Can & end making

 

Lieb joins Sandvik

David Lieb has joined Sandvik as business development manager for can tooling. Lieb has 30 years of experience in the can industry giving him extensive knowledge of the can making process, including machinery, tooling, materials and lubrication.

Whisky in a can could be banned in Scotland

A new canned whisky, which is on sale in the Caribbean and South America, has come in for criticism from the Scotch Whisky Association. Panama-based company Scottish Spirits has launched the 33cl aluminium cans, the first time straight whisky has been sold in a can.

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Frauman joins APEAL

Evelyne Frauman has been appointed quality and environment manager 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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Bericap moves into Asia

German beverage closures manufacturer, Bericap, has opened a production facility in Singapore. The plant will provide a direct service to customers in the ASEAN-zone, which was up until now served by a sales office and deliveries from Bericap China and other Bericap facilities.

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Blackstone, Dinamia to buy Spanish can maker Mivisa

US based Blackstone Group is leading a consortium of private equity funds which have agreed to buy Spanish can making company Mivisa. No financial details of the acquisition have been disclosed but Dinamia said that as part of the agreement it will pay up to €9.5 million ($12.58m) for a maximum five per cent stake in Mivisa’s parent Sofamen XXI, Reuters reported.

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This is metal

This year will be an important one for the metal packaging industry. Metpack 2011 will see suppliers and can makers come together under one roof at the industry’s biggest event. Companies will spend thousands to ensure that they have the biggest and best stands at Messe Essen in Germany. This event only comes around once […]