Ringo-ing the Changes

19/05/2009 Return to news archive

Approximately 15 million metal, 2.5 litre paint tins are sold in the UK each year. Manufacturing these tins requires thousands of tonnes of steel but now Impress UK have redesigned the metal paint can, with the potential of saving 400 tonnes of steel per year! 

"The patented design has seen the sunken lip into which the lid fits... (on normal cans) ...Instead the lid fits directly on to the top of the can, avoiding people damaging the can when they open it, making is easier to close and reducing the metal content by 10%."

So far only Fired Earth's new range of National Trust based paints will be packaged in the Ringo tins, but it is hoped that other paint manufacturers who already use metal cans will start using the Ringo too.

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