thyssenkrupp Rasselstein stands for more than 250 years of company history. The Andernach company is today a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe and one of the three largest packaging steel manufacturers in Europe. Currently, around 2,400 employees produce approximately 1.5 million tons of packaging steel a year for 400 customers from 80 countries.
Products and applications
At the world’s largest production site for packaging steel, thyssenkrupp Rasselstein manufactures blackplate and ECCS (cold-rolled steel plate in thicknesses from 0.100 to 0.499 mm). With and without an organic coating (such as paint, foil), the material is suitable for a wide range of packaging solutions.
More than 90% of the material produced by thyssenkrupp Rasselstein is used in the packaging field, e.g. for the packaging of food, drinks or chemical-technical products such as aerosol or paint cans. This is where the material can take full advantage of its strengths in particular. Tinplate is a highly efficient, stable and secure packaging material. It enables 100% product protection against light and oxygen. Furthermore, the packaging steel is a top performer in ecological terms. As the most – and the most efficiently – recycled packaging material in the whole of Europe, it can stand up to any comparison with respect to ecological sustainability. Packaging steel can be recycled any number of times without any reduction in its quality and is therefore an absolutely contemporary packaging material.