Written on: May 19, 2022 by SprayTM
Switzerland-based Nussbaum Group, manufacturer of aluminum monobloc cans for the global personal care, pharmaceutical, food and technology sectors, has been awarded DIN EN ISO 14021:2016 Type II environmental labeling certification for its two German production sites in Rielasingen and Frankenberg. Nussbaum produces aerosol cans made from 100% post-consumer-recycled aluminum beverage cans that have been returned by consumers to collection points for recycling. The collected material is then pressed, converted into slugs by a local metal processor and processed into aerosol cans by Nussbaum, using the classic impact extrusion process. The resulting Nucan-PCR cans have 96% lower CO2 emissions, compared to
cans made from primary aluminum, the company said.
The certification process was audited by an independent accredited testing institution according to the criteria of ISO14021. Nussbaum stated is the first company in the industry to have its “upcycling concept” certified by DIN EN ISO 14021.
“Comparing different definitions and recycled content is challenging for our customers,” said Florian Nussbaum, CEO & Owner of the Nussbaum Group. “DIN EN ISO 14021 regulates environmental labeling and declarations and thus creates clarity and security.”