• Ardagh Group has achieved a wall thickness of only 0.13mm for its 250ml aerosol can.
    Ardagh Group has achieved a wall thickness of only 0.13mm for its 250ml aerosol can.
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Glass and metal packaging specialist Ardagh Group and beauty company Henkel have collaborated to produce what they claim to be the world's lightest three-piece steel aerosol container.

Ardagh’s aerosol manufacturing plant in Germany has produced the container for Henkel’s hairspray product range, which includes the European brand Schwarzkopf Drei Wetter Taft.

Following a sustained program of process development, Ardagh Group now claims the capability of achieving a wall thickness of only 0.13mm for its 250ml aerosol can.

This dimension allows for a 15 per cent saving in materials and water used to make the product.

In collaboration with Ardagh Group, Henkel reduced the thickness of the metal can while increasing its rigidity.

As a result, up to 3500 metric tonnes of CO2 and up to 900,000 cubic metres of water every year is saved.

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