MP visits British can making plant

British Member of Parliament Mark Lancaster recently visited Rexam Beverage Can’s Milton Keynes plant to gain an insight into can making first hand. The plant visit allowed Mr Lancaster, who is the MP for Milton Keynes North, the opportunity to gain a better understanding of both the workings of the plant itself and Rexam as a company.

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Novelis reports strong results

Novelis, the world’s leading producer of aluminium rolled products, has reported strong results in the quarter up to the end of June. Higher shipments, conversion premiums and metal prices lifted sales in the quarter, the first of fiscal 2012, to $3.1 billion, up by 23% compared with the same period last year.

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Stay Full soups from Baxters

UK soup company Baxters has launched a new range of ‘Stay Full’ soups in cans. The can labels have been designed by design agency Springetts and feature a white background with images of key ingredients, which the company says helps reinforce the contents of each recipe.

New look for Pepsi Istanbul

Rexam Beverage Can has teamed up with Pepsico Beverages Turkey to design a can for Pepsi Istanbul, a limited edition lemon and mint twist on the classic drink. Hülya Avsar, one of country’s most famous celebrities and spokesperson for local Pepsi campaigns, designed the 33cl cans, produced at Rexam’s Manisa Plant in Turkey.

Budweiser cans get new look

US brewer Anheuser-Busch has revealed a new design which will be seen on cans of Budweiser. The new look can will roll out of US breweries and into the hands of American beer drinkers this summer, before debuting in markets around the world later this year.


Apeal to host summit

Apeal’s Steel for Packaging Summit will take place in Kosice, Slovakia, on September 20th 2011. Apeal (the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging) and US Steel Europe will co-host Steel for Packaging, Green solutions for Central Europe at the US Steel Europe plant in Kosice.