Sandwich in a can goes on sale

Candwich, a sandwich in a can, is now available to buy in the US and online. The product was invented in the US by Markonefoods and has a shelf life of a year.

New sales chief for Ball Packaging Europe

Thomas Haensch has been announced as the new vice president of sales and marketing at Ball Packaging Europe. His predecessor Rob Miles was appointed vice president of sales for North American beverage packaging at the start of this year.

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.


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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Amcor launches new aluminium bowls

Amcor has launched a new range of aluminium bowls under the trade name Canny. With its easy peelable membrane, Canny really makes opening child’s play, and young and old alike will enjoy the convenience of a soft and spillage-free opening.

Metpack 2011 gets underway

Frank Thorwirth, chairman and CEO of Messe Essen, described Metpack 2011 as a “jewel in its crown” as the world’s largest metal packaging trade fair got underway today (Tuesday 10 May).