thyssenkrupp launches 5-litre keg made from CO2 reduced tinplate

The German tinplate manufacturer thyssenkrupp Rasselstein will launch the world’s first 5-litre keg made of CO2 reduced bluemint steel together with the German companies Kleemann and Westerwald Brauerei in May.

In the joint project, thyssenkrupp Rasselstein will supply the CO2 reduced packaging steel, Kleemann will produce and print the kegs, and the Hachenburger brewery will use 100% aromatic hops for the production and filling.

“In the production of the new bluemint packaging steels, we are clearly focusing on CO2 reduction: By using biomethane and specially processed steel scrap, we can save up to 69% of our CO2 emissions, making packaging steel even more sustainable,” explains Dr. Peter Biele, CEO of thyssenkrupp Rasselstein GmbH. 

Packaging steel is also a European leader in terms of recycling rates: 85.5% of tinplate packaging is recycled. This makes tinplate packaging the most recycled packaging material in Europe.

By using bluemint®steel in the production of the beer kegs, Kleemann has been able to significantly reduce its Scope 3 emissions. 

“We are very happy to be involved in the project of the world’s first CO2 reduced party keg,” says Michael Fürst, Managing Director of metal packaging manufacturer Kleemann. 

As a family-run company, Kleemann is committed to the issues of sustainability and environmental awareness: Kleemann is aware of the responsibility it bears with regard to its future as well as future generations. Therefore, decisions are always made taking all economic aspects and ecological values into account.

“Kleemann is a partner with whom we have been working for years. Long-term partnerships at eye level are our aim. Thanks to sustainable raw material and a reliable partner for Westerwald Brauerei, I see our 5-litre party kegs well-positioned for the future,” says Jens Geimer, Managing Partner of Westerwald Brauerei. 

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