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Artiseal PVC-free water based compound for lug caps

Plasticisers are one of the main causes of migration problems in food containers, particularly in glass containers where caps with PVC sealing compounds are used. Since the coming into force of the plastics directive 10/2011, and as a consequence of the previous modifications, since 30 April 2009 an overall migration limit (OML) of 60 ppm […]

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Linde to speak at Euro CanTech 2015

Anders Linde, secretary general at Metal Packaging Europe, is to give a keynote address at Euro CanTech 2015. The conference will take place in Barcelona from 23-25 March next year and has already proved popular with suppliers and can makers alike. The high level speaker schedule is filling up fast and further announcements will be […]

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Ball partners Red Cross to support flooded communities

Ball Corporation has earmarked a total of €50,000 in funds and products through its partnership with Red Cross to support communities in Serbia and Bosnia facing large scale flooding. Devastating rains over the course of the last several weeks in Serbia and the surrounding areas have claimed the lives of more than 30 people and […]

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May 2014

Filling Focus: Beer Lubricants Washers and dry-off ovens Metpack show issue IMDA preview

BAMA releases annual aerosol filling figures

The UK aerosol filling figures have remained robust, figures released by the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) show. Following two years of strong year on year increases, the sector has stabilised with overall growth of just 0.1 per cent. In 2013, 1466.5 million cans were filled in total within the UK compared with 1,464.7 million […]

April 2014

Regulars: New products; Filling Focus; Candid Features: Aerosols; Water Recycling; Metpack 2014

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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March 2014

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

Seaming systems from Lanico

Lanico will be presenting a range of stainless can seaming machines at this year’s Interpack. The automatic model V1 10 SVA 50 T is designed for low volume production and laboratory applications, and is stainless and splashproof. The machine can operate as a stand-alone unit or in combination with a filling machine. By means of […]

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Rexam celebrates fourth line at Ludesch plant

Rexam, Europe’s largest beverage can manufacturer, is celebrating the official opening of the fourth production line at its Ludesch plant in Austria. The new line adds an additional 0.7 billion can capacity to the plant’s annual production, following a £20million investment by Rexam.   The plant, which opened in 2007, is a wall-to-wall facility next […]

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Krones upgrades process technology

Krones, a market leader for beverage filling and packaging technology, has purchased 100% of the stock in HST Maschinenbau, a German company located in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania that designs and manufactures homogenisers and reciprocating pumps for the food and beverage industries. HST achieved a turnover of almost €5 million in 2012 with a workforce of around […]

Colep and Scitra to manufacture aerosols in the Middle East

Colep, with headquarters in Europe, and Scitra, a United Arab Emirates based company and part of the Albatha Group, have announced a joint venture agreement to create an aerosol contract manufacturing operation in the UAE. The venture will operate under the name of Colep Scitra Aerosols. The parties will invest in expansion and improvement of […]

Dagger Falls goes pink with cans for cancer awareness

Idaho-based Sockeye Brewing has partnered with Crown Beverage Packaging North America to launch its flagship Dagger Falls IPA brand in limited-edition pink cans. The concept is to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place every October. Discussions of the project began in May of this year, with Crown laying the groundwork over the summer […]

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