Steel protects food, by acting as a barrier to keep out light, oxygen and moisture and protect the contents. This preserves the nutritional quality and flavour of the food, for a period unequalled by other types of packaging.
Steel is strong, so the packaging is tamper-proof and remains intact over long periods, ensuring consumer safety.
Steel is malleable, which means that packaging can be made in a variety of innovative shapes.
Steel can be printed on, for packaging that stands out.
Steel is easy to store and transport.
Steel production lines are fast, an undeniable advantage.
Steel has magnetic properties, a benefit both on magnetic conveyors belts and in waste separation processes.
Steel is ecologically responsible, since steel cans are stored at room temperature, requiring no energy consumption.
Steel is recyclable indefinitely and steel for packaging is recycled at a rate of more the 72% in Europe and 65% worldwide. Thanks to steel’s magnetic properties, recycling is easy and economical, and reduces material at the source.