South African metal packaging industry poised for growth
At the Australian Institute of Packaging’s (AIP) recent biennial National Conference held in Queensland, chief executive officer of MetPac-SA Kishan Singh delivered a speech on South Africa’s thriving metal packaging industry.
Sun Chemical forms commercial alliance with Sapici
Sun Chemical has formed a commercial alliance with Sapici S.p.A. to market Sapici’s lamination adhesives portfolio under the Sun Chemical commercial brand name.
AkzoNobel completes acquisition of BASF’s industrial coatings business
AkzoNobel has finalised the acquisition of BASF’s global Industrial Coatings business, which supplies a range of products for industries including construction, domestic appliances, wind energy and commercial transport.
BAMA strengthens links with South Africa
BAMA has entered into a reciprocal agreement with the AMA, the equivalent membership organisation for South Africa.
Anheuser-Busch increases offer for SABMiller
Anheuser-Busch InBev has increased its cash offer for SABMiller to $58.98 per share.
Competition Commission recommends merger
SABMiller has been informed by Anheuser-Busch that the Competition Commission of South Africa has completed its investigation and recommended to the Competition Tribunal that Anheuser-Busch’s proposed combination with SABMiller be approved with conditions.
GZI terminate agreement with Frigoglass
GZI reports that Frigoglass has announced the termination of the agreement with GZI signed on 21 May, 2015 regarding the divestment of its glass business.
AkzoNobel acquires Basf
AkzoNobel has made an agreed offer to acquire BASF’s Industrial Coatings business for €475 million.
GZI recruits Jennings as chairman
GZ Industries (GZI) has announced the appointment of Simon Jennings as board chairman.
Nampak acquires beverage can operation in Nigeria
Nampak has announced that it is to acquire Alucan Packaging, a beverage can manufacturer based in Nigeria. Nampak has also been granted an option to acquire a leading rigid plastics company in Nigeria. The total investment is $301m ($186m), which will be funded through available cash resources and existing debt facilities. The Alucan factory is […]
South Africa converts to aluminium cans
Between 100-200 million South African Rand (£6.1m-£12.2m) a year will flow into the scrap metals and recycling industry as a result of the conversion from tin-plated steel cans to aluminium cans, providing an additional 2,000-3,000 people a source of income from collecting and selling used cans, estimates South Africa’s sole beverage can manufacturer Nampak Bevcan. […]
Out of Africa
Managing director of Nampak Bevcan, Erik Smuts, tells CanTech International the company started up its new high speed aluminium can line at the beginning of May and plans to increase the operational speed to full production capacity in the third quarter of this year.
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 […]
Angolan can market boosts Nampak
South African based packaging company Nampak has revealed strong beverage can demand from Angola in particular has boosted profits on the continent. However, the key South African market proved tougher for Nampak with the company reporting “a marked downturn” in consumer spending in the second quarter resulting in reduced demand for most types of packaging. […]