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Packaging applications

Aluminium sheets and coils for packaging applications

Constellium’s fully recyclable aluminium packaging applications present unparalleled economic and environmental advantages.

Protective aluminium packaging

Can and closure applications

Even in its thinnest form, aluminium’s unique barrier, strength and physical properties offer excellent protection against the effects of oxygen, light, moisture, micro-organisms and unwanted odors.  As a 100% and infinitely recyclable material, aluminium can reduce the environmental impact compared to competing materials.

We harness the unique qualities of aluminium to deliver innovative, price-competitive and sustainable solutions for food and beverage, foil and closure packaging applications.

Lightest metal packaging, reduced impacts

Aluminium packaging makes efficient use of resources during transportation due to its inherent lightweight and resilience, consequently reducing its transportation environmental impacts i.e. a knock-on benefit of reducing freight loads and fuel costs.

Driving innovation in the packaging industry

We constantly adapt and optimize specific products, drawing on our dedicated R&D capabilities and quality-assuring approaches. We seek to support our customers in the search for process optimization, anticipating their needs as they evolve in line with market trends and their business strategies.

Constellium's Technology Center

Our state-of-the-art Technology Center has capabilities for packaging including:

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    alloy development with cutting-edge tools such as computer-aided can design, and digital modeling of customers’ shaping processes,
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    alloy and product testing, characterization and optimization,
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    pilot lines for laboratory trials of new products,
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    rapid prototyping of lighter and customized solutions.

Technological knowledge

Constellium has extensive expertise in packaging processes such as Drawn and Wall Ironing (DWI), a technology already used for beverage cans and which can be extended to food cans. Through this technology, customers can better meet main targets such as weight reduction, lower manufacturing cost and accelerated processes.

Food safety

At Constellium, we comply with international food safety regulations, both closely following the latest research and helping to shape recommendations and conclusions in the field, then adjusting our internal research agenda accordingly. We are active in AFNOR (French standardization society) and the European Aluminium Association.

Life cycle analysis

Life cycle assessment (LCA) processes are implemented in a number of sectors, but are particularly well developed in the packaging industry. LCA was first devised to meet the specific needs of businesses looking to develop and enhance their products and services while respecting the environment. Constellium has designed simplified tools to quickly perform LCA (conforming to ISO 14040) for its different products, particularly for rigid packaging applications.

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About aluminium in packaging

Even in its thinnest form, aluminium’s unique barrier, strength and physical properties offer excellent protection against the effects of oxygen, light, moisture, micro-organisms and unwanted odors.

Last update 27 May 2014 Back to top