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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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November/December 2010

Regulars: Equipment News: The latest machinery and equipment for the can line New Products: New cans and ends in the market place Candid: Jay Gouliard, vice president of global packaging, Unilever Features: Asia CanTech 2010 Review: Speakers at Asia CanTech 2010 agreed that metal packaging will be around for many years to come. Alec Peachey […]