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Sun Chemical’s sustainability report

Sun Chemical has released its 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report. The report focuses on energy consumption/conservation at production and non-production sites, the energy carbon footprint at the production sites, process waste reduction, water consumption, materials safety and employee safety. “Our customers want to know that Sun Chemical is doing its part to be a sustainable organisation. […]

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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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SteeloCare wins German Packaging Award

SteeloCare, a tinplate aerosol can from the technology network Lanico, Schuler Pressen and ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein, has been awarded the renowned Packaging Award in the category cosmetics & hygiene articles. The jury of independent experts from industry, research, teaching and the trade press was convinced by the new concept can, which combines the unusual approach of […]

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Keep it clean

At the recent Asia CanTech conference in Thailand, one of our speakers raised a very interesting topic – namely that of consumers’ attitudes to hygiene. A recent survey showed that close to 60 per cent of people asked were not satisfied with stay-on-tab (SOT) closures as they thought them to be unhygienic. Interestingly, over 30 […]

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King Oscar selects Ardagh’s Easy Peel can

The Norwegian seafood firm King Oscar has added an advanced opening solution produced by Ardagh Group to its mackerel cans. Ardagh’s Easy Peel aluminium can end comprises a metal ring on which an aluminum foil is heat sealed. The consumer has a safer and quicker means of opening the can, with a drastically reduced risk […]

Silver for Alupro

The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (ALUPRO) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. The not-for-profit organisation was formed by the merger of two separate organisations – AFCMA and ACRA – to focus on developing and promoting the collection infrastructure for foil containers and beverage cans respectively. In the first 10 years, aluminium packaging recycling received […]

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Amcor Flexibles awarded two Alufoil Trophies

Amcor Flexibles has been awarded two Alufoil Trophies at an event organised by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA). In the Consumer Convenience category, Amcor Emend tri-pack formpack with peelable lidding was awarded an Alufoil trophy for its improved open-ability and product protection. The product consists of a peelable lid blister pack, combining a lidding […]

Survey shows preference for aluminium closures

A survey of 6,000 consumers undertaken by IPSOS to discover consumer preferences on wine and spirit closures has confirmed that the majority prefers an aluminium closure to other closure options due to its convenience. The study, which took place in five major European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK) and the USA, was commissioned […]

Kerbside first for Alupro

Two more UK local authorities are to launch Alupro’s “Leave Your Cap On” recycling communications campaign, which encourages recyclers to screw the aluminium caps back onto glass bottles before recycling. The new campaigns have seen ‘Leave your cap on’ stickers applied to over 870 glass banks across Leeds and 191 in North Lincolnshire. In addition […]

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Aluminium Closures – Turn 360°, the all-round sector focus

The pan-European promotional campaign ’Aluminium Closures – Turn 360˚’ has been extended to include new contents. The multilingual internet campaign portal www.aluminium-closures.org provides detailed information on the numerous advantages offered by aluminium closures.   By expanding the scope from wine to spirits, water, and oils, the extensive promotional campaign – directed in particular at decision-makers […]

Novelis to sell foil business and focus on beverage cans

Aluminium rolling and recycling specialist Novelis has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its North American consumer foil products business to Reynolds Consumer Products. The transaction includes foil manufacturing plants in Toronto, ON, and Vancouver, BC, in addition to sales offices and distribution facilities located in Montreal, QC, Mississauga, […]