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Mueller joins Crown’s board

Crown Holdings has announced that Josef Mueller has been elected to the company’s board of directors. The board now has 12 members. Mueller has spent his entire 35-year career with Nestlé for which he most recently served as chairman and CEO of the company’s Greater China Region until his retirement in 2007.

Green politician visits Ball’s Hassloch plant

The chairman of the German Green Party was recently shown the latest can making innovations and technologies during a tour of Ball Packaging Europe’s Hassloch plant. Cem Özdemir was shown the German plant’s digital printing line for beverage cans which features a globally unique technology brought to market by Ball Packaging after extensive research and development.

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Heristo’s products enhanced by Crown’s easy-open ends

One of the leading food canners and private label suppliers in Germany has teamed up with Crown Food Europe to incorporate Easylift easy-open ends on its products. Heristo is promoting convenience for its products by incorporating the easy-open ends on its Buss range of ready meals and soup and its Saturn pet food products.

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Can industry raises money for charity

A number of US can plants helped collect and recycle approximately 140 million aluminium beverage cans and subsequently raised more than $150,000 (€108,700) for charities across the country. Organised by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), the America Recycles Day Challenge, took place over 76 days and involved can companies and aluminium suppliers.

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Export award goes to Hindustan Tin Works

The Institute of Marketing and Management (IMM) has crowned one of India’s leading can makers as top exporter at the 38th World Marketing Congress. Hindustan Tin Works Ltd (HTWL) is one of the largest exporters of metal cans, printed sheets, components and flattened cans.

Ball to build third beverage can plant in Brazil

Latapack-Ball has announced plans to build a third beverage can making plant in Brazil. Ball Corporation has revealed that Latapack-Ball Embalagens, the company’s majority-owned beverage can joint venture in Brazil, plans to build a new facility in Alagoinhas, in the Brazilian state of Bahia.