Henkel's beauty care brand, Fa, has enlisted the help of Ball Corp. to launch a lighter weight industrial aluminum aerosol can to the marketplace.
Ball manufactures the new, lighter extruded aluminum can using ground-breaking metal technology, which employs recycled aluminum to produce a metal alloy that displays improved strength and allows lightweighting of the container without affecting package reliability. This innovative technology allows Ball to lightweight its extruded aluminum aerosol packaging by as much as 10 percent, with further lightweighting expected in the future.
"As global sustainability leaders, Ball and Henkel continually strive to improve our environmental impact while responsibly running our businesses and increasing stakeholder value," says Michael Feldser, COO, global metal food and household products packaging. "Thanks to our cross-enterprise expertise, we were able to add recycled aluminum from Ball's beverage can plants into our slug manufacturing processes, reduce the amount of metal used and lightweight the industry's standard extruded aluminum package. This helps improve the carbon footprint of a popular product and enhances the environmental performance of both companies."
Source: Ball Corp.