Valspar chameleon in charity can artwork

Valspar, a global supplier of coatings for light metal packaging, unveiled 6,600 cans of tuna that became the building blocks for a mammoth sculpture depicting Val, Valspar’s chameleon mascot onsite at the Valspar Championship on 12 March this year. Four members of Canstruction, a global charity whose mission is to feed and inspire the world one can […]


Stiff competition

When BAA, the British Airports Authority, was deemed to have a monopoly on the UKs airports the Competition Commission stepped in, conducted a full review of the situation, and then promptly ordered it to sell off three facilities to rival companies – two of which were in the London area. If you translate the information […]

Rexam invests in Panama

Rexam, has announced that it has completed an investment in Envases Del Istmo SA (Endelis), a single line beverage can plant in Colón, Panama. Their investment partner is Envases Universales de Mexico (EUM). Long term supply agreements have been secured with SABMiller and Florida Ice & Farm Company SA (FIFCO), whose affiliates previously owned the […]

Rexam Q3 statement

Rexam has issued its interim management statement for the period from 1 July 2014. Highlights from the statement include: • Results for the group are in line with plans and its financial position is unchanged from that at 30 June 2014 • Overall global beverage can volumes were up 4% for the period • Volumes […]


Novelis opens recycling centre

Novelis, an aluminium rolling and recycling specialist, has opened a new aluminium recycling centre next to its rolling in Nachterstedt, Germany. The €200 million recycling centre will process up to 400,000 metric tons of aluminium scrap annually, turning it back into high-value aluminum ingots to feed the company’s European manufacturing network. “The Nachterstedt Recycling Center […]

Ghost Ship is UK’s ‘best independent canned beer’

Adnams Ghost Ship by Adnams was awarded the title ‘best independent beer in a can’ at the Indie Beer Can Festival this month. It is a citrusy Pale Ale brewed using Citra hops. The judging team praised its luscious notes of tropical fruit, beautifully balanced malts, and sparkling amber appearance. Emma Hibbert, marketing director at […]

Ball recognised by DJSI

For the second consecutive year, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America (DJSI NA) have listed Ball Corporation as an industry leader in sustainability. Ball took the top spot in the Containers and Packaging category and remains the only company in its sector to be featured in both […]

Shirley Temple Soda Pop Company selects Crown cans

The Shirley Temple Soda Pop Company has partnered Crown Beverage Packing North America to reintroduce Hollywood’s Original Shirley Temple Soda Pop to the retail market in 12oz beverage cans. “It was extremely important that the vivid design and signature colors be reproduced crisply and cleanly,” said Chet Prater, president of the company. “Crown’s team was […]

Rexam releases half year results

Rexam has announced that its half year results are in line with its strategy and expectations. Beverage can volumes have risen by 4% but underlying profit was slightly down from the same period last year due to foreign exchange translation and metal premium costs. Graham Chipchase, Rexam’s chief executive, said: “Results for the half year […]

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Ball Q2 results strong

Ball Corporation has today reported second quarter net earnings attributable to the corporation of $153.1 million. “Our improved second quarter results were due to improving demand for beverage cans, excellent performance in our global beverage operations and solid program execution in our aerospace business,” said John A. Hayes, chairman, president and chief executive officer. Stronger […]

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Q Drinks selects Rexam cans

Q Drinks has selected Rexam 12 oz Sleek cans for its carbonated drinks range. Q Tonic, Q Ginger, Q Kola, Q Club, Q Lemon, Q Grapefruit and Q Orange are made with the finest ingredients including organic agave, quinine from the slopes of the Peruvian Andes, ginger from the fields of Southeast Asia and salt […]

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