17 April 2023
Corporate News

Tata Steel at METPACK 2023

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Together towards tomorrow:
Tata Steel enables the future of steel packaging on Stand 3B25, Hall 3

At METPACK 2023, Tata Steel will be presenting its latest innovations for canmakers, enabled through collaborative work with customers and designed to deliver a fully sustainable future. 

On stand 3B25, the company will be highlighting Protact®, TCCT® and Zeremis® (NL) / OptemisTM (UK) Carbon Lite – all formats developed to boost steel packaging’s immediate and long-term potential. 


Huib Simon, Head of Marketing Packaging, says: 

We are very excited to showcase new packaging steel solutions which offer manufacturers significant environmental savings and can help make their packaging genuinely future-proof. Spanning the entire steel packaging value chain, canmakers, brand owners, retailers, and consumers alike can experience these environmental benefits which are then repeated over and over through recycling.


Leading the way for Tata Steel at METPACK is its polymer coated, food-safe product, Protact, which has been extended to include new tailored variants now further optimised for efficient and sustainable canmaking. The variants have been developed to encompass all formats: two-piece as well as three-piece cans, ends and components.

Protact’s polymer coating system offers a step change in production efficiency at both small and large volumes and is guaranteed BPA free. Protact simplifies canmaking operations while lowering their environmental footprint by eliminating VOC emissions and significantly reducing energy and water consumption. 

Also on the Tata Steel stand will be TCCT, the company’s new, sustainable tin-free packaging steel which sets a new standard as a future-ready metal coating. Developed at the company’s own state-of-the art R&D facility, TCCT is a reliable alternative for ECCS.


Simon comments: 

Forthcoming EU REACH legislation is important for improving health and safety across industry, including steel packaging production. It will accelerate changes which, in some cases, may affect the availability of existing products. 

TCCT, however, offers a fully compliant solution meeting customers’ concerns about the new regulations head on by providing an easy transition for packaging steel users who can now switch their supply in good time. 

Together with the new chrome-free CFPA passivation for tin coating, TCCT completes the full suite of packaging steel solutions for post 2027 requirements – and it is available now.” 

A commitment to achieving carbon neutral steel making is demonstrated by Tata Steel through Zeremis (NL) and Optemis (UK) Carbon Lite, launched in 2022, which help canmakers progress towards carbon neutral steel usage. A certificate-based, low carbon emission steel solution, Carbon Lite offers potential for up to eighty five per cent reduction in carbon dioxide intensity of packaging steel through a certificate-based, mass balanced offering.

“Our future is green, and we look forward to welcoming visitors to METPACK to our stand, where our team will demonstrate these, and more, new innovative packaging steel solutions to deliver a clean and circular value chain,“ concludes Simon.  

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About Tata Steel 
Tata Steel is one of Europe's leading steel producers, with steelmaking in the Netherlands and the UK, and manufacturing plants across Europe. The company supplies high-quality steel products to the most demanding markets, including construction and infrastructure, automotive, packaging and engineering. Tata Steel works with customers to develop new steel products which give them a competitive edge. We are committed to playing our part in moving towards a sustainable global society. The parent company Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 34 million tonnes. It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and a commercial presence across the world. The group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $32.83 billion in the financial year ending 31 March, 2022. 


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