Soudal to use cans made using low-carbon Bluemint steel

Silicone and sealant manufacturer Soudal said it will use Thyssenkrupp Rasselstein’s low-carbon Bluemint steel for a range of its cans to help reduce its carbon dioxide emissions and meet sustainability goals.

Soudal Flexifoam, Soudafoam PURE and Soudal SMX Foam will be packaged in Bluemint steel with Soudal aiming to switch more of its cans to Bluemint this year, depending on availability.

“We are proud that with the introduction of Bluemint steel packaging, we take another step in our sustainable journey and hope to keep increasing our impact on a better world,” said Soudal chief executive Dirk Coorevits.

Belgium-based Soudal said the use of Bluemint, rather than conventional tinplate, resulted in cans certified to the same grade, but with 64% less carbon emissions. 

Thyssenkrupp Rasselstein said Bluemint achieves this by using biomethane to power the rolling process and specially processed steel scrap. 

The branded steel featured in Germany-based canmaker Muhr & Söhne’s two-piece welded tinplate cartridge that won bronze in the Prototype category at 2023’s The Canmaker Cans of the Year awards. It is also used by Switzerland-based canmaker Hoffmann Neopac and chemicals company Sika for its tinplate pails.

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