Tinplate printing plant opened by Baosteel

Baosteel Packaging Company has officially opened a tinplate printing plant in South China.

Foshan Tinplate Printing Company is located in the southern Guangdong province and was opened at the end of last year.

Baosteel Packaging Company now has three tinplate printing plants in Shanghai, Beijing and Foshan with an annual capacity of 100 million sheets and 130,000 tonnes, making it the largest specialised tinplate printing company in China.

According to a statement on the company’s website, South China accounts for 50% of the country’s demand for packaging tinplate and is the company’s largest regional market.

“To satisfy the needs of the rapid developments of Baosteel’s downstream tinplate users, Baosteel Packaging Company decided to further strengthen the cooperation with ORG Packaging at the end of 2009, and set up Foshan Tinplate Printing Company in Guangdong to provide a professional service for the end users in South China such as Red bull,” the company said in a press release.

Construction started in March 2011 and the plant was put into trial production in August before reaching its monthly targeted output in October.

The Foshan plant features a six-colour metal decorating line and three coating lines. The plant’s annual capacity is 32,100 tonnes. By the end of November 2011, Foshan Tinplate Printing Company had supplied 8,000 tonnes of colour printed coats to ORG and Want Want Group, effectively satisfying the customer’s demands, Baosteel said.

In the opening ceremony, Baosteel Packaging Company signed a new strategic cooperation agreement with ORG. The tinplate printing business unit of Baosteel Metal will commit itself to developments in the tinplate printing field, and provide professional services of shearing, printing and coating, logistics and distribution to three-piece can making enterprises.

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