Amcor and Aludium collaborate on low-carbon aluminium for screwcaps
Amcor Capsules and Aludium have joined forces to produce a low-carbon aluminium for use in screwcaps.
The new product will have a more than 50% reduction in carbon footprint compared to normal primary aluminium sold in Europe, according to a press release.
This extends to 80% compared to the average carbon footprint of primary aluminium produced in China.
The new technology produces less than 4 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per tonne of aluminium, from raw material extraction right up until delivery.
This saving is made possible thanks to the combined use of recycled content and the careful selection of low-carbon primary aluminium.
“We are passionate about bringing more sustainable products to market,” explains Bertrand Daru, Sustainability Director of Amcor Capsules.
“We are already leading the market with 96% of our products being recycle-ready. But we want to go further and reduce the levels of CO2 emitted during manufacturing.
“Our aluminium screw caps now offer a more sustainable alternative for wine and spirits brands and distributors.”
Michael Brandner, Specialities Sales Director at Aludium says: “As a pioneer in offering certified low-carbon aluminium alloys to the market, Aludium is delighted to work with Amcor to continue to push for greater sustainability in packaging solutions.
“Thanks to heavy investments in Aludium assets, technology and processes, we are helping customers and end users achieve their carbon reduction targets.”