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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 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 […]

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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One trillion served

Jack Knight recently took up the challenge to see how many items were printed on metal worldwide.

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 […]