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Lightweight metal crowns help brewer make savings

SABMiller has announced that its Peruvian subsidiary, Backus, has developed a new lightweight metal crown for beer bottles that could save the brewer US$12.6 million every year. In cooperation with Packaging Products Peru, Backus has developed a new, low-gauge bottle crown that will significantly reduce the amount of steel used in production and have a positive impact on the group’s raw material costs and CO2 emissions.

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Rexam suppliers continue to invest in wine in cans

Rexam Beverage Can Europe has worked with one of its filling partners, DIS, to install new equipment that will allow the company to fill wine in cans. This installation will allow a smoother and more precise filling technique, and will ensure that cans filled with wine under the Wild Pelican brand, are 100% perfect when landing on the retailers’ shelves for consumers’ enjoyment.

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Campbell’s Soup appoints new CEO

Food and drinks giant Campbell Soup has appointed Denise Morrison as its new president and chief executive officer. She will take over from Douglas Conant on August 1. Conant will step down after more than a decade in the role. He will also leave Campbell’s board of directors.

Silgan loses out in bid to buy company

Can maker Silgan has lost out in its bid to buy Graham Packaging after New Zealand’s Reynolds Group bettered its offer. Earlier this month, Graham informed Silgan that it had “received an unsolicited proposal from a private non-investment grade company to acquire all of the shares of Graham Packaging for $25 per share in cash”.

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Rexam helps bring beauty product to the market

Rexam has teamed up with beauty drink producer Sunlover to bring the company’s skin and tan enhancing beauty drink to market. The new beauty drink has been designed to improve the quality and life of the consumer’s skin and tan, helping to give consumers a healthy looking complexion after consumption.

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