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How to choose your metal packaging?

The choice of packaging responds above all to the technical and regulatory constraints associated with your products: format, volume, markets, chemical compatibility with your formulas, regulatory obligations associated with the mode of transport. It is because we produce our own packaging that we can assist you in choosing the best packaging for your packaging projects.

Choose upon several criteria (volume, shape, type opening ...) the desired metal packaging.

What is the manufacturing process?

Whatever metal packaging you manufacture, it all starts with large steel coils delivered to the manufacturing plant. These are then cut into sheets, varnished, and in some cases, printed. The varnish helps protect against corrosion or possible interaction with the packaged product. Each packaging is checked during the various stages of its manufacture.

The metal sheets thus prepared are cut into strips and sides, then transformed into a cylinder and welded or stapled.

This cylinder will remain a straight cylinder or will take, thanks to the expanders, a conical, rectangular, square or hexagonal shape. Depending on the desired packaging (box, can, bucket or tray), the crimping of the accessories (bottom, ring, pierced top, etc.) is the last step in the assembly process.

A total opening will be closed by a cover or a stopper. 

A partial opening will be closed by a neck whose diameter varies according to the customer's wishes or technical constraints. The boxes and lids are then sent to the end customer for packaging and closing the packaging by capping, crimping or capping.

Fermeture, goulots pour emballage métallique

Metal packaging and the circular economy

The metal packaging is made of a permanent material, infinitely recyclable without loss of quality. Indeed, a permanent material is a material which has simple chemical properties, thus making it possible to multiply the recycling cycles without altering its properties (malleability, solidity, barrier, etc.) and whose inherent properties do not change during its use. The production of new recycled packaging does not require the addition of raw materials or additives to ensure the basic function and properties of the material.
Extensive, continuous and high-quality recycling ensures the metal's permanence in the economy and its use for future generations, thus contributing to a truly resource efficient society. It also reduces waste and raw material requirements. For each tonne of recycled metal produced, two tonnes of raw material are saved. Using recycled metal to make new products requires 95% less energy than producing from virgin materials.

100% of metal packaging is recyclable

Once thrown in the sorting bin, the metal packaging goes to a sorting center where it is isolated from other packaging waste using a magnet. The steel packaging is sent to the steelworks. They are then placed in the oven, then rolled to be transformed into coils, bars or wires depending on the use (household appliances, construction, automobile, packaging).

In addition, incinerated household waste may contain metal packaging which unfortunately has not been captured / sorted upstream. On leaving the incinerator, the non-combustible materials are recovered in the form of bottom ash.

Metal recyclable à l'infini

Constant innovation

Making boxes lighter while retaining strength is one of metal packaging's great achievements in terms of durability. Significant eco-design efforts have significantly reduced the weight of packaging by 30% in 30 years, and thus the amount of raw material and energy used. The metal that makes up the packaging gives them a barrier against light, air and humidity, ensuring long-term preservation of the products contained and thus preventing their alteration.