Baosteel and CPMC join forces

Chinese can maker Baosteel has signed an agreement with CPMC Holdings that will see both companies work on new product development for steel packaging.

Baosteel and CPMC have entered into a technical cooperation agreement and recently set up a joint laboratory for packaging steel.

At present CPMC is one of the leading integrated metal packaging companies in China. It has a plant in Hangzhou as well as other professional production bases. CPMC has 11 modern printing lines, coating production, 12 can production lines and three plastic production lines. The company is a strategy user for Baosteel tin products.

Since last year, under the lead of Baosteel’s product and development department, both companies have been promoting product quality improvement of steel for packaging. Both Baosteel and CPMC have made progress on the joint development and application of milk cans and other products in the way of technology project cooperation. This year, Baosteel launched the comprehensive technology cooperation with CPMC, and determined 11 technology cooperation programs such as application of iron-chromium-free passivation tin for milk powder, and research on corrosion resistance of tinplate.

During the next stage, Baosteel and CPMC will further consolidate and enhance their leading positions in the industry to achieve “strategic cooperation, mutual benefit and win-win” goal by comprehensive technology cooperation through the improvement of metal material performance, the joint development on detection and application technology, co-establishment of “packaging steel research and application team,” and the research integrated solution on material application.

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