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 […]


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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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 […]

An alternative waste water treatment for Ardagh

Discharging polluted water onto open water in the Netherlands is subject to strict rules and it is very costly. The various regional Water Board Authorities carefully guard over any violation and fines are high. Therefore it pays out to get your act together on your own production site. Facilities manager at the Ardagh plant in […]

Carlsberg selects Rexam cans for festive launch

Carlsberg has selected Rexam’s 1 litre and 750ml King for a launch of limited edition Christmas cans of their Tuborg Pilsner beer. Rexam’s 1 litre can is the largest two piece aluminium beverage can available on the global market. Dr. Linda Boos, director of corporate communications and CSR Carlsberg Germany GmbH says, “Working with Rexam […]


Alcoa sells two upstream assets

Alcoa has announced it has completed two previously-announced sales within its Global Primary Products portfolio. The divestitures, one in the United States and the second in Jamaica, are apparently aligned with Alcoa’s strategy to lower its cost base and create a globally competitive business. Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals (AWAC) finalised the sale of its […]

Hulamin secures long term slab supply from Bayside

Shareholders have been advised that Isizinda Aluminium has announced the acquisition of the Bayside casthouse in Richards Bay, KwaZulu Natal, from BHP Billiton. The effective date is expected to be 1 April 2015, subject to Competition Commission approval. Isizinda (meaning Hub in isiZulu) is a strategic partnership between Bingelela Capital and Hulamin. Bingelela Capital, a […]

Roundtable event on the future of aluminium

Under patronage of the Italian Presidency of the EU Council, the Italian aluminium association, Centroal, and the European Aluminium Association (EAA) hosted a Roundtable in Rome. The event, titled ‘A New Deal for European Industrial Renaissance: Concrete Measures towards a Competitive and Sustainable Economy’ brought together some of the aluminium industry’s customers and European and […]

Never-ending recyclability of metal

The Metal Packaging Europe (MPE) has developed a new recycling mark in a bid to highlight the never-ending recyclability of metal. Research from MPE found that consumers do not fully understand the value of recycling or what happens with the metal once it is collected. Research carried out across the UK, France and Spain showed […]


Novelis commits to evercan aluminium

Novelis has announced it will convert all of its beverage can sheet to high-recycled content evercan aluminium by 2017. This commitment means that all can body sheet produced by Novelis will be certified 90 percent recycled content. The global industry average is 50 percent. Novelis’ evercan body sheet is priced at the same levels as […]


Ball wins World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award from AEROBAL

Ball has recently won the 2014 World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award from AEROBAL for its ‘U Homme’ deodorant can prototype. The can features Ball’s Matte & Gloss printing technology, and was selected as this year’s winner by an international jury comprised of journalists from the world’s leading can magazines and packaging journals. Using its unique […]


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