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Supplier excellence recognised by Rexam

Rexam Beverage Can Europe & Asia recently held its annual supplier awards ceremony in the UK. The awards recognised supplier excellence throughout 2010 and took place at Sopwell House in St Albans. More than 100 guests, including 40 suppliers, attended the event.

Cans of Coors Light to feature new cold indicator

Cans and bottles of Coors Light will feature a new design which indicates when the beer reaches the “peak of refreshment”. As part of its upcoming Super Cold Summer, brewer Miller Coors is debuting its latest cold-acticated technology: New Coors Light two-stage super cold activation, which makes it easy to see when the beer goes from cold to super cold.

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Getting out and about

I recently caught up with the deputy secretary general of the International Aluminium Institute (IAI), Chris Bayliss. The institute is the global forum of the world’s aluminium producers and it was interesting to hear about its plans to tell the story of aluminium from primary production all the way through to the can makers and […]

MPE to launch at Interpack 2011

Metal Packaging Europe, a new trade body representing the united interests of producers and suppliers of metal packaging across Europe, will launch at this year’s Interpack, held in Düsseldorf, Germany on 12 – 18 May 2011. MPE brings together metal packaging manufacturers, metal producers and their existing trade associations (APEAL, BCME, EAA, EMPAC) from across […]

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Baosteel to build can plant in Vietnam

Baosteel Group is planning to build its first overseas beverage can plant in Vietnam, according to reports. The Chinese company, which is the world’s second-largest steel maker by output, hopes the steel beverage can plant will help meet the increasing demand from the Southeast Asian market.

Packaging students supported by Crown

Students at a US University who are studying packaging science will benefit from contributions worth $400,000 that will be donated over five years by Crown Holdings. The can maker has become the first corporate ‘partner in packaging,’ a new initiative of the packaging science program at Clemson University.

Heilbronn Group to expand

Germany’s Heilbronn Group has acquired Heilbronn Pressen, a manufacturer of mechanical presses and complete stamping lines for the sheet metal forming industry worldwide. The new company will be integrated into the already existing holding structure and continue to act as a supplier for the general stamping market.

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INX International announces price increase

The rising cost of raw materials has forced INX International Ink Co to announce a price increase effective from April 1, 2011. The company, which is a provider of inks for metal decorating, has cited the unprecedented upward price pressure on raw materials, transportation and the continued instability in the raw material supply chain as the major contributing factors for this new price increase.

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