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Ball to build can plant in Vietnam

Ball has entered into an agreement with its joint venture partner Thai Beverage Can Limited to build a beverage can manufacturing plant in Vietnam. The plant will be located in the Tan Uyen district in Binh Duong province. Ball will hold an approximately 50 percent economic interest in the joint venture facility, which is expected to begin production in the first half of 2012.

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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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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A chain reaction?

In one of my previous blog entries I talked about Brazil being a buzzword in the metal packaging world. At the time Rexam had announced plans to increase its capacity in Brazil by a further 1.7 billion cans. Since that announcement, and over the last few days, both Ball and Crown have released details of […]

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.

Acquisitions everywhere

Ardagh Glass Group recently completed the acquisition of global metal packaging group Impress Coöperatieve U.A. for €1.7 billion ($2.2bn). The enlarged organisation will be known as Ardagh Group after both the European and US regulatory authorities approved the deal. The group will employ approximately 14,000 people and have annual revenues of over €3 billion ($4bn). […]

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Ball to buy Aerocan

Ball Corporation has agreed to acquire Aerocan – a manufacturer of aluminium aerosol cans, bottles and slugs – in a €221 million ($292m) deal which includes debt and other liabilities. The US can making company has signed a definitive agreement with Barclays Private Equity to acquire Aerocan, with the acquisition expected to close during the first quarter of 2011.

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