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AkzoNobel considers job cuts

AkzoNobel has announced plans to phase out the production of organic peroxides at its Netherlands site by the end of 2016. Under the plans, the production activities currently carried out at the plant will be moved to other existing production facilities in Europe, North America, and China over the next three years. Approximately 215 employees […]

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Europe’s first aluminium caps and closures recycling drive

A new drive to increase the awareness of recycling of caps and closures amongst UK residents has been launched. Called “You Can leave your cap on” the drive is a partnership between Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro), British Glass and the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA). The initiative is part of a trial campaign with […]

Caps and closures maker restructures

Weener Plastic Packaging is to integrate its subsidiary Plasticum Group. Since 2012 the two companies have been owned by Lindsay Goldberg a private equity fund, based in New York, and represented in Europe by Lindsay Goldberg Vogel GmbH. The 300 employees of Plasticum produce standard caps and closures for personal care, food and home care […]

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Re-sealable can closure revealed

Xolution GmbH has launched a re-sealable closure system designed to be compatible with most cans. The new XO was unveiled during ProPack Asia, in Bangkok, Thailand, earlier this month. The XO promises to be a new solution for beverage cans allowing customers to reseal it again and again. Unlike traditional beverage cans, which can only […]

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One billion plus cans sold

Brasilata is celebrating after selling one billion of its patented plus can. Launched in 1995 the mechanical closure system developed by the company is patented in Brazil as well as the United States, the European Union, Japan and China. To promote historic record a series of commemorative gold coin banks in the shape of a […]

Unite calls for brewery boycott

A union is calling for a boycott of a brewer and canner after it made workers redundant. The union Unite is calling for the boycott of Cains-branded beers to support workers at Liverpool’s historic brewery in their redundancy fight. Oversees competition is being blamed for the closure of a supermarket own label and canning operation. […]

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Raise a can to beer

I’ve just finished the May issue of Cantech International this month has a focus on canned beer and it’s been a real pleasure to explore the topic this month. At first glance the market may not seem to be in the best of health but once you’ve spoken to a few people and dug down […]

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The substrate

Jack Knight is director international technical service for INX International Ink Co. He is also CanTech International’s regular ink specialist. Here he discusses printing on tinplate.