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Rexam joins Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Rexam has been selected to join the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI). Members of the DJSI represent leading sustainability companies around the world and Rexam is one of an exclusive group of five companies within the containers and packaging sector chosen for the 2013 Index. This follows Rexam’s recent ‘gold’ rating by Ecovadis, a system […]

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Aluminium awards honour Novelis

Novelis has been named Aluminium Fabricator of the Year, and its Yeongju, South Korea, Recycling Centre was the Best Brownfield Technology Project winner at the Global Awards for Aluminium Excellence. The Yeongju Recycling Centre is the largest aluminum beverage can recycling facility in Asia. It uses state-of-the-art recycling technology, including a de-coater that increases the […]


Sheet-fed press collaboration

Hebenstreit Metal Decorating GmbH and Manroland Sheetfed GmbH have agreed on a strategic co-operation to provide high-end sheet-fed offset presses to the metal packaging market. Manroland will support Hebenstreit with printing technology as well as manufacturing, R&D and service support on a worldwide basis. Hebenstreit engineers and markets a complete range of metal printing solutions […]

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Carton sustainability marches on

Can makers are going to have to keep on their toes over the next few months as rival packaging mounts more of a recycling drive. It was a surprise to me that the UK, until last week, had no recycling facilities for cartons at all. They were all shipped abroad to be recycled instead. That […]


Olive oil demand boosts aerosols

The popularity of the Mediterranean diet combined with consumers seeking convenience is driving growth in aerosol-based foods, according to the Lindal Group. “Already, major brands such as Bertolli have successfully created aerosol olive oils using our Cozy model, plus oil insert,” said Philip Brand, global marketing director for Lindal Group. “Bertolli launched a three-SKU line […]

Crown launches new sleek 425ml in Brazil

Crown’s Brazilian arm is to introduce a 425ml sleek can to the country. Crown Embalagens Metálicas da Amazônia SA, a subsidiary of Crown Holdings claims the new can gives the company the largest portfolio of beverage packaging available in Brazil. “Beverage brands continue to build their share of the flourishing Brazil market by frequently introducing […]

Cans for summer brew

An Australian craft brewer is to unveil a canned version of its summer beer for the first time this Friday (13 September). Mountain Goat has said it is due to unveil its new Summer Ale in 375ml cans in time for this weekend. The beer is brewed using wheat malt and un-malted wheat, which are […]

Hot sodas planned for Japan

Hot sodas are on the radar for at least two fillers in Japan this winter. Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. and Kirin Beverage Co. have both revealed plans to release hot canned drinks in time for Japan’s winter season. The drinks will be fizzy and non-alcoholic and are aimed at boosting sales during the colder months when […]

Canned food for film tickets hits 20 year mark

A New Zealand initiative aimed at providing canned food for the needy has marked 20 years of operation. The Wattie’s Cans Film Festival 2013, which runs across the country, helps people in need by collecting much needed cans of food for The Salvation Army food banks across the nation. Throughout those years people have supported […]


Heinz PR blitz ahead of job cuts

Three press releases in almost as many days have been released by canned beans and soups giant Heinz. All the releases show the new canned soups the company is bringing out on to the UK market. They all look delicious and it is always good to see more food cans being released. But if you […]

Drink packaging is ‘responsible’

An independent audit has shown show the vast majority of alcohol products sold in Britain conform to responsibility standards established by a watchdog. The Portman Group was established in 1989 by the UK’s leading alcohol producers to promote responsible drinking. As part of its ongoing compliance work, the group appointed independent consultants, Campden BRI, to […]


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