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Metpack mania

I have spent a large part of this week sorting things out ahead of Metpack 2011. As the event’s official media partner, CanTech International will provide unrivalled coverage. Our preview issue will focus on new developments in terms of products, services and technology that will be showcased by exhibitors at the event. The show issue […]

Export award goes to Hindustan Tin Works

The Institute of Marketing and Management (IMM) has crowned one of India’s leading can makers as top exporter at the 38th World Marketing Congress. Hindustan Tin Works Ltd (HTWL) is one of the largest exporters of metal cans, printed sheets, components and flattened cans.

A chain reaction?

In one of my previous blog entries I talked about Brazil being a buzzword in the metal packaging world. At the time Rexam had announced plans to increase its capacity in Brazil by a further 1.7 billion cans. Since that announcement, and over the last few days, both Ball and Crown have released details of […]

Ball to build third beverage can plant in Brazil

Latapack-Ball has announced plans to build a third beverage can making plant in Brazil. Ball Corporation has revealed that Latapack-Ball Embalagens, the company’s majority-owned beverage can joint venture in Brazil, plans to build a new facility in Alagoinhas, in the Brazilian state of Bahia.

University students encouraged to recycle

A recycling initiative developed by Every Can Counts is encouraging students to recycle beverage cans at universities – in return for the opportunity to watch films. Known as the Can Film Festival, the initiative has been developed in conjunction with the National Union of Students, and rewards students with the opportunity to watch films, for free, by bringing along empty beverage cans to be recycled.

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Crown to build Brazilian can plant in Belem

Crown Embalagens, a subsidiary of Crown Holdings, has announced that it will build a beverage can plant in Belem, Northern Brazil. The plant will produce two-piece aluminium beverage cans in multiple sizes and is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2012.

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APEAL names new managing director

Philip Buisseret has been appointed managing director for the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL). Apeal is a federation of four multi-national producers of steel for packaging, ArcelorMittal, Tata Steel Packaging, Rasselstein-ThyssenKrupp and US Steel Kosiçe.

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