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RPC develops plastic can from recycled waste

UK-based RPC Containers have developed a plastic can from one-quarter recycled material for paint maker Dulux.

The new can will allow the paint company to market its Dulux Matt and Silk Colours in cans boasting 25% recycled post-consumer waste content.

RPC said that injection moulded polypropylene cans are being introduced in 2.5 litre and 5 litre sizes for the water-based emulsion range, produced by AkzoNobel Decorative Paints.

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

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