Life Down Under

As we approach the first anniversary of the Ardagh sale of their Australasian entities to Shanghai Yuanlong Investment Co. Ltd, Jamestrong’s managing director, John Bigley, reflects on some of the challenges in the Australasian market.


Roundtable event on the future of aluminium

Under patronage of the Italian Presidency of the EU Council, the Italian aluminium association, Centroal, and the European Aluminium Association (EAA) hosted a Roundtable in Rome. The event, titled ‘A New Deal for European Industrial Renaissance: Concrete Measures towards a Competitive and Sustainable Economy’ brought together some of the aluminium industry’s customers and European and […]

EAA welcomes steps taken towards circular economy

The European Commission is working to strengthen the EU waste policy framework in order to transition to a circular economy. The European Aluminium Association (EAA) has welcomed this move  ”EAA welcomes the European Commission’s package and supports many of its flagship proposals, including the new requirements on waste exports to combat illegal shipments of waste, the […]

European Aluminium Association (EAA) calls for higher recycling targets

The European Aluminium Association (EAA) is calling for higher recycling targets and a phase out of landfilling of end-use recyclable goods. The European aluminium industry strongly supports more ambitious recycling targets and a gradual phasing out of landfilling. Together with better collection schemes and innovative sorting technologies, these are the preconditions for an effective and […]

Hindustan Tin Works celebrates export of 1bn ends

Hindustan Tin Works will celebrate the export of its “1bn ends” at the Metal Packaging Plaza during the upcoming Interpack show (May 8 – 14, Messe Dusseldorf, Germany.) The company is aiming to position itself as a global end manufacturer by exporting its products like metal ends, components, cans, printed sheets to the major brand […]

Hindustan Tin Works announces financial results

Hindustan Tin Works, one of India’s leading can manufacturers, has reported its latest quarterly profit and revenue numbers. Its Q2 results (for the period ending 30 September, 2013) state that it has achieved a 39.7% jump in net profit after tax.   India’s one of the leading can manufacturer producing a wide range of cans, […]

CCL to close aerosol plant in Ontario

Packaging company CCL Industries is to permanently close its Canadian aerosol manufacturing operation, commencing in the first half of 2014 and completing no later than mid-2015. Geoffrey T. Martin, president and CEO of the company, says, “It is with great regret that we are announcing this news. Our operation in Ontario now exports its entire […]

Turkish can maker joins Empac

European Metal Packaging (Empac), the association which brings together European producers of rigid metal packaging and their supply chain partners, has announced the addition of Turkish can maker Sarten Ambalaj as an associate member.

Hindustan Tin Works now exporting to China

Indian can maker Hindustan Tin Works (HTW) has added China to its list of export destinations. While China exports millions of cans to the entire world, Hindustan Tin has started exporting metal can components to China.

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