Lindal invests $3.5+ million in Mexican facility

Lindal Group, a leading aerosol packaging solutions provider, has positioned itself for future market growth in Mexico. The first initiative involves Lindal de Mexico, now solely owned by the Lindal Group, after the company bought out the 49 per cent held by the previous ownership. The company has also invested more than $3.5 million to […]

Novelis’ sustainability report

Novelis has published its Fiscal Year 2014 sustainability report. The report details Novelis’ efforts to increase its recycling capacity and the recycled content of its products to 80 per cent by 2020 with a focus on innovation and technology to accelerate the use of recycled aluminum. “We’re leading the industry to harness the sustainability potential […]

Novelis releases trading results for Q2 of the fiscal year 2015

Novelis has released its trading results for Q2 of the fiscal year 2015. Highlights from the release include: • Net Income Increased 65% versus Prior Year to $38 Million • Sales Increased 17% versus Prior Year to $2.8 Billion • Adjusted EBITDA Increased 1% versus Prior Year to $230 Million • Shipments Increased 7% versus […]

Success in Asia

Hello and welcome back from Asia. Our conference Asia CanTech 2014 was hailed a success by attendees and ourselves and we are very pleased with the feedback we have received from both exhibitors and delegates alike. The event featured a wide range of speakers from around the world of can making, and we will shortly […]

Unilever Partner to Win Awards

Ball Corporation won a Unilever Partner to Win Award for Winning Capacity and Capability Building at Unilever’s 4th Partner to win supplier summit in London recently. Ball was recognised for investing in its global facilities to support Unilever’s growing needs. “I congratulate Ball Corporation for winning the Capacity and Capability Building award,” said Dhaval Buch, […]

Thai Union to buy King Oscar

Thai Union Frozen Products Public Company Limited (TUF) is to buy seafood company ‘King Oscar’. King Oscar Holding AS is owned by the private equity fund Procuritas Capital Investors IV in the Nordic Region. The company is number one in the premium sardine category in Norway, USA and Australia, posting sales of USD 80 million […]

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 […]

AkzoNobel to build new facility in India

AkzoNobel has announced it is opening a new production facility in Thane, India, to manufacture coatings for the metal packaging and flexible packaging industries. The production facility will mainly serve Indian, Bangladeshi, Shri Lankan and Southeast Asian markets. The facility will have a capacity of 5000 tons a year and is set to produce a […]

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EC adopts new rules on public support for environmental protection and energy

The European Commission has adopted new rules on public support for projects in the field of environmental protection and energy. The guidelines will apparently support Member States in reaching their 2020 climate targets, while addressing the market distortions that may result from subsidies granted to renewable energy sources. To this end, they claim the guidelines […]

Rexam begins construction of new plant in Switzerland

Rexam has commenced construction of its new plant in Switzerland. A ground-breaking ceremony was held to launche the build which represents an investment of £115 million in total. Located in Widnau, the plant will be a wall-to-wall facility, and when complete will run as a three line operation producing various sizes of Slim and Sleek […]

AkzoNobel expands in China

AkzoNobel has completed the expansion of its Industrial Coatings site in Songjiang, near Shanghai, in China, doubling annual production capacity and creating the company’s biggest plant for packaging coatings in the world. Work started in 2012, when around €14 million was invested in the facility to add production lines for packaging coatings and epoxy and […]

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 […]


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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