Aluminium beverage cans offer fantastic customisation possibilities

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Strong, flexible, lightweight & sustainable!

Aluminium cans are widely used for packaging beverages and foods due to their durability, lightweight, and ability to protect the products from contamination and spoilage.

The decoration process is an important step in the manufacturing of aluminium cans, as it enhances the visual appeal and brand recognition of the product.

Known as green metal, aluminium is one of the most environmentally friendly metals.

As the most recyclable industrial material, aluminium can be recycled infinitely to produce the same product.

Recycling aluminium also saves 95% of the energy used in its production from raw materials.

Today more than 70% of the material used in aluminium cans is recycled into new products – almost double that of glass (34%) and plastic (40%).

Here’s a fact sheet to help you understand the process – The Upcoming Changes in Packaging Recycling Legislation in the UK

A recycled aluminium beverage can, car door or window frame is often recycled directly back into itself. And this process can happen virtually infinitely.

The Benefits

  1. Recyclable: Aluminium cans are 100% recyclable and can be reprocessed indefinitely, reducing the amount of waste going to landfills and helping conserve natural resources.
  2. Lightweight: Aluminium cans are lightweight, making them easy to transport, handle, and store. This reduces transportation costs and energy consumption during shipping.
  3. Durable: Aluminium cans are durable and resistant to corrosion, ensuring that the product packed inside remains fresh for longer periods.
  4. Cost-efficient: The use of aluminium cans in packaging can reduce costs in production, transport, and storage as compared to other packaging materials.
  5. Energy-efficient: The recycling of aluminium cans requires only about 5% of the energy needed to produce new ones, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  6. Safe: Aluminium cans are safe for the environment and for human health, as they do not release chemicals or harmful substances when in use or during recycling.
  7. Convenient: Aluminium cans are easy to open and reseal, making them an ideal packaging solution for customers on the go.
  8. Versatile: Aluminium cans are available in a variety of sizes and shapes, making them ideal for a wide range of products, from soft drinks to food items.

Berlin Packaging UK are a one-stop shop for decoration and accessories. No container is complete without the right closure and the right dressing. They offer a wide expertise in terms of caps & closures and different decoration techniques.

Screen printing: up to 7 colours

Screen printing is a well-known decoration method and it has never lost its classical elegance effect. It is possible to use ceramic inks or organic UV-activated inks to replicate any colour reference.

Screen printing can be combined with a coating to achieve complex, full-body designs.

Labelling and Sleeving

Berlin Packaging UK specialize in cutting-edge label solutions with a focus on superior quality, innovation, and brand recognition.

Applying a sleeve allows to play with designs wrapping the whole packaging body, creating colourful products.

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