In the case of aluminum and its alloys, sheet is typically defined as a piece of metal that is less than 0.249 inches thick. Aluminum plate is 0.25 inches and thicker, while aluminum foil is defined as anything thinner than 0.006 inches. Sheet, the most widely used form of aluminum, is found in all of the aluminum industry’s major markets. In packaging, sheet is used to manufacture cans and packages. In transportation, aluminum sheet is used to manufacture panels for automobile bodies and tractor trailers. Sheet is used in home appliances and cookware. Aluminum in water is in a form that is more readily absorbed by the body, and very high aluminum levels in water can be of concern. Aluminum is used in water treatment to remove disease-causing microorganisms and other drinking water impurities that can affect your health.