MetalMatters campaign launches in Wales

TV presenter Iolo Williams has joined forces with the MetalMatters programme run by ALUPRO to call encourage residents of Torfaen and Rhondda Cynon Taff (RCT) to recycle more. The average household in the Torfaen Borough using over 60 million items of metal packaging each year and the RCT Borough using 106 million items (joint total […]

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CMB Engineering expands Academy

CMB Engineering has announced it will be expanding the Academy of Canmaking and Seaming that it launched earlier in the year. The Academy, which includes workshop area where practical lessons could be conducted with machines as the CMB5000 Bodymaker and CMB550 Trimmer (CMB 5500 Canmaker), will now also feature three separate classrooms where theory lessons […]

Aluminium Packaging Protocol Acknowledged

A new protocol, which will account for the aluminium packaging recovered from incinerator bottom ash (IBA) for recycling, will allow PRNs to be issued on this material from 1 January 2015. The protocol, which has been developed by the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) and has been acknowledged by the Environment Agency (EA), could see […]

AkzoNobel sponsors Gay Pride 2014

AkzoNobel will be spreading its own life-size rainbow coloured Pride Wings, which will glide through Amsterdam from July 31 to August 2 to show the firm’s support for Gay Pride 2014. The wings, which made their first appearance last Friday on the city’s Staalmeestersbrug, will be on show at the Mercatorplein and the Homo-monument on […]

EAA comments on new environment and energy state aid guidelines

The state aid guidelines published today by the European Commission are a step in the right direction according to the European Aluminium Association (EAA). In a statement, they said that it is clear that more needs to be done to restore Europe’s industrial competitiveness. ‘Electricity is a crucial cost factor for the aluminium industry. Due […]

Aerobal reports record result for 2013

Aerobal, the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers, has reported a record result for 2013. With output rising by 2% to more than seven billion cans, the industry continued its upward trend. Aluminium cans account for nearly 50% of the total worldwide output of aerosol cans. Aerobal secretary general Gregor Spengler says the further […]


Expect the unexpected

Technical Management in the Aerosol sector does not necessarily spring to mind to female science graduates, not least of all because there is little information about the great career opportunities through the usual graduate and recruitment consultancies.

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Aluminium Design and Technology Challenge winners announced

The Aluminium Design and Technology (D&T) Challenge, targeted at 11-14 year old pupils, took place at Birmingham’s science museum recently. There were four winners in all, with one individual chosen from each of three subject categories plus one overall winner. The subject categories included Transport, Building and Packaging Recycling. The four category winners were awarded […]

Aluminium packaging sector exceeds 2013 recycling goal

Following the release of the Q4/2013 PRN results the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (ALUPRO) has announced that the aluminium packaging sector has surpassed its recycling goal for 2013. 70,788 tonnes of aluminium were recovered, an increase of 7,928 tonnes or 12.6% on 2012. In 2014 the organisation hopes to reach its target of recycling 46% […]

Rexam releases 2013 results

Rexam has announced its results for the full year 2013, with year on year sales increasing by 1%. Its underlying earnings per share were up 13%, with profits before tax showing a 4% increase. The company also hit its target of a 15% return on capital employed (15.5% – up by a point from 2012). […]

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Swedish researchers confirm no BPA found in human blood

North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) points to findings as further evidence supports international regulatory conclusions that risk from BPA exposure is low. A new study published in Environment International by researchers in Sweden confirms previous reports that bisphenol A (BPA) in human blood is below the levels that can be detected. In addition to confirming […]


Environment Day

Date: 10th September 2014 Location: BAMA Offices, Stevenage Website: http://www.bama.co.uk/training.php

AkzoNobel on track in Q4

AkzoNobel has announced that trading into the fourth quarter of 2013 continued to be in line with previous trends. Although the economic environment continued to be challenging, as previously indicated, AkzoNobel’s full year 2013 operating income before incidental items is unlikely to exceed €908 million. The Performance Improvement Program is on track to achieve its […]

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