Crown wins ‘Best in Metal’ 2016 title

Crown has scooped the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association’s (MPMA) ‘Best in Metal’ 2016 award for its range of full aperture cans for Aegir Bryggeri craft beer.

William Boyd

An interview with William Boyd, the new director and chief executive of the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA).

Keynote confirmed for Asia CanTech 2015

John Bigley, managing director at Jamestrong Packaging – Australia and New Zealand, will give a keynote presentation at Asia CanTech 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. He will give a market report on the Australasian marketplace with regard to metal packaging. John, a 30 year veteran of the industry, started out at Metal Box as a service […]

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 […]

‘Next generation food can’ wins award

Ardagh Group has been awarded the MPMA ‘Best in Metal’ Supreme Gold Award 2013 for its innovative, lightweight Nemo can produced for Bonduelle, Europe’s leading canned and frozen vegetable brand. Heralded as the ‘next generation food can’, the Bonduelle Nemo can is the result of ten years’ research and development and combines ‘two-piece’ can production […]

Metal paint cans awarded recycling label

Lobbying by businesses on behalf of the green credentials of metal paint cans has been rewarded with a recycling on pack label. Under new guidelines, after research was backed by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), metal paint cans have been awarded the ‘Widely Recycled at Local Council Recycling Centres’ on pack label. The […]


MPMA and BBC mark 200 years of the can

The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association has joined forces with the BBC to help produce two videos which mark the 200th anniversary of the can this year. Working with Dr Mark Jepson from Loughborough University’s department of materials. How the first tin cans were made recreates the labour intensive manufacture of a single food can. The […]

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