Sika now using sustainable bluemint packaging steel

Sika Deutschland GmbH now uses CO2 reduced bluemint steel for its tinplate pails. 

thyssenkrupp Rasselstein will supply up to 3,000 tonnes of bluemint steel to metal packaging manufacturer Muhr & Söhne in 2023.

From now on, only CO2 reduced packaging steel will be used for Sika GmbH’s tinplate pails. This is a result of the successful cooperation between the only German tinplate manufacturer thyssenkrupp Rasselstein in Andernach, the metal packaging manufacturer Muhr & Söhne based in Attendorn, as well as Sika, the international specialty chemicals company based in Stuttgart.

“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. 

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.

The innovative bluemint steel is processed by Muhr & Söhne into tinplate pails. 

For Klaus Wilmes, Managing Director of Muhr & Söhne, sustainable packaging should nowadays be viewed in the context of social responsibility: “We are consistently committed to preserving the natural foundations of life for future generations. Thanks to a patented design, we have been producing tinplate containers with a significantly reduced material consumption and a comparatively high performance for many years already, thus conserving resources.

Daniela Schmiedle, Managing Director of Sika Deutschland GmbH, says regarding the joint project: “The collaboration is entirely in the context of sustainable packaging and is related to the realisation of our company’s net zero goals.”

In 2023 thyssenkrupp Rasselstein will supply up to 3,000 tonnes of bluemint steel. The savings amount to 4,590 tonnes of CO2 equivalents. 

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