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News Packaging 21 January 2016

125 cc slip-lid (CC) cans for Shea butter balm

couvercle coiffanteWith its slip lid, easy to remove and replace, the “CC” can produced by Tournaire’s Packaging Division allows frequent use of the product, with long conservation guaranteed by the aluminum.

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.

                                                                                                                                               

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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

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