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 […]


Green Sheep Water launches in aluminium bottles

Green Sheep Water is launching in recyclable 16 oz aluminum bottles made by Ball Corporation. “Studies show that Americans use about 1,500 plastic water bottles every second, and only about 30 percent of those bottles are recycled – the rest end up in landfills and oceans,” explained Jess Page, co-founder of Green Sheep Water. “While […]

Textured beverage cans

US-based XanCan has launched a range of textured aluminium beverage cans. The sidewalls of these cans feature various textured patterns to help brands distinguish themselves on the shelf. The texturised surface also improves the grip of the can. “Our goal is to revolutionise the canned beverage industry with packaging that puts the ‘fun’ back into […]


2030 Energy and Climate Package

In response to the EU Council’s conclusions on the 2030 Climate and Energy package, the European aluminium industry welcomes the confirmation that measures to stop investment leakage will continue after 2020. Director-general of the European Aluminium Association (EAA) Gerd Götz syas, “Today, EU Heads of state and government sent a clear signal that high energy […]

Innovel HPS internal protective spray approved

PPG Industries’ packaging coatings business has announced that Innovel HPS’ internal protective spray lacquers for the beverage can industry, have been approved for use on aluminium and steel beverage cans. Innovel HPS internal sprays are pale-gold water-based acrylic polymer resin coatings which conform to North American and European regulations, including the second phase of French […]


On it’s way…

The November issue of CanTech International is nearly ready to go. We have been working hard as always to get everything ready, and with Asia CanTech starting just next week we haven’t stopped for a second here in the office. Aluminium is the focus this time, and we kick off the issue with an interview […]

Novelis announces closure of Ouro Preto aluminum smelter

Novelis has announced that it will focus its operations in Brazil on its core business of aluminium rolling and recycling. As a result of this, the company will cease operations at its Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, primary aluminum smelter at the end of 2014. “The decision to end operations at Ouro Preto is consistent with […]

Improved recycling rate of aluminium closures

Due to improved collection and recycling in various European countries the average aluminium closures recycling rate is now at 45 per cent. The advantage of aluminium closures is that they can be collected either together with the mixed packaging fraction or along with the glass collection stream. The aluminium can be easily extracted from either […]

Constellium to supply can stock to Rexam

Constellium has been selected to supply can stock to Rexam, and will support Rexam’s strategic decision to convert all the can production lines of their two Spanish plants – La Selva and Valdemorillo – from steel to aluminium as part of this agreement. “We are delighted to support Rexam in its substitution process from steel […]

Novelis awarded two 2014 European Aluminium Awards

Novelis was awarded two prizes at the 2014 European Aluminium Awards at this year’s ALUMINIUM 2014 Trade Fair. The first award was in the Building and Architecture category for the Blue Planet aquarium building in Copenhagen constructed with Novelis falzonal pre-painted aluminium for roof cladding, which provides the building with weather resistance and an iconic […]

EAA predicts growth for the aluminium market

The European Aluminium Association (EAA) has predicted that the European aluminium market will be driven by a demand for its applications in transport in years to come. End-use demand for aluminium in Europe is expected to grow from around 3.8 million tonnes per year today to 7 million tonnes in 2050, with the average use […]

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