beverage cans

 

Aluminium can recycling historically high

Aluminium beverage cans are once again the most recycled beverage packaging type in the United States, with an industry recycling rate of 66.7 per cent in 2013, according to new data released by the Aluminium Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). For three years in a row the rate […]

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Ashmore to invest in Pakistan’s first aluminium beverage can plant

Ashmore, a specialist Emerging Markets investment group, has announced its intention for Ashmore funds to invest in Pakistan’s first aluminium beverage can plant near Islamabad. This will be a first of its kind manufacturing facility in Pakistan with an expected annual capacity of over 700 million cans. In due course, it is intended that the […]

Silver for Alupro

The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (ALUPRO) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. The not-for-profit organisation was formed by the merger of two separate organisations – AFCMA and ACRA – to focus on developing and promoting the collection infrastructure for foil containers and beverage cans respectively. In the first 10 years, aluminium packaging recycling received […]

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Rexam showcase circular economy initiative

A circular economy is regenerative in its design and is considered to be at the heart of the future ‘resource efficiency’ agenda, according to Rexam. The beverage can maker has created a unique infographic with engaging illustrations, which highlights the three key stages of beverage cans within the circular economy – manufacturing, consumption and recycling. […]

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Ball Q2 results strong

Ball Corporation has today reported second quarter net earnings attributable to the corporation of $153.1 million. “Our improved second quarter results were due to improving demand for beverage cans, excellent performance in our global beverage operations and solid program execution in our aerospace business,” said John A. Hayes, chairman, president and chief executive officer. Stronger […]

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Metpack: Beverage can manufacturer penetrates Chinese market

Guangxi Beihai Jinmeng Zhiguan AG, or Beihai Jinmeng, is a recently founded company that has had success in the Chinese market due to a cupping press for the production of beverage cans supplied by Schuler. Last year, Beihai Jinmeng launched production of beverage cans at its new facility in which it had invested around €80 […]

Henkel Beauty Care selects aerosol cans from Ball

Henkel Beauty Care has selected aerosol cans from Ball for its beauty care brand, Fa. Ball manufactures the extruded aluminum can using a new metal technology, which utilises recycled aluminum to create a metal alloy that exhibits increased strength and allows lightweighting of the container without affecting package integrity. This technology allows Ball to lightweight […]

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March 2014

Regulars: Equipment news; Filling focus; Candid Features: Soft drinks; Beverage Cans: Taiwan and China; Seaming

Nampak to expand within Africa

As part of Nampak’s continuing strategy of expanding its African footprint, the company today announced that it had acquired ownership of the Alucan beverage can plant in Agbara, Nigeria. The plant has the capacity to manufacture one billion cans per annum and boasts the latest technology to supply Nigerian consumers with world-class beverage cans for […]

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Rexam acquires majority stake in UAC

Rexam PLC has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 51% stake in beverage can maker United Arab Can Manufacturing Limited (UAC) for US$122m. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to complete in Q3 2014. UAC makes beverage cans and can ends out of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The […]

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Showa Denko Group to acquire Vietnam-based Hanacans

Japan based Showa Denko and its wholly owned subsidiary Showa Aluminum Can Corporation (SAC) have reached an agreement with major shareholders of Rexam-Hanacans Joint Stock Company (Hanacans), of Vietnam, to acquire 91.75% of shares in the company. SAC became the first company in Japan to manufacture and sell aluminum beer cans in 1971 and since then […]

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Sixty years of canmaking in Dutch beverage can plant

In his welcoming speech on 21st December at the Ball plant in Oss (Netherlands), plant manager Peter Kauw referred briefly to the status of canmaking in the Netherlands 60 years ago. “Mister Frits Drijver, founder, managing director and main shareholder of the then leading Dutch canmaker Thomassen & Drijver, decided overnight in 1952 and virtually […]

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