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  • LEADING PROFESSOR HIGHLIGHTS DESIGN POSSIBILITIES OF STEEL FOR PACKAGING

    The excellent design possibilities offered by steel for packaging have been highlighted by a leading European packaging expert. Roland ten Klooster, Professor of Packaging Design and Management at Holland’s University of Twente says that: “The characteristics of steel as a packaging material are such that...... Read more

  • APEAL WELCOMES THE GENERAL APPROACH OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE’S CIRCULAR ECONOMY PACKAGE

    APEAL welcomes the result of the European Parliament’s (EP) environment committee (ENVI) vote on the review of the WFD1 and PPWD2, two major pieces of legislation which are relevant to our industry. As the key legislation designed to accompany the Circular Economy Package (CEP), the...... Read more

  • Alexis Van Maercke to lead APEAL as Secretary General

    Alexis Van Maercke has been appointed as Secretary General effective today, 17th November. Before joining APEAL, he was policy officer at the European Commission, Directorate General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Prior to this he spent five years in the European Parliament as political...... Read more

  • NEW ANIMATION TO INCREASE AWARNESS OF STEEL FOR PACKAGING AS THE MODEL MATERIAL FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

    APEAL has launched a new video animation highlighting the unique benefits of steel as the ideal packaging material for a circular economy. The animation forms part of APEAL’s overall aim to increase understanding of how the inherent properties of steel already meet the requirements of...... Read more

  • STEEL CANS HAVE REDUCED THEIR CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT BY ALMOST ONE THIRD SINCE 2000

    APEAL, the Association of Producers of Steel for Packaging, has confirmed that the impact on climate change of the average unit of steel packaging was reduced by 32% during 2000 – 2013. A recent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of cans, conducted by Empac, European Metal...... Read more

  • APEAL to address international tinplate community at ITRI 2016 conference

    Stéphane Tondo, APEAL President, will present steel for packaging as the model for a circular economy at the ITRI 2016 conference in London later this week. Mr Tondo, Chief Marketing Officer for the Packaging and Energy segments at ArcelorMittal Europe took  over the role of president 1st October 2016. He was elected...... Read more

  • APEAL joins sustainability conference in Slovakia, 13th September

    Stéphane Tondo, APEAL Board member and President designate, will represent APEAL at the “Sustainable Industry in the Context of Circular Economy”conference in Kosice this 13th September, organised by the Employers’ Group of the European Economic and Social Committee and the Slovakian National Union of Employers....... Read more

  • All-time high for steel packaging recycling in Europe

    Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has reached a new all-time high of 76 per cent, announces APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging. This record rate, which represents data from 2014, confirms steel as Europe’s most recycled packaging material for the...... Read more

  • Double digital success for APEAL!

    APEAL is celebrating the success of both its website and its latest social media campaign. The APEAL website won the award for best association website at the International and European Association Awards in Berlin, seeing off competition from a wide range of entrants. In a...... Read more

  • Celebrating 30 years of APEAL

    Two exciting new projects have been launched to mark 30 years of APEAL as the reference for steel for packaging. The first, a social media campaign “30 years – 30 facts about steel” is a light, bite sized project which will see APEAL publish a...... Read more