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Life Down Under

As we approach the first anniversary of the Ardagh sale of their Australasian entities to Shanghai Yuanlong Investment Co. Ltd, Jamestrong’s managing director, John Bigley, reflects on some of the challenges in the Australasian market.

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Ardagh reopens production facility

This month Ardagh reopened its production facility in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, which has been upgraded for the nutrition industry. The new plant was officially opened in a special ceremony in the presence of Henk Deinum, Alderman for Economic and Regional Development Leeuwarden and the town’s Deputy Mayor. Ewoud Vriens, commercial director of Ardagh’s Nutrition sector […]

100 years of the Coca-Cola contour bottle

This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the iconic Coca-Cola contour bottle. To celebrate this milestone the company has turned to Ardagh Group to manufacture a limited edition 25cl aluminium bottle. The original contour shape, designed by the Root Glass Company of Terre Haute, Indiana, won approval from Coca Cola in 1915. Since the […]

An alternative waste water treatment for Ardagh

Discharging polluted water onto open water in the Netherlands is subject to strict rules and it is very costly. The various regional Water Board Authorities carefully guard over any violation and fines are high. Therefore it pays out to get your act together on your own production site. Facilities manager at the Ardagh plant in […]

King Oscar selects Ardagh’s Easy Peel can

The Norwegian seafood firm King Oscar has added an advanced opening solution produced by Ardagh Group to its mackerel cans. Ardagh’s Easy Peel aluminium can end comprises a metal ring on which an aluminum foil is heat sealed. The consumer has a safer and quicker means of opening the can, with a drastically reduced risk […]

Canned seafood brands driving innovation

When it comes to appreciating the qualities of traditional foods, nothing unites the continent of Europe with the vast plains of the United States and the great sweep of Asian landscapes more than their mutual and abiding fondness for tuna. And a significant part of that mutual appreciation is the overwhelming packaging choice delivering tuna […]

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Indian can maker wins Asia CanTech Supreme Award

An Indian can maker has won the Supreme Award at Asia CanTech 2013. Easy Pack of India took the award for its Speciality can that uses reverse seaming technology. Held last week in Surabaya, Indonesia, the awards honoured innovations in the Asian can making industry at a prestigious gala dinner. Here is a round-up of […]

Recognising the best in metal

In the October issue of CanTech International, we featured an in-depth look at the ‘next generation food can’ produced by Ardagh in conjunction with vegetable canner Bonduelle. Since going to print at the start of last month, word has reached us that the can has now been formally recognised for its unique properties, and has […]