MUHR-TinKart awarded with the German Packaging Award 2023!

The new tinplate cartridge developed by Muhr & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG in collaboration with Sika Deutschland GmbH has been awarded the German Packaging Award 2023 in the category Sustainability!

MUHR-TinKart awarded with the German Packaging Award 2023!

The award-winning new concept allows a material substitution for the cartridges used millions of times in the professional and DIY sector. Instead of plastic or aluminum, tinplate is used so that a recycling rate of up to 100% can be achieved when disposed of properly. By contrast, the cartridges commonly used to date can be recycled only to a limited extent, especially if they contain product adhesions.

Recycling rates for tinplate show that this is feasible: 85.5 % of packaging is recycled in Europe, in Germany it is even more than 90 %!


MUHR-TinKart can be used both by the filler in the existing filling and labeling equipment and by the user in the standard discharge equipment without any problems.
Identical dimensions and the use of a plastic threaded insert for standard discharge nozzles ensure identical opening and using of the cartridge.

In terms of raw material, a better CO2-balance is achieved by using bluemint® steel by thyssenkrupp Rasselstein GmbH, with CO2-emissions reduced up to 69% compared with conventional steel production.

In the field of chemical-technical tinplate containers, too, Muhr & Söhne, in cooperation with Sika Deutschland GmbH and thyssenkrupp Rasselstein GmbH, already relies on the use of CO2-reduced bluemint® recycled packaging steel. (More information.)


The German Packaging Award (founded in 1963 and under the responsibility of the German Packaging Institute e. V. since 1996) today is the most prestigious and largest showcase for packaging in Europe. (More information.)

About Muhr & Söhne:

Muhr & Söhne GmbH & Co.KG specializes in hazardous goods packaging made of steelplate and tinplate. With a floor space of more than 50,000 m² and more than 20 production lines, we produce packaging in 12 different nominal diameters for volumes ranging from 1 to 250 liters and employ around 240 staff at three production sites in Attendorn (North Rhine-Westphalia) and Ohrdruf (Thuringia).
We hold numerous approvals for the transport of solid and liquid hazardous materials by land, air or sea for all modes of transport.

With MUHR closing technology and our modularly designed closing machines, cans, pails, hobbocks or drums made of tinplate and steelplate with volumes of 1 to 110 liters and diameters of 160 to 450 mm can be closed better, faster and tighter.

Muhr is committed to reducing its carbon footprint throughout the supply chain. Part of this strategy is the expansion of the range of sustainable and high-performance steelplate and tinplate containers as well as innovative approaches to solutions such as MUHR-TinKart.

The core of Muhr & Söhne lies in our convincing business philosophy. Our flat organizational structure enables quick decisions. We stand for continuity, credibility and reliability, complemented by our entrepreneurial vision and innovative strength. Our quality management system, recognized in accordance with BAM-GGR 001 and certified in compliance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015, vouches for outstanding quality.


About Sika:

Sika is a specialty chemicals company, leading in the development and production of systems and products for adhesives, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting for construction and automotive industries. Sika has a global presence with subsidiaries in 101 countries and production in over 300 factories. Its more than 27,500 employees generated annual sales of CHF 10.49 billion in 2022.

In Germany, Sika is represented by Sika Deutschland GmbH and nearly 1,500 employees. Sika Deutschland GmbH has also made it its mission to demonstrate ways and solutions that enable sustainable construction - in terms of water management, energy saving and climate protection. Sika Deutschland GmbH has been a member of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) since 2010.