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20230206 NEO Press Release 1x1 09. February 2023

Hoffmann Neopac secures CO2-reduced tinplate from thyssenkrupp Rasselstein longterm

Thun, Switzerland – In cooperation with Hoffmann Neopac, thyssenkrupp Rasselstein GmbH has achieved another step towards climate neutrality. The two companies signed a letter of intent that ensures the long-term supply of the new CO2-reduced bluemint® rasselstein® packaging steel by thyssenkrupp Rasselstein. With the CO2-reduced material, Hoffmann Neopac will once again expand its product portfolio and include CO2-reduced cans.

Expansion of the supply of CO2-reduced packaging steel
Following a successful joint project with the herbal sweets manufacturer Ricola in 2022, Hoffmann Neopac will be using the agreed bluemint® rasselstein® quantities in order to convert other customers to CO2-reduced tinplate packaging. Hoffmann Neopac supplies customers worldwide with products from the baby food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and wellbeing sectors.

The signed letter of intent means that both thyssenkrupp Rasselstein and Hoffmann Neopac are playing a key part in the climate-friendly steel added value chain. “The production of CO2-reduced steel is a major contributing factor in achieving our sustainability goals.“ states CEO Dr. Peter Biele. thyssenkrupp intends to make its production climate neutral by no later than 2045.

Can production with 100 percent renewable electricity
“Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We’re so happy to have thyssenkrupp as a partner that wants to work with us on climate neutral packaging,” explains Mark Aegler, CEO of Hoffmann Neopac. “We’ve already managed to implement some CO₂ -reduced packaging in the Hoffmann Neopac Group. We produce our cans and tubes in Switzerland with 100 percent electricity from renewable sources while working on our own decarbonization program,” explains Mark Aegler.

About thyssenkrupp Rasselstein
thyssenkrupp Rasselstein GmbH is one of the world's leading suppliers of high-quality, precisionmanufactured packaging steel. The site in Andernach, Germany—the world's largest production facility of its kind—produces 1.5 million tonnes of packaging steel annually. Our 2,400 employees serve around 400 customers in 80 countries in a variety of markets—from manufacturers of food and pet food cans to manufacturers of beverage and aerosol cans, containers for chemical and technical filling materials, as well as for crown corks and screw caps. Expert teams in service, sales and technical customer service complete the product portfolio. They work closely with customers to deliver on our promise of consistent quality and reliability worldwide.

About Hoffmann Neopac
Hoffmann Neopac is a privately owned company headquartered in Thun, Switzerland. The group produces high-quality metal and plastic packaging at six locations: HOFFMANN cans in Thun and in Holland; Polyfoil® and plastic tubes at NEOPAC in Switzerland, Hungary and the USA, and 3D Neopac in India. Long-standing customers include pharmaceutical, cosmetics and consumer goods manufacturers in the markets of Europe, North America and Asia. HOFFMANN employs about 150 people with a capacity of 400 million cans. The company attaches great importance to the sustainability of its manufacturing processes and organizational culture and includes a particularly environmentally conscious packaging portfolio in its range. For more information, visit

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