EAA comments on new environment and energy state aid guidelines

The state aid guidelines published today by the European Commission are a step in the right direction according to the European Aluminium Association (EAA). In a statement, they said that it is clear that more needs to be done to restore Europe’s industrial competitiveness. ‘Electricity is a crucial cost factor for the aluminium industry. Due […]

MangaJo selects Rexam cans

MangaJo has selected Rexam cans for its new range of lightly carbonated green tea beverages, MangaJo Sparkling Pressé. The 330ml cans, produced at Rexam’s Milton Keynes plant, see MangaJo switch from glass to an aluminium format for the first time. The can was selected for its recycling credentials and contemporary feel.

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Saint Archer Brewing Company selects Ball cans

The Saint Archer Brewing Company has announced it will be releasing their four core beers in 12oz cans from Ball Corporation. The four beers, Blonde Ale, White Ale, Pale Ale and IPA, will be available in the cans in select stores throughout central and southern California. “The bottom line is cans speak to who we […]


Aerobal reports record result for 2013

Aerobal, the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers, has reported a record result for 2013. With output rising by 2% to more than seven billion cans, the industry continued its upward trend. Aluminium cans account for nearly 50% of the total worldwide output of aerosol cans. Aerobal secretary general Gregor Spengler says the further […]


Amcor Flexibles awarded two Alufoil Trophies

Amcor Flexibles has been awarded two Alufoil Trophies at an event organised by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA). In the Consumer Convenience category, Amcor Emend tri-pack formpack with peelable lidding was awarded an Alufoil trophy for its improved open-ability and product protection. The product consists of a peelable lid blister pack, combining a lidding […]

DSG launches resealable can

German-based ACTEGA DS and the US company Dayton Systems Group (DSG) have joined forces to create the DSG Beverage Cap Can with a twist-off, recloseable lid. Resealable Can Closures for Beverages provide added convenience for consumers. The patented two-piece can and dome design is engineered to attach to standard can sizes utilising existing seaming technology, […]

French start-up selects wine cans from Ball

Fabulous Brands, the company behind WineStar, is offering French medal winning wines with an AOC-label in 200ml aluminium cans provided by Ball Packaging. A red, rose and white wine is available, and WineStar now aims to take on the German wine market. Fabulous Brands founder Cédric Segal has high ambitions, “We want to become the […]

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Survey shows preference for aluminium closures

A survey of 6,000 consumers undertaken by IPSOS to discover consumer preferences on wine and spirit closures has confirmed that the majority prefers an aluminium closure to other closure options due to its convenience. The study, which took place in five major European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK) and the USA, was commissioned […]

Aluminium industry calls for robust measures

The aluminium industry has called on EU policy makers to build on the European Council’s conclusions by developing robust measures to prevent further investment leakage. Gerd Götz, director general of the EAA, says, “We greatly appreciate that EU Member States are focusing on restoring industrial competitiveness and securing competitive energy costs, but we deplore the […]

Open letter from aluminium industry sent to heads of state

EOs and leaders of the aluminium industry in Europe have signed an open letter addressed to the Heads of States and governments in view of the European Summit on 20-21 March and successive institutional deadlines. According to the signatories, the European Summit should mark a decisive step for Europe to align its EU industrial, climate […]

SweetWater selects Ball Corp cans

SweetWater Brewing Company will debut two of its beers in 12- and 16-ounce aluminium cans from Ball Corporation. Beginning in the next couple of weeks, SweetWater’s 420 Extra Pale Ale and IPA beers will be available in 100% recyclable, 12- and 16-ounce cans in nine southeastern states, including Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, South […]

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Aluminium Design and Technology Challenge winners announced

The Aluminium Design and Technology (D&T) Challenge, targeted at 11-14 year old pupils, took place at Birmingham’s science museum recently. There were four winners in all, with one individual chosen from each of three subject categories plus one overall winner. The subject categories included Transport, Building and Packaging Recycling. The four category winners were awarded […]

Aluminium packaging sector exceeds 2013 recycling goal

Following the release of the Q4/2013 PRN results the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (ALUPRO) has announced that the aluminium packaging sector has surpassed its recycling goal for 2013. 70,788 tonnes of aluminium were recovered, an increase of 7,928 tonnes or 12.6% on 2012. In 2014 the organisation hopes to reach its target of recycling 46% […]

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