Congratulations to Kier Environmental Services, Taunton on being awarded Novelis’ Quality Award certificate. The award has been given in recognition of the marked improvement in the quality of aluminium cans supplied.

Pictured here with Keith Guest (Leader Scrap Procurement UK UBC, Novelis) is Keir’s Taunton yard team which has been successful in helping to eliminate contaminants and achieve Novelis’ quality specification.

Can sheet is produced to exacting standards. Over recent years manufacturers have reduced the thickness of can sheet, allowing more cans to be produced from the same quantity of sheet. To achieve this, can sheet must be produced to much tighter tolerances.

Contamination can be prevented by staff being more aware of the potential problems and understanding the need to be vigilant in terms of materials handling and processing.

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