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APEAL delivers full transparency on the sustainability of tinplate packaging

Published 25 November 2015

APEAL has confirmed that its latest tinplate Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data is International Life Cycle Database (ILCD) compliant and now accessible.

The latest study from APEAL, conducted in 2014, evaluates the European production of tinplate in a cradle to gate analysis and is composed of data from 2012-2013. All production steps from the extraction of raw materials to manufacturing of the coil were taken into account.

Inclusion of the dataset on the ILCD, the International Platform in Life Cycle Assessment launched by the European Commission in 2014, confirms APEAL's data as the European reference dataset for tinplate and the only one to be used for relevant and up to date studies.

The study was undertaken in accordance with the international standards for life cycle assessment ISO 14040/44 and the Worldsteel LCA methodology. The data is intended for use by all customers and scientific bodies as the reference dataset for tinplate packaging steel in Europe.

Source: Company Press Release