What is hydrophilic aluminum foil?

2023-08-14 11:09:10

Hydrophilic aluminum foil is to coat a layer of hydrophilic layer on the surface of aluminum foil. Hydrophilic aluminum foil is to carry out hydrophilic treatment on aluminum foil. Through special process treatment, a layer of hydrophilic layer is coated on the surface, and condensed water will quickly spread out on the hydrophilic aluminum foil, will not condense into water droplets, increase the heat exchange area, speed up the cooling/heating speed, and effectively avoid the noise caused by condensed water blocking the air flow. The main aluminum foils for air conditioning are: 8006 hydrophilic aluminum foil, 8011 hydrophilic aluminum foil, 3102 hydrophilic aluminum foil, 1100 hydrophilic aluminum foil, etc.

Ordinary hydrophilic aluminum foil has serious defects. The biggest problem is that the condensed water generated during refrigeration will adhere to the aluminum foil and form a water bridge, causing blockage between fins, affecting ventilation, reducing heat exchange efficiency, and reducing the efficiency of the air conditioner, thus more power consumption. Click to Order

Hydrophilicity is simply the size of the affinity between the surface of the aluminum foil and water, which is measured by the angle formed by water droplets on the surface of the aluminum foil. The angle of water droplets on the surface of ordinary aluminum foil is above 70 degrees, while the angle of water droplets on the surface of hydrophilic aluminum foil is below 35 degrees. Good hydrophilic fins can improve the heat exchange efficiency of the air conditioner heat exchanger, significantly save power consumption, and effectively reduce the fin spacing of the heat exchanger, thereby reducing the volume of the air conditioner, beautifying the appearance of the air conditioner, and improving the space utilization rate of the room for the household air conditioner.

Processing of hydrophilic aluminum foil

Uncoiling → pretreatment → surface roller coating (first roller coating → first drying → second roller coating → second drying) → coiling

The function of pretreatment: to enhance the bonding force between coating and aluminum foil.

The function of the coating: the coating can increase the hydrophilicity and corrosion resistance of the product.

For products with higher performance requirements, if the first coating fails to meet the due indicators, a second coating is required. Generally, single-coat hydrophilic aluminum foils have hydrophilic and corrosion-resistant functions; double-coated hydrophilic aluminum foil, the first coating is corrosion-resistant, and the second coating is hydrophilic.

Application and advantage of hydrophilic aluminum foil

Hydrophilic aluminum foil is the main raw material of heat exchange fins in air conditioners, and is widely used in refrigeration equipment such as air conditioners, refrigerators, and automotive air conditioners.

  1. Hydrophilic aluminum foil can increase anti-corrosion and anti-mold functions;
  2. The condensed water accumulated on the surface of the heat exchange fins is evenly distributed on the surface, and the accumulation and blockage between the heat exchange fins will not be caused by the formation of water droplets, which will affect the heat exchange conditions, thereby increasing the heat exchange rate by 5%;
  3. The airflow resistance is small, and the heat exchange rate can generally be increased by 10%-15%;
  4. Hydrophilic aluminum foil has good formability and no wear to the mold; good stamping resistance, solvent resistance and heat resistance;
  5. Since the water has no beads, the noise caused by vibration is correspondingly reduced;
  6. It can prevent the oxidized powder of the air conditioner from being blown into the room and have adverse effects on the human body, which meets the requirements of environmental protection.


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