes a long way as a great benefit for countries that aren’t self sufficient in food production and are dependent on imported fresh produce.

Refridgerated containers are also essential for transporting other sensitive goods such as plants,medicines and vaccines which need to be under certain temperatures all the time.

These containers are also handy in transporting  food products to military personnel living in bush camps and are out of reach of fresh produce.

 

Our reefer containers are equipped with low power consuming refridgeration technology, which is essential for energy saving.

Seasons Greetings! Look no further and contact us for a free inquiry about to get more information about the reefer containers. They are essential for transporting all those flowers and Christmas trees during this peak season!

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Deliver Freshness, Anywhere in the world

Imagine your freshest product. Imagine that smell. The taste. How the texture feels? Perfect isn’t it. Now imagine if there was a chance to bring this freshness to any part of the world. Sounds too good to be true? It isn’t. Our refrigerated containers will make sure that everyone, in any part of the world can enjoy what you have to offer and taste your produce the way it was always meant to be. Fresh.

It’s hard to deny that fresh food of any kind improves the taste, feel and perception of a product in your life. It is also the healthiest mode of consumption. We promise to make it happen for you.

Our refrigerated containers (reefers) provide the perfect temperatures for your product, be it meat, vegetables or any other kind of food. The temperature control range options range right from -35C to +30C. Equipped with standard and customized electrical points, we make sure any mode of electrical power generation will work perfectly. Our low consuming power generation technology makes sure our containers consume less, as well as reduce our CO2 footprint. Rigorous ISO certified tests such as the thermal, raw material; offshore dropping, structural and MPI tests ensure a standard of quality which is personally guaranteed by us.

Because we know how important your product is. We understand that you give it your best effort into what you love the most. Now, we’re offering you ours.

Shanghai Metal Corporation supplies reefer containers anywhere around the world. You can check our page to read and know more about reefer containers and any related products or send us your inquiry, we have English-speaking stuff that will help you to find the best product for you. Don’t forget to follow us on social media and download an application by scanning QR code below.

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How to Have the Full Flavor of Your Tea

Not many people pay attention to this detail, but in order to make your best tea, it is important that the tea leaves flow freely within your glass. Tea leaves expand while brewing and if they’re stuck in a small tea bag , they can’t expand at their maximum and the quality of your tea won’t be at its best potential.

nice_tea_bag Same tea bag after steeping
Tea bag before steeping                         Same tea bag after steeping 

One teaspoon of oolong before steeping Same teaspoon after steeping
Tea leaves before steeping                    Same tea leaves after steeping

Noticed how much more the tea leaves expand after steeping when they aren’t stuck in a tea bag ? When the tea leaves are stuck in a bag or an infuser, they can’t expand as well as when they flow freely.

When the tea leaves flow freely, the contact between them and the water increases and we can better taste the full flavor of the tea.

However, letting the tea leaves flow freely isn’t very convenient to drink…But do not worry ! There exists plenty of solutions.

A traditional way to this problem is by using the gaiwan. Check out this website to see how to use it.

 

 

 

 

A more simple way is to use a tea infuser. As for the materials, it is recommended to use the one made from plastic or metal. Plastic is okay if it is good quality, but cheap plastics may affect the flavor of the tea. Stainless steel infuser has a more durable and strong construction.

If you look for a more cool and unique tea infuser, check this website.

 

 

 

 

Shanghai Metal Corporation offers a diverse type of metal material. As an industry professional, we take pride in the manufacturing of those products which are used in our customer’s daily life such as stainless steel cutlery, kitchen sinks and a countless variety of materials that can be customized to build your product. Please contact us for any information, our English speaking staff will be very glad to help you. Don’t forget to follow us on social media.

    

Credits to : wikipedia, worldoftea, teanerd, boredpanda, amazing-green-tea
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Ayu P.//SMC editor

Silver Water! Myth or Reality?

First I heard about Silver Water from my mom.  We used to have a bottle of water with a small silver spoon on the bottom. Once I asked her what’s for we need a silver spoon in the water, she told me that this little spoon will protect our family from any kind of disease. As I always believe my mother, I haven’t thought about it too serious until recently. Lets  see is a Silver Water myth or reality?

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So, when my mom said that silver water will protect us from disease, she basically meant that silver is a specific metals which can stop the growth of germs and microbes on contact. Silver and copper are best known in this regard and are often used in commercial applications. Among germicidal metals, however,silver is of greater importance because it is the only metal that is completely non toxic to the body. In fact, silver has been used since ancient times to not only keep stored water “sweet” and germ free, but also to speed the healing of wounds and minimize the formation of scar tissue. Also I even read an amazing story about a miracle effect of a silver water which helped to cure a bone infection. Check the article if you’re interested. 

Just think about, silver is everywhere… we are eating off silver plates, storing our water and wine in silver vessels, drinking from silver cups and eating with silver utensils.

But if the main purpose of a still water is disinfection, what stops us of buying a pure water which is also have a wide list of a good recommendations? I guess it’s all up every person decision. Here the link to the silver water company where you can find more detailed information.  Also you can check our website to read and know more about silver and any related products or send us your inquiry, we have English-speaking stuff that will help you to find the best product for you. Don’t forget to follow us on social media and download an application by scanning QR code below.

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Maria Z.//SMC Editor

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Exploring the Christmas Cakes from Different Countries

The wonderful Christmas festival is approaching and we’re all excited to get our Christmas presents, to spend quality time with our family and…to stuff ourself with calories of delicious Christmas desserts. We can find dozens of lovely Christmas cakes across the countries, each with its own ingredients, decoration and color. Have you already decided of the Christmas cake that you would like to make for your family or friends ? Let’s find out what people around the world eat during this celebration.

France : Bûche de Noël (Yule Log)

Most of the time, this dessert is covered with chocolate buttercream, but we can also find other variations, such as ganache and espresso or other flavored frostings and fillings.

Germany : Weihnachstsstollen

This cake usually contains dried fruit, nuts, spices and covered with sugar. It has a long history since the 15th Century. It was at first a tasteless cake made with flour, yeast, oil and water. Since then it has gotten sweeter !

United Kingdom: Christmas Cake

Christmas cake in the UK is made months before the holiday. By wrapping the cake like a present, plus the amount of alcohol it has absorbed, the cake lasts a very long time. The Christmas cake is not only eat during Christmas dinner but is also enjoyed at tea time or for snacks during the holidays.

Scottland : Whisky Dundee

This famous Scottish cake has a rich flavor. This cake distance itself from fruit cake by featuring glazed pecans as the topping instead of marzipan and has less fruits. A popular story is that Mary Queen of Scots did not like glace cherries in her cakes, so the cake was first made for her, as a fruit cake that used blanched almonds and not cherries

Iceland : Vinetarta

This  cake consists of cookie-like layers held together by prune filling. It is the center of all Icelandic Christmas festivities.

Poland : Piernik

Poland’s anhcient Christmas cake has a unique taste, having a mix of ginger and chocolate.

Japan : Kurisumasu Keki

In Japan, Christmas cakes are traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve. There was a time where this term was used to called women who were unmarried after the age of 25, describing them as “unsold”.

Philippines : Bibingka

This is a type of rice cake from the Philippines traditionally eaten during the Christmas season. It has an interesting aroma of toasted banana leaves.

India : Allahabadi Cake

This traditional Indian rum fruit cake originates from the city of Allahabad, known for its baking tradition and business.

To help you make a wonderful Christmas cakes, Shanghai Metal Corporation can provide you with the best cooking materials. We have silicone molds for example and we are professional in manufacturing metal materials for any activities. If you need any specific requirements for further information, feel free to contact us. Our English speaking staff will be very glad to help you find the most suitable product for you. Don’t forget to follow us on social media to discover our other products.

    

Sources : wikipedia, foodrepublic, chickensoup, gouk.about
Photos : google image

Ayu P.//SMC editor

The Machine of Happiness

ball-globe-beaversIn this modern, chaotic, busy world everyone is looking for a happiness. We all prefer different things but  what, I am sure, will work for everyone is a candy. When I was a child, I always wonder how would be lovely to live with a Willy Wonka in a chocolate fabric and enjoy every moment by eating chocolate and chewing a gum.  But have you ever think how  this really works, what is  a machine which brings you happiness – the machine of happiness…

Let’s start with Candy Packaging Machine

candy packaging machineCandy packaging machine or also known as Vertical Packing Machine, basically applied for the packing of granular, strip-shaped, slice-shaped fixed materials, such as various puffed food, shrimp, peanuts., popcorn, rice, chocolate and sunflower seeds.

  Hard Candy die-forming machine

Hard Candy Die-forming Machine

Which is designed based on the foreign advanced technology and the international processing method. New generation equipment which is special for die-forming hard candy Various types of hard candies, fruit candies and candies with jam or powder centers.

 Lollipop Packaging Machine

Lollipop Packaging Machine

 

Ball-shaped lollipop packing machine is the necessary equipment for packing ball-shaped lollipop in large, middle-sized and small food factories. It’s not only reduces lot of labors for packing, but also improving the candy sanitation standard and packing quality, greatly improving the production efficiency of the company.

Shanghai Metal Corporation offers  customers a wide list of food machine. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will help you to choose the most suitable product for you. Download an application by scanning QR code below or follow us on Social Media.

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Maria Z.//SMS Editor

Source: shanghaimetalcorporation.com

The Wonder of Aluminium Foil

What is so wonderful about aluminium foil ? You might think that its utility is quite limited and that it is most commonly used to wrap-up or store your food, or sometimes to remove manicure gel. Well, if that is the case, let us show you how aluminium foil can make your daily activity so much easier. Over 40 new uses has been discovered ! In the next section, we have chosen for you the most helpful ones and categorized them into 3 types of house activities. Let’s check them out.

1. Cooking

The ideal pie crust


Do you often avoid to eat the edges of your pie because it is too burnt ? Here’s the solution for you : keep them from over-cooking by covering that side with aluminium foil.

Create any form of cake pans


Making it can be a bit tricky but you can create any form and it’s cheap. Check out this blog and you’ll see that a complicated form, such as a camel-shaped is possible !

Recover the crispy part of your leftover foods

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You’re always disappointed when you eat your leftover pizza because it is no longer crispy. Rejoice ! This video will show you a trick with an aluminium foil that will heal that delicious crispiness of your pizza.

2. Cleaning

Bring back the shiny part of your items

 
You can easily polish your silver items easily by using aluminium foil, hot water, baking soda and salt. Check this blog to see how.
You can also wipe off the rust from metal just by using aluminium foil and water.

Take off the stubbornly sticky food

 
Just ball-up some aluminium foil to scrub off the stain and your cooking pots are as good as new.

3. Technology

Boost the heat

 
Improve your heat radiator, free of charge, by making your own heat reflectors using aluminium foil (with the shiny side of the foil facing out). The heat waves will be reflected by the foil into the room instead of being absorbed by the wall behind the radiator.
You can also gain time in ironing by putting a long aluminium foil on your ironing board. By doing this, you’ll be able to iron both the front and the back of the clothe at the same time.

Small-size battery for every device


Now you don’t need to worry about the size of your battery compartment anymore ! Just fold a small size of aluminium foil to fill the void.

As you can see, aluminium foil has more utilities than you thought ! And the list isn’t finished yet : you can sharpen your scissors with it, lifeomove easily your furniture and many more. Check out this article to see other uses of it. Shanghai Metal Corporation is a leader in manufacturing aluminium foils, household aluminum foils, aluminum foil containers, etc. Visit our website to discover various types of aluminium product or send us your inquiry if you need further information. Follow us on social media to have a better look on our products.

    

Pictures from Google image.

Ayu P.//SMC editor

 

A Cheap Way to Create Drinking-Water from Contaminated Water

Providing a safe drinking-water is still one of the major concerns in most of developing countries. Water purification methods exist, but they are expensive and therefore, not easily accessible for many people. In ancient time, people in India believe that drinking water stored in a copper vessel gives benefits for your health. According to the Hindu traditional medicine, Ayuverda, copper is believed to possess anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, making it perfectly fit for the drinking purpose. But is there any scientific evidence that support this believe? Let us find out.

A recent study (2012) has evaluated the effect of copper vessel on a contaminated drinking water by storing it in a copper vessel for 16 hours. The result  was satisfying and showed that copper vessel can be use as a cheaper solution for especially developing countries to have a more easy access to drinking-water. One of the best part about this material is that it never becomes stale and can store water for long periods of time.

The benefit of copper doesn’t stop here ! Copper is an essential nutrient for our body and have diverse roles in biological electron and oxygen transportation. It can be found in several food such as beef, oyster, lobster, cocoa, black pepper, nuts, sunflower seeds, avocados, etc. Taking water stored in a copper vessel can help you to supply your daily requirement of copper.

If you’re interested in getting this copper vessel, Shanghai Metal Corporation produces slitting, edging, and oscillate winding to fit your specific copper requirements. To find out more, please check out our website or send us your inquiry. We have English speaking staff that will guide you to find your wanted product with the best quality and price. Don’t forget to follow us on Social Media to get news about our product and company.

    

Ayu P.//SMC editor

Food looks more delicious in aluminium and copper bowls!

Have you noticed that food actually looks more tasty and yummy when it served in nice bowls, plates, pots, trays…You feel like : “Oh this food looks so delicious in this trendy beautiful bowl!”

Standing Bowls by Fort StandardFort Standard, the Brooklyn studio. came up with aluminium Standing bowls that are raised on slim angular fins. They have bowls made in these finishes : copper-plated, powder-coated in pastel pink and green. Three colors are added to make the bowls more hygienic for serving and storing food. They chose colors that they found exciting and interesting but also felt comfortable with living with it at home.

Standing Bowls by Fort Standard

These bowls are in two sizes and shapes : a small hemisphere with a 15 centimeter diameter and a larger 38 centimeter-long oval-shaped bowl.

Standing Bowls by Fort Standard

Many of our products at home are hard to clean so they offered a product coated with a food grade powder coat. Shining copper-plated bowls are left untreated to let natural patina to develop over time. Fort Standard displayed these bowls during London Design Festival. (via dezeen.com)

 

Shanghai Metal Corporation sells aluminium and copper whatever you want to use it for. For more information don’t hesitate to visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will gladly help you. Download a new application by scanning QR code or follow us on Social Media.

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Silvia M.//SMC Editor

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Credits : dezeen.com, googleimages