BlackWrap, which is made from aluminum foil, is a recyclable material
and should be recycled whenever possible. The cardboard carton it comes
in is made with 50% recyclable materials and of course can be recycled as well
(made of a starch material, no glue and water based inks).
THE BLACKWRAP STORY
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Traveling around the world, I noted that from time to time cameramen would ask for sheets of aluminum foil to be painted black. Somewhere in the back room or out in the back yard, there would be an electrician spray painting the aluminum foil black. This useful material was not available in any economical or convenient form. GAM set out to solve this problem. Research included the possibilities of anodizing the aluminum foil and painting the aluminum foil. These approaches proved to be very costly and not as durable as would be required.
There are processes for coating aluminum foil with colors to be used in cooking. These coatings were durable, could withstand high temperatures, and were very safe to use. The problem was to find coatings that would be black, matte black, not shiny. Working with aluminum manufacturers, GAM was able to develop BLACKWRAP, the first and original black foil for motion picture, television and theatrical use. The year was 1983.
There are cheaper processes for coating aluminum foil, but they are not as durable as the BLACKWRAP process. BLACKWRAP has been tested to temperatures of 1000°F before the paint starts to brown.
BLACKWRAP does not flake. BLACKWRAP is always very matte - not shiny. Competitive products made with a cheaper process do not hold up to the same temperatures, and are not as matte black as BLACKWRAP. Sometimes the other black coatings flake off which can be disastrous in a film shoot and always annoying when a shiny area of the black foil suddenly becomes apparent.
BLACKWRAP is a Great American Market original. We never cut corners or reduce quality. BLACKWRAP from GAMPRODUCTS, INC. - quality you can depend on!