Drink cans strong as demand for aluminium drops

New figures have revealed a 4.6% drop in demand for aluminium packaging by German based manufacturers. The figures show volume losses through 2012 with packaging manufacturers producing a total of 320,025 tons (t) down from 2011’s total of 335,490t. The figures were released today (15 April) by Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie (GDA), a federation of product-oriented […]

Food can’s footprint drops 30% in a decade

The environmental impact of the three-piece 425ml steel food can has fallen by almost a third since 2000, according to research. A study, by Empac and its supply chain partners released today (19 March), looked at the environmental impact of the iconic three-piece. It found the can’s carbon footprint has been reduced, on average, by […]


Growth for CSD can market

The Can Makers, the body representing the UK manufacturers of beverage cans, has revealed that a total of 5,147 million carbonated soft drink (CSD) cans were shipped in 2012 – an increase of 0.6% on shipments in 2011.


Ink costs rise at Sun Chemical

Sun Chemical Europe, a leading manufacturer of printing inks and pigments for the packaging industry, is increasing the prices of its products because of the rising cost of raw materials.

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