Study into ‘permanent materials’

According to a study conducted by Swiss consultancy firm Carbotech AG in collaboration with the University of Applied Science Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), aluminium and steel fulfil the criteria for ‘permanent materials’. The study claims that the current approach of classifying materials as renewable or non-renewable is insufficient for the development of good practices in sustainable […]


AEROBAL discusses the rise of the aerosol

As recently reported, Aerosol cans are on the rise. The industry has reported positive results for 2014 and production grew again last year by 4% to 7.6 billion cans. The companies that are members of AEROBAL, the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers, account for about 70% of total production worldwide. Gregor Spengler, secretary […]

EAA pays respects to Dick Dermer

Gerd Götz, EAA director-general, has issued a statement to pay tribute to Dick Dermer, former secretary general of the European Aluminium Association, who passed away on 4 April. Gerd Götz said: “The European Aluminium Association offers its condolences to Dick’s family. He was an inspirational leader for the European Aluminium sector, known for his vision […]

Southbound Brewing Company chooses evercan

The Southbound Brewing Company in Georgia, US, has selected cans made from Novelis’ evercan high-recycled content aluminium can sheet. “We founded Southbound to bring the innovation and excitement of the American craft beer revolution to Savannah and the Southeast,” says Carly Wiggins, director, marketing and sales, Southbound Brewing Company and Membership Chair of the Georgia […]


Novelis launches evercycle

Novelis has announced the first product in a new portfolio of certified high-recycled content aluminium for speciality applications called evercycle. This new material will apparently enable customers to produce infinitely recyclable products with a lower carbon footprint. The first product in the portfolio is designed for aluminium food containers. Certified by SCS Global Services to […]

Under attack!

The editor of a sister publication of ours, Food & Drink Technology, recently attended a conference, at which a presentation was given on the likelihood of the cardboard carton eventually taking over the role of the metal can. As you can imagine, this caused quite some stir in the office and I myself was motivated […]

100 years of the Coca-Cola contour bottle

This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the iconic Coca-Cola contour bottle. To celebrate this milestone the company has turned to Ardagh Group to manufacture a limited edition 25cl aluminium bottle. The original contour shape, designed by the Root Glass Company of Terre Haute, Indiana, won approval from Coca Cola in 1915. Since the […]

Can-Pack UK joins Alupro

Can-Pack UK has been announced as the newest member of the Aluminium Packing Recycling Organisation (Alupro). Can-Pack UK Ltd is wholly owned by the Can-Pack Group, which is headquartered in Krakow, Poland. The company manufactures aluminium beverage cans supplying a variety of both domestic and export clients. Philp Fisher, managing director Can-Pack UK says, “Having […]

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