aluminium

 

Ball to buy Aerocan

Ball Corporation has agreed to acquire Aerocan – a manufacturer of aluminium aerosol cans, bottles and slugs – in a €221 million ($292m) deal which includes debt and other liabilities. The US can making company has signed a definitive agreement with Barclays Private Equity to acquire Aerocan, with the acquisition expected to close during the first quarter of 2011.

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Competition helps

The news that can making company Impress is to be acquired by Irish packaging group Ardagh Glass could be good news for the industry. London-based private equity company Doughty Hanson has agreed to sell the shares of Impress Coöperatieve U.A. for €1.7 billion ($2.2bn) to the glass bottle manufacturer. The enlarged business will trade as […]

July/August 2010

Regulars: Equipment News: The latest machinery and equipment for the can line New Products: New cans and ends in the market place Candid: Rick Clendenning, president and CEO, INX International Ink Features: Moving into the mainstream: A move into the mainstream could be the way forward for aluminium bottles, according to Bill Speidell from Belvac. […]

All ideas welcomed

You will be hearing more from me from now on as I have recently taken over editorial responsibility for CanTech International. Having previously worked as assistant editor on the magazine, I have already met a number of people in the industry and have been impressed by the passion with which they speak about metal packaging. […]

May/June 2010

Regulars: New Products: New cans and ends in the market place Equipment News: The latest machinery and equipment for the can line Candid: John McHugh, sales manager, Crabtree of Gateshead (UK) Features: Craft works: Crown is working with smaller US brewers to make the switch from glass to aluminium beverage cans Can do attitude: Educating […]

March 2009

Regulars: New Products: New cans and ends in the market place Equipment News: The latest machinery and equipment for the can line Candid: Vince Major, commercial director of Crown’s UK Ireland, Benelux and Scandinavia regions, is now chairman of The Can Makers Features: Tinplate turns to gold: The huge swings in tinplate prices and other […]

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