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New China tinplate standards announced

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Thursday, 05 October 2017

The China government has issued a new tinplate national standard for 'cold-reduced electrolytic tinplate' that will come into effect from 1 June 2018 and will be harmonised with other global tinplate standards.

The new standards were jointly issued by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) and the Standardisation Administration of China (SAC) and will replace the existing standards implemented in 2009.

The main changes are:

1. The nominal thickness...

New high for tinplate recycling rate in Europe

Post By: Peter Kettle on Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has reached a new all-time high of 76%, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) announced this week. This record rate, based on 2014 data, confirms steel as Europe's most recycled packaging material for the 10th consecutive year and sees the recycling rate of steel packaging pull further away from that of other packaging materials.

In APEAL's latest Steel for Packaging Update newsletter secretary general Alexander Mohr commented: "Steel...

New tinning lines planned in Belarus and Turkey

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 06 May 2015

Two new electrolytic tinplate lines planned in Belarus and Turkey could produce up to 495,000 tpy by 2018. The new plants are strategically placed to capture domestic market share, as well as exporting production to the European Union (EU) and Commonwealth of Independent Countries (CIS).

The tinning line in Turkey is a crucial element of a planned, $400 million steel mill to be constructed in Osmaniye, in the south of the country. The plant is a Turkish-Japanese joint venture...

US$70 million Brazilian tinplate factory planned

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Korea-based metal company Shin Hwa Sil Up has announced plans to commit US$70 million along with local investors, to build a tinplate plant in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state, with a production capacity of 150,000 t/y of the material. Brazil's tinplate demand amounts to some 700,000 t/y, of which Shin Hwa is hoping to capture a 20% share.

Currently, local steelmaker Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) is the sole producer of tinplate in Brazil. It produces the majority of...

Rexam swaps steel for aluminium in Spain

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Thursday, 02 October 2014

Leading European beverage can manufacturer Rexam PLC has planned a full conversion from steel to aluminium can production in Spain, to be supplied under a new contract with Constellium.

Rexam is the leading beverage can producer in Spain, where over 7 billion beverage cans are produced every year. It has received support from Constellium in its decision to complete the transition from steel to aluminium can production as part of additional contracts granted to Constellium to supply Rexam with...

Empac launches its new website Whymetalpackaging.com

Post By: Tony Wallace on Thursday, 03 July 2014

Empac, European Metal Packaging, the association bringing together European producers of rigid metal packaging and their supply chain partners has announced the launch of its new website Whymetalpackaging.com. 

The website is designed to help decision makers involved in packaging to be better informed on metal packaging, and in particular its sustainability agenda. It explains the permanent material thinking: metals are natural elements that maintain their physical properties forever and therefore will always be available for future generations. It also highlights the connectivity between permanent, real recycling, resource efficiency and a...

APEAL galvanises “Take a fresh look” campaign with infographic video

Post By: Tony Wallace on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has created an infographic video to support its "Take a Fresh Look" campaign.

The video was previewed by APEAL at the recent Interpack trade show in Germany (8-14 May 2014), where the Association launched the "Take a fresh look" campaign, and is now available to view online.

It features facts and figures on the environmental, social and economic benefits offered by Steel for Packaging, including latest recycling statistics and...

Crown publishes second sustainability report

Post By: Tony Wallace on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Crown Holdings, Inc. announced the release of the company's second review of developments in its sustainability efforts from an economic, environmental and social perspective.

It reports that in 2012 alone, more than 1.3 million tons of tinplate steel – the equivalent of 21 billion steel cans - were recycled by the economy as a whole. Further enhancing steel's sustainability profile is the fact that a package made of recycled steel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 75% over a package...

New Surface Treatment for Tinplate Fulfills the Requirements of New Varnishes and Improves Surface Brilliance

Post By: Tony Wallace on Monday, 12 May 2014

ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein reports that thanks to an innovative oiling process it has solved problems that arise due to critical, very polar varnishes.

With a surface oiled in the usual way, very polar varnishes increase the risk of varnish wetting flaws, which are usually visible as pores. The alternative oiling eliminates this difficulty. The process has already been placed successfully on the market.

The interaction between varnish properties and the properties of the tinplate surface is essential for pore-free varnishing.

"The keyword...

Steel confirmed as most recycled packaging material in Europe

Post By: Tony Wallace on Monday, 12 May 2014

APEAL (the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging) has released the latest European steel recycling figures.

In 2012, 2.7 million tonnes of steel packaging were recycled to make new steel products, corresponding to an average European rate of 74%. This reinforces the long term trend for steel as the most recycled packaging material in Europe.

Steel packaging's recycling rate has increased threefold over the last 20 years thanks to a combination of its infinite recyclability, the ease...

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