This type of packaging is one of the oldest in Tournaire’s aluminum range. Slip-lid cans were originally developed for the packaging of perfume concretes, which were melted by heating in a water bath, but their use has now extended to the Beauty and Well-being markets: perfumed ambience candles, massage candles or packaging for skin-care products. The range is available in many sizes, from 125 cc to 12.5 liters, and is thus ideal for a wide variety of applications.
For example, women from Burkina Faso in Africa use Tournaire’s 125 cc slip-lid cans to package Shea butter balm which offers many benefits in skin care: it filters UV rays and helps to heal cracks while also acting as a disinfectant. Vitamin A limits the dehydrating effect on the skin.
Shea, or Vittelaria Paradoxa, is a tree that grows commonly in the wild in Central and West Africa: Bénin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, etc. The shea tree can live for up to 200 years and grow to a height of 50 feet.
It is the seeds contained in the shea nuts that are used commercially.
Burkina exports about 50,000 tons a year. Shea butter is produced from the nuts, generally by cooperatives of African women for whom shea butter is an essential source of income.
The Château-Nako association supports groups of women in Burkina Faso and distributes their products in France.
Association Château-Nako, 300 chemin de Bergier, 06740 Chateauneuf,
Phone: +33 4 93 42 75 72