Tinplate, which is steel sheet coated with tin for rust protection, can be completely recycled. They are widely used in the manufacture of cans, lids and crown caps for aluminum and glass containers.
On the other hand, plastic is not only non-biodegradable, but also poorly recycled. Firstly, once recycled, it cannot be used for human consumption. Secondly, less than 30% of plastics used in Europe are recycled, and many of them end up in the oceans. This means environmental pollution, since not only do they accumulate in the oceans, but many marine animals are contaminated by their ingestion.
Advantages of tinplate over plastic
– Tinplate can be recycled an unlimited number of times without losing its quality. This process, not only allows to lower costs, but also achieves a significant reduction in CO2 emissions that are produced during its manufacture.
– It reduces energy use by 60% compared to plastic, when producing new material.
– It saves 40% of water during production.
– The plastic containers allow some oxygen to pass through over time. In other words, it is not totally watertight.
In addition, tinplate containers are leak-proof, so they can safely transport liquid contents.
They are also very resistant in terms of strength, they are virtually unbreakable, so they could contain almost any product without any problem.
In Autorema we are not only experts in the manipulation of the metallic containers, but we investigate every day to take out the maximum yield to the manufacturing lines of the can makers.
If you are interested in Autorema helps your company in the processes of handling of metal cans, put in touch with us and we will advise you without commitment.