Crown opens new plant in China

Crown Holdings, a leading supplier of metal packaging products worldwide, has officially opened a new beverage can plant in Hangzhou, China.

Aerofoil achieves recycling targets

The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) has revealed that more than 5.8 million households are benefiting from better recycling services as a direct result of its Aerofoil programme.

Rexam invests in Nordic market

Rexam has announced plans to build a new beverage can plant in Finland.
The plant will be located in Mantsala in southwest Finland some 60km north of Helsinki.

Can sales increase in Europe

Beverage can sales increased by 6% in Europe during the first half of 2011 compared with the same period of 2010, according to industry association Beverage Can Makers Europe. Soft drinks were the main benefactors of the good weather conditions with a healthy increase in sales of 8% on the comparable period in the first half of 2010.

Sourisseau to lead Crown’s European cans and closures business

Didier Sourisseau has been appointed senior vice president of Crown Food Europe – cans and closures. Sourisseau, who previously served as vice president of Crown’s worldwide speciality packaging business unit, is aiming to drive the growth of the company’s food and closures businesses in Europe.

Consumer packaging report from Rexam

Can maker Rexam has released the 2011/2012 edition of its consumer packaging report, the fifth of its kind over the last eight years. Under the title ‘Packaging Unwrapped’, this year’s edition looks at the global trends in consumer packaging, statistical market data drawn from a number of sources including Rexam’s own business intelligence, and the key growth drivers in mature and developing markets around the world

Brasilata launches steel pail for plaster

Can making company Brasilata has launched a recyclable steel pail which can be used as a container for plaster. According to Brasilata, a good portion of the plaster market has been looking for lower cost packaging alternatives, especially to meet the lower income market needs.

Rugby World Cup cans from Heineken

Heineken has launched special-edition cans for the Rugby World Cup after teaming up with Paris design agency Raison Pure. The range of rugby-related designs has been produced by the agency to coincide with the Rugby World Cup, which started earlier this month in New Zealand.