14.04.2023 (Aluminium Association)
The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart) has approved as a national standard of the Russian Federation the interstate standard GOST 33748-2023 "Deep-drawn aluminium cans with easy-to-open lids. Technical specifications'.
The document, which will be used to replace GOST 33748-2016, which has been in force for seven years, comes into force on 1 August 2023, but packaging companies already have the opportunity to use it.
The adopted GOST 33748-2023 expands the range of standard sizes and other characteristics of cans in accordance with market needs and modern technological capabilities of manufacturing companies. The document also contains changes in the methods of control of adhesion of the paint coating of the inner surface and resistance of the lithographic outer coating to pasteurisation, it specifies the requirements for storage and transportation of packaging products, and increases the warranty storage period from 6 months to 12 months.
In addition, GOST 33748-2023 contains requirements in terms of environmental protection and human health. Thus, it notes that cans and lids do not form toxic compounds and are not harmful to the natural environment and human health during storage, transport and disposal.
The standard was developed by FGBU "Federal Scientific Centre of Food Systems named after V.M. Gorbatov" of the Russian Academy of Sciences within the framework of TC 223 "Packaging". V.M. Gorbatov" of the Russian Academy of Sciences within the framework of TC 223 "Packaging". In preparing the new standard, the results of a public discussion were taken into account, in which experts from TC 415 "Closures" and TC 036 "Specialised Food Products", beverage companies and the Union of Juice, Water and Beverage Producers took part.
"The new standard, developed with the direct participation of the Aluminium Association, reflects the technological innovations available today to manufacturers of aluminium packaging containers on the Russian market," says Natalia Kudenkova, head of the Consumer Goods sector of the Aluminium Association.