Hoffmann Neopac wins two “Can of the Year” awards
Hoffmann Neopac has won two Can of the Year awards from trade publication The Canmaker.
Shared with partner thyssenkrupp Rasselstein, Hoffmann Neopac’s two-category win was for the same solution: The world’s first tinplate can made from CO2-reduced bluemint steel.
Currently in use by global lozenge giant Ricola, the tin took Gold in the Sustainability category, and also won the coveted Delegates’ Choice Award.
thyssenkrupp Rasselstein supplies the CO2-reduced tinplate for the CO2-reduced bluemint steel can, which Hoffmann Neopac then manufactures and prints using solar power.
Ricola relies on energy from renewable sources in its own production facilities, further improving overall eco-friendliness. The Canmaker awards the prize to holistic innovations in the field of tinplate packaging.
“We are very proud to have won this packaging award for our ambitious project,” says Christoph Peternell, managing director of Hoffmann Neopac’s Tins Business.
“Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We produce our cans in Switzerland using 100 percent renewable electricity while working on our own decarbonisation program. I am grateful that our team was able to bring this game-changing can to market expediently and successfully.”