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At Interpack, Neopac to Introduce RecyCan Recycled Steel-based Tinplate Packaging

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Thun, SwitzerlandHoffmann, a global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, will introduce a new line of tinplate cans comprised of 100% recycled steel at the Interpack, May 7 to 13, 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Made possible by collecting separated consumer packaging steel from standardhousehold recycling, the company’s groundbreaking RecyCan® portfolio essentially closes the loop on sustainability through packaging that is not only completely recycled but also perpetually recyclable.

 

All tinplate cans contain some recycled steel. At the inception of the RecyCan process, typical household steel like used cans, closures and crown corks are collected for recycling. After steel elements are separated from aluminum and plastic packaging via magnet, they are shredded and detinned before being pressed into cubes. They are then melted down to raw steel and cast into slabs. The slabs are hot-rolled, cold-rolled and tin-plated to produce packaging steel, which can be printed and formed into fresh new tinplate packaging cans.

 

Ideal as packaging for a variety of premium organic and specialty products including organic infant nutrition, coffee, tea, dry or pasty cosmetics and tooth powder, Neopac’s RecyCan® tins are available as three-piece, two-piece or deep-draw cans that provide ample protection against light, air/oxygen and moisture. In addition to being fully recycled and recyclable, the fully circular packaging solutions offer a host of other eco-friendly benefits, including the savings of raw materials.

 

“In Europe, North America and other major markets, metal tins are synonymous with sustainability as they are recycled in well-established recycling streams,” said Mark Aegler, CEO of Hoffmann Neopac AG “The RecyCan® line of products takes eco-consciousness to the next level by achieving full circularity – completely recycled products that can continue to be recycled in perpetuity. And of course, these environmental benefits are achieved without sacrificing product protection or branding aesthetics.”

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About Hoffmann Neopac

Hoffmann Neopac is a privately-owned company, headquartered in Thun, Switzerland. The group produces high-quality metal and plastic packaging in six locations: HOFFMANN tins in Switzerland and Holland; Polyfoil® and plastic tubes with NEOPAC in Switzerland, Hungary and the US; and 3D Neopac in India. Its longstanding customers include global pharmaceutical, cosmetics and consumer goods manufacturers in the European, North American and Asian markets.

 

Including its new production facility in the United States, Neopac employs around 1,350 employees and has a capacity of 1.3 billion tubes and 300 million tins. The company is dedicated to sustainability in both its manufacturing processes and corporate culture, including a dedicated eco-conscious packaging portfolio.

 

For more information, visit www.hoffmann.ch.  

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The benefits of using recycled materials should be fairly obvious. By using recycled metal, newly mined raw resources become less necessary, and all of the waste and energy associated with industrial mining can be curbed. It is estimated that by using recycled metal, for example, industry can reduce water pollution by 75%, air pollution by 85%, and direct chemical and by-product waste by 95%. Recycling metal can also result in a 75% energy reduction in the creation of usable materials, which only grow as long as the metal is continuously recycled and used.

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