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Pails stay stable
Originally published:  01/04/2012
Due to current economic conditions, the market for tinplate pails remains stable and looks set to remain so for some time to come, reports Bernhard Kürschner, marketing manager for Germany-headquartered Huber Packaging Group. “Within the Huber Packaging Group, we develop and manufacture a unique variety of innovative tinplate packagings of the highest quality and have been doing so for more than 140 years,” he says, explaining that the company is “a full scale supplier” whose operations range from prepress and printing to delivering “complete packaging solutions”, including the design, installation and maintenance of fully automatic filling and sealing equipment.
Producing a broad range of UN-approved tinplate containers with filling capacities of up to 33-litres, the company’s Industrial division caters to the needs of customers from the chemicals, paint and lacquer and construction sectors, among others. Thanks to tinplate’s strength and durability, these units have an enviable safety record, being both unbreakable and heat-resistant. Furthermore, they are also solvent resistant and offer “100 per cent protection against oxygen, gas and light”. Additionally, tinplate units boast “the highest recycling rate of all competitive packaging materials”, further enhancing the attractiveness of these systems in an era of packaging waste reduction.
Employing a staff of more than 900 across six plants in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Russia, Huber remains an independent, family owned company. Able to deliver a wide range of packagings to different market segments, the company prides itself on being a “leader in product development and industrialengineering”.