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Aerosol Cans made from 100% PCR aluminium

Nussbaum Matzingen AG, a leading manufacturer of aluminium monobloc cans, presents its most recent innovation – an aerosol can made from 100% post-consumer-recycled aluminium.

It is the first of its kind containing no primary aluminium at all. The starting material used is mono-material aluminium scrap from consumer goods returned to the collection points for recycling. The collected scrap is pressed, converted into slugs and processed into aerosol cans by Nussbaum using the regular impact extrusion production process. For the first time Nussbaum has been able to implement a circular economy material flow. Thanks to the close collaboration and the local organisation of the various material processors, the concept can be documented transparently. The consumer does not have to accept any qualitative or visual impairment, nor is product safety or processability compromised when filling or transporting the cans. The geographical proximity between the collection point, the aluminium processor and the can manufacturer, which is less than 150km, optimally supports the sustainability goal. Under the claim “From Waste to Can” Nussbaum is planning further products made from PCR material. The range is to be extended with Screw- and Pill-Cans and flexible or rigid tubes.

Nussbaum Matzingen AG has more than 50 years of experience in the production of sustainable aluminium packaging. The company manufactures high-quality monobloc cans and tubes in its four plants in Switzerland and Germany. The Nussbaum Group employs around 400 people and sells its products around the globe.