Steel protects food by acting as a barrier to keep out light, oxygen and moisture. It preserves the nutritional quality and flavour of the content, for a period unequalled by other types of packaging.
Steel is used in various food sectors:
Steel cans are made of 3 pieces (a welded body and two ends seamed onto the body) or 2 pieces (a drawn can body and one end seamed onto the body).
Steel cans are all available with common opening systems, including easy-open lids, ring pull with peel-off foil and peel-off foil heat-sealed directly onto the can.
For brand differentiation, ArcelorMittal has developed Creasteel®, a new line of steel used in making eye-catching drawn cans.
ArcelorMittal has developed state-of-the-art steels specifically designed to improve the experience of opening easy-open lids. Maleis® steel is recommended for sterilization processes without counter pressure and Creasteel® is the solution recommended for all other types of sterilization.