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Novelis to sell foil business and focus on beverage cans

Aluminium rolling and recycling specialist Novelis has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its North American consumer foil products business to Reynolds Consumer Products. The transaction includes foil manufacturing plants in Toronto, ON, and Vancouver, BC, in addition to sales offices and distribution facilities located in Montreal, QC, Mississauga, […]

American Can RoundUp winner announced

The Great American Can RoundUp Industry Challenge, sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), has declared Rexam Beverage Can North America as the 2012-2013 competition winner. This year, the aluminium can industry collected and recycled 178,000 pounds of beverage cans, raising more than $133,600 (£83,000) for local charities across the United States. Rexam’s North American […]

Rexam issues interim management statement

Rexam, the global consumer packaging company, has issued its interim management statement for the period from 1 July 2013. The company states that results for the group are in line with its expectations, and that its financial position is unchanged from that at 30 June 2013. Overall global volumes in beverage cans were up 3% […]

The growing aerosol agenda

In last month’s issue, we featured an in-depth analysis of the growing aerosol trend, and since going to press, we have been deluged with more positive stories that point towards its rise in prominence. Celebrating a wide array of newly designed aerosols, Aerobal recently held its annual World Aluminium Aerosol Can Awards, which CanTech International […]

Online design portal and can catalogue launched

Rexam, one of the leading global beverage can makers, has launched an online design portal that aims to support its customers in obtaining the best printed design for their cans. The recently launched portal is accompanied by a new Global Can Catalogue that provides customers with an overview of Rexam’s extensive range of cans, Fusion […]

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Dagger Falls goes pink with cans for cancer awareness

Idaho-based Sockeye Brewing has partnered with Crown Beverage Packaging North America to launch its flagship Dagger Falls IPA brand in limited-edition pink cans. The concept is to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place every October. Discussions of the project began in May of this year, with Crown laying the groundwork over the summer […]

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Amcor bev can and glass business to split

Australia’s Amcor plans to list its glass and beverage can business so it can focus on its core global business of plastics packaging. In a statement, releases earlier this month, the company said the move would happen in for December, creating a business worth around $1.8 billion. Amcor and AAPD (Australasia and Packaging Distribution) are […]

Novelis opens South American plant

A leading rolled aluminium company has opened a new plant and the continent’s largest recycling centre. Novelis has recently announced the opening of its expanded aluminium rolling operations in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The expansion increases production capacity at the plant by more than 50% to greater than 600,000 metric tons of aluminium sheet per year. […]

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Rexam boss named to museum’s board

Rexam president and chief executive Rich Grimley has been named to the board of a world-renowned museum. The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), in Chicago, US, is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Grimley was raised in the Chicago suburbs and is a 1980 graduate of the University of Iowa, he also […]

“Challenging” first half for Rexam

Can maker Rexam revealed global sales grew by 1% for the five months to the end of May compared with the same period in 2012. However, overall operating performance in the first half of the year will be slightly below that of last year. In 2012 sales from continuing operations for the company were in […]

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Domino results reveal revenue rise

Strong growth in the US and Asian market has offset poorer performing parts of Europe for Domino Printing Sciences. In the company’s 2013 interim results statement, released today (25 June), it was also revealed the business was increasing its research and development (R&D) budget by 25%. Revenue for the firm, which makes printers to stamp […]

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Founders Brewery forced to delay can launch

Founders Brewery has been forced to postpone the launch of its canned seasonal All Day IPA. The brewer, launched in 1997 by co-founders Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers, said a “perfect storm” of events meant it would not be introducing the new package launch of All Day IPA in 12-pack cans in July. The brewer […]

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June 2013

The June issue of CanTech International features an exclusive look at how a British company dealt with water issues around the installation of a brand new can line in sub-Saharan Africa. You can also read about expansion work at Nampak, Africa’s largest packing business and how they’re converting steel lines to aluminium. There is also […]