Metal packaging: sustainable, safe and versatile.

A brief journey back in time to the second half of the 18th century: The industrial revolution brought about a profound and lasting transformation of working conditions and living conditions worldwide. Metalworking and its mass production gain in importance. Metal packaging material is emerging and asserting itself.

It is soon discovered that some materials are more suitable for packaging than others. Moist and liquid goods, packed in iron containers, suffer from rust, which provides a breeding ground for bacteria. As a result, sheet metal establishes itself as the preferred material. Later, stainless steel, often with a sheet metal coating or as a more complex alloy, is increasingly used. The different materials offer different advantages, so that the choice is based on customer requirements.

Today, most metal packaging used in the processing industry is made of thin sheet or stainless steel.

So even in the 21st century the triumphal procession of metal packaging is unbroken. 


Thomas Jaeger
Mueller logo Müller Packaging
Head of Marketing & Sales
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