Can & end making

 

Interactive cans from Coca-Cola

Ball Packaging Europe and Coca-Cola have joined forces in an effort to carve out a place for the beverage can as a versatile accessory for young people in Germany. The 25cl sleek cans create a mobile link between music and refreshment.

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Improved recycling rates in Europe

Apeal (the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging) has revealed that the recycling rate in Europe for steel food and beverage cans has risen again. Figures revealed at packaging show Interpack demonstrate how recycling rates of steel packaging for Europe in 2009 increased by two per cent to reach more than 72 per cent.

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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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