Colep has developed the new packaging solution in a move to provide customers with a more sustainable packaging solution which uses less materials, energy and water. According to Colep Industrial Director Metal Packaging, Jose Oliveira combining mathematical models, process investments and new materials, Colep is reducing the material consumption in the three metal components.
"In this case, we are reducing the wall thickness of the aerosols by around 22%, using ‘double reduction’ material—harder material with lower thickness wall—in combination with a new seaming station," he explained. "In this way, we can obtain the same performance, mechanical and chemical resistance assuring all the safety requests.”
Philippe Blank, head of packaging innovation & sustainability at Henkel’s Beauty Care Division said that the Syoss hair styling aerosol cans have been reduced by 18% in weight, which is a significant saving associated with the classical 3-piece tinplate can manufacturing process.
"Our continued commitment to reduce our environmental footprint by teaming up with strategical suppliers to work on sustainable joint development projects has been proven again with Colep," said Blank. "Finally, the new double-reduced tinplate aerosol cans deliver an important contribution to reach our corporate sustainability goals to achieve more with less and enable us to save up to 1,000 tons of CO2.”
The light weight cans are being used for 400ml and 500ml hairspray products in the following main brands: Syoss, Indola, Silhouette, Coiffeur and Rilken.