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Dulux to introduce products in plastic cans from RPC

UK-based paint company, Dulux will introduce its products in a new plastic can made from 25% recycled post-consumer waste content, from RPC Containers Oakham.

Injection moulded polypropylene cans are being introduced in 2.5l and 5l sizes for the water-based emulsion range, produced by AkzoNobel Decorative Paints.

The lightweight containers come in a charcoal-black colour, which replaces the previous white can and creates a vivid contrast between the container and the paint.

RPC injection moulding technical manager Brian Edwards said 25% is currently the maximum that can be used without compromising the integrity of the container.

The post-consumer waste used in the cans is supplied by the UK’s polymer recycler, Regain, and is sourced from domestic and overseas consumer markets.

RPC said the company has recently invested at its Oakham factory to buy new equipment developed specifically to handle self-adhesive labels like those used by Dulux Silk and Matt Colours.