aluminium

 

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 […]

Red Brick selects cans from Novelis

Red Brick Brewing Company, the oldest operating craft brewery in Georgia, US, has selected evercan aluminium cans from Novelis for its beer. Novelis’ evercan is the world’s first certified high-recycled content aluminium can sheet. Red Brick will expand its beverage packaging options to include evercan aluminium cans for all of its year-round offerings, beginning with […]

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Calls for urgent ETS reform

In response to a vote in the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee on the ETS Market Stability Reserve, director-general of the European Aluminium Association Gerd Götz has issued a statement.

Crown announces acquisition of Empaque

Crown Holdings has announced that Mexico’s Federal Competition Commission has approved its acquisition of Empaque, a Mexican manufacturer of aluminium cans and ends, bottle caps and glass bottles for the beverage industry, from Heineken N.V. The parties expect to close the transaction shortly. Empaque, headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, currently operates two beverage can plants, a […]

Aerosol update – Paris

Recently I visited the ADF Aerosol forum in Paris and I have to say it was a day well spent. Having looked around the exhibition and spoken to many of the exhibitors present it seems that aerosols are going from strength to strength. Bag on valve technology was high on the agenda, and a visit to […]

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Meeting demand for aluminium

A delegation from the European aluminium industry has recently met with European Commission vice-president for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič. Following the high-level discussions, EAA director-general Gerd Götz issues the following statement: “To meet fast-growing demand for aluminium in key end-use markets and maintain its leadership in innovation and sustainability, the European aluminium industry needs […]

Rexam’s La Selva plant converts to aluminium

Rexam’s La Selva plant near Tarrogona, Spain, has completed the conversion of its three final production lines from steel to aluminium. The project was completed on time and within budget. Speaking about the project completion, Iain Percival, sector director for Rexam Europe, says: “After nine months of hard work and cooperation between the Spanish and […]

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The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), in collaboration with aluminium industry leaders such as Ball and Rexam, has introduced a comprehensive standard that aims to improve the industry’s environmental, social and governance performance throughout its entire value chain, including plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. After a year-long development effort, the ASI Performance Standard will […]

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Aluminium rents to rise in 2015

LME registered warehouses will raise average rental rates for aluminium by 3.6 per cent this year, which is more than double the increase for the previous year according to Reuters. Owners of London Metal Exchange warehouses had hugely inflated rental revenues by letting queues swell for buyers of LME futures contracts to withdraw metal from […]

Alu cans still top sustainable choice

Aluminium cans are the most recycled and recyclable beverage container on the market and they are becoming even more sustainable according to a report by environmental research firm PE International. The report updates a prior life cycle assessment study released in 2010, and shows that an aluminium can made in the US and Canada today: […]

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Thank you very much

2014 has been an exciting year for the metal packaging industry. The rise in popularity of aluminium bottles, thermochromic inks and the trend towards personalisation are of particular note, as well as developments worldwide in terms of new can plant openings and investments in up and coming markets. Most have seen steady growth, while others […]