beverage cans

 

Green politician visits Ball’s Hassloch plant

The chairman of the German Green Party was recently shown the latest can making innovations and technologies during a tour of Ball Packaging Europe’s Hassloch plant. Cem Özdemir was shown the German plant’s digital printing line for beverage cans which features a globally unique technology brought to market by Ball Packaging after extensive research and development.

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Can industry raises money for charity

A number of US can plants helped collect and recycle approximately 140 million aluminium beverage cans and subsequently raised more than $150,000 (€108,700) for charities across the country. Organised by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), the America Recycles Day Challenge, took place over 76 days and involved can companies and aluminium suppliers.

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A chain reaction?

In one of my previous blog entries I talked about Brazil being a buzzword in the metal packaging world. At the time Rexam had announced plans to increase its capacity in Brazil by a further 1.7 billion cans. Since that announcement, and over the last few days, both Ball and Crown have released details of […]

University students encouraged to recycle

A recycling initiative developed by Every Can Counts is encouraging students to recycle beverage cans at universities – in return for the opportunity to watch films. Known as the Can Film Festival, the initiative has been developed in conjunction with the National Union of Students, and rewards students with the opportunity to watch films, for free, by bringing along empty beverage cans to be recycled.

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Crown to build Brazilian can plant in Belem

Crown Embalagens, a subsidiary of Crown Holdings, has announced that it will build a beverage can plant in Belem, Northern Brazil. The plant will produce two-piece aluminium beverage cans in multiple sizes and is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2012.

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Novelis to expand aluminium recycling at German plant

Novelis, a leader in aluminium rolled products and can recycling, is investing $18 million (€13m) into the construction of a new recycling centre at Aluminium Norf (Alunorf) in western Germany. Construction has already started on a multi-chamber melting furnace and ancillary equipment that will recycle 50,000 metric tons of aluminium scrap per year to feed the rolling mills of Alunorf, the world’s largest aluminium rolling complex.

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Crown’s laser-etched tabs used for World Cup promotion

Can maker Crown has revealed that laser-etched tabs used on Coca-Cola drinks cans as part of its FIFA World Cup promotion in the Middle East, could be used on other beverage brands around the world. Coca-Cola launched its 2010 FIFA World Cup promotion on beverage cans using the tabs from Crown Bevcan Europe & Middle East.

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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 […]

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