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Packaging Industries ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe


Packaging steel: environmentally sound power pack for a wide range of optional applications

The packaging is important: the Business Unit Packaging Steel is Germany’s only, innovative manufacturer of tinplate, which is mainly used within packaging. There is a wide and diverse field of application regarding the materials reaching from food packaging and beverage cans to chemical-technical products such as aerosol or paint cans.

The material supplied by the subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe, which is one of the three largest packaging steel manufacturers in Europe, is a multi-talent since it is designed as a lightweight, aesthetical and stable allrounder which throughout its entire life cycle shows ecologically top performance. Its production is governed by an outstanding environmental management system.

The Andernach company provides material grades for any type of application. The product range includes tin-coated as well as chromium-coated blackplate– cold-rolled steel sheet with thicknesses of 0.100 to 0.499 mm – and tinplate with and without organic coating such as paint and foil.

The Business Unit works continuously to reduce the thickness of the packaging steel. rasselstein® Thinplate, for instance, stands for reliable high-end material in thinner thicknesses while maintaining identical material properties. Also in surface optimization the company breaks new ground: An alternative oiling ensures an improved paint wetting and paint adhesion. Effect: an even more brilliant surface ready for direct printing.

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