Metal tins are popular for confectionery packaging. They are tight and thus provide protection against light and prevent the product from losing any flavour. From a brand's perspective, tins convey resistance; from the consumer's perspective they present reliability and quality. A tin emphasises immortal life as it can be permanently recycled and constantly brought back to life in new forms and functions.
Metal tins are mainly made of recycled tin, one of the few permanent materials that can always be fully recycled and therefore preserves the environment. At 93.3%, Germany has the highest recycling rate for tin packaging from private households.
In addition to its seemingly traditional materiality, the metal tin manages to seduce consumers in a sensory manner: the unique sound it makes when being opened and closed, or the individual appearance thanks to direct printing processes. To do this, the metal sheets are first pre-painted for food safety purposes, primed white according to the customer's wishes and printed with several colours. The process concludes with a protective matte or gloss paint. A velvety soft paint can be applied too. Brand manufacturers engrave their trademark or a distinctive pattern as decoration, which consumers value both in terms of touch and sight. For small requirements, the tin can be pad-printed or digitally-printed. The latter process makes it possible to personalise the tin, even just one single piece.
Companies such as Powermints GmbH from Germany combine a satin-lacquered metal tin with a separable and colour-coordinated plastic insert. It is a practical and hygienic dispenser for Compass mints. Through combining metal and plastic, additional functions are feasible. Tools for metal parts are costly and the confectionery market is characterised by fierce competition. For this reason, many sweet manufacturers order their metal tins directly from China, where prices are lower, but delivery times are longer and language barriers have to be overcome. European brands appreciate the high, consistent quality and delivery capabilities of metal tins from Europe.
Hoffmann Neopac makes massive green energy investment at its Switzerland packaging plants
Hoffmann Neopac has installed one of the largest solar power systems in Switzerland. The extensive green energy initiative, which costs more than 2 million Swiss Francs ($2.2 million), will make Hoffmann Neopac fully electricity sustainable at each of its two manufacturing sites in its home country.
CR tins keep children and pets safe
Tin packaging is a great way to keep products safe and fresh. And stylish decoration on the metal exterior can make tins particularly captivating to children. But how can kids, or pets, be stopped from accessing the product inside? Hoffmann’s patented and customizeable child-resistant tins offer a safe solution.
At Webpackaging LIVE cyber-exhibition, Hoffmann to highlight solutions for sustainability, functionality & child-resistance
Global provider of high-quality tins, Hoffmann, is exhibiting at the first edition of Webpackaging LIVE, a unique virtual packaging show in full 3D. Hoffmann will be featuring its Child Resistant Tins, as well as a variety of tins for nutritional products and personal care.
Hoffmann Neopac to host webinar on premium tin & tube packaging options for North American cannabis sector
Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, will host a webinar exploring best packaging practices for the burgeoning North American cannabis market. Further information about the company's CR Tins, ideal for the cannabis market, can also be found on the company's Webpackaging LIVE 3D showcase.
At Interpack, Hoffmann Neopac to introduce RecyCan recycled steel-based tinplate packaging
Neopac is introducing RecyCan, recycled steel-based tinplate packaging. Ideal for various premium organic and specialty products, the latest member of Neopac’s EcoDesign portfolio comprises 100% recycled steel, aligning with circular economy sustainability.
Hoffmann Neopac Introduces Child-Resistant Tins and Tubes for Safe Packaging of Liquid, Damp and Dry Cannabis Products
Hoffmann Neopac has introduced child-resistant, opaque tins for packaging damp and dry cannabis products. The new lineup comes in response to packaging requirements in increasingly widespread legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes in the United States, Canada and worldwide.
Hoffmann Neopac offers the pharmaceutical industry as well as the dietary and food industries, food-suitable, flavor-safe tinplate tins as well as Polyfoil® tubes, in which food supplements, liquids and creams are securely packed and remain fresh. The newest tins and tubes are also certified to be childproof.
Metal in packaging: why is it such a good choice?
Today, the packaging industry relies upon a vast number of materials in order to create easy to use concepts for consumers. Metal is one of the primary materials utilized with a wide array of products, from food to fashion, candies to candles. Why exactly is metal so popular?
Hoffmann Neopac launches the "Metal is Eternal" campaign online
Recently, Hoffmann Neopac launched its "Metal is Eternal" campaign to inform consumers and corporate entities about the virtues of metal as a raw material and its pre-eminent place in the packaging universe. The campaign was brought to life through an interactive edutainment presentation developed at Webpac Digital Media Studios.
- Marco Borruso
- Company News
- Created 12 Jan 2017
- Modified 15 Apr 2019
- Hits 562