MetalMatters campaign in Wrexham

Wrexham Council has become the 50th local authority to benefit from MetalMatters, the industry-funded communications campaign to increase household recycling of metal packaging. It is the fourth campaign the programme has run in partnership with Waste Awareness Wales. Previous campaigns include Newport, which achieved a 9% increase in metal capture at a cost of 31p […]

25 years of modular integration

Roeslein & Associates is this year celebrating its 25th Anniversary. CanTech editor Richard Piper travelled to Saint Louis, Missouri, to uncover just what makes this long serving integrator tick.

Stiff competition

When BAA, the British Airports Authority, was deemed to have a monopoly on the UKs airports the Competition Commission stepped in, conducted a full review of the situation, and then promptly ordered it to sell off three facilities to rival companies – two of which were in the London area. If you translate the information […]

Increased production of resealable can ends

Xolution, a Germany-based manufacturer of the resealable beverage can end, has announced a major increase in its production capacity to 400 million units annually by January 2016 to meet global demand. XO equipped beverage cans have an integrated plastic opening mechanism that enables users to reseal their beverage cans once they have been opened. The […]


612Brew selects Rexam cans

612Brew has launched three of its craft brews – SIX, Unrated Rye IPA and Gateway Park Lager – in Rexam 12 oz cans. SIX is a golden, biscuit-flavored American Pale Ale with a light hop aroma, Unrated Rye India Pale Ale is the brewery’s most full-bodied beer with a burst of citrus hop aroma and […]

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Meet me in St Louis

Last week I travelled to Missouri to visit Roeslein and Associates. The company has been operating for 25 years, and to mark the occasion CanTech has decided to run an article in order to uncover what makes it tick. Have you heard of an integrator? Perhaps you have. But in case you’re unfamiliar it is […]

Record year for UK drinks can market

The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing UK drinks can manufacturers, has reported another year of record growth in 2014. Drinks can deliveries reached 9.819 billion for the first time, an increase of 228 million units, up 2.4% on 2013 across the combined beer and cider and carbonated soft drink (CSD) can markets. Growth […]


Ball’s 2014 trading update

The Ball Corporation has released its trading results for the full-year 2014. Highlights from the update include: – Full-year 2014 comparable earnings per diluted share were $3.88 vs. $3.28 in 2013; an increase of 18% – Fourth quarter comparable earnings per diluted share were 84 cents vs. 86 cents in 2013 – Solid manufacturing performance […]


Record breaking year for Applied Vision

Applied Vision Corporation has announced a record-breaking year of growth for 2014. The company reported an increase in revenue of 20%, its largest in six years of consecutive gains. Due to the company’s success of its latest KromaKing line of colour inspection systems, the company increased their workforce to keep pace with their expansion. Applied […]

Aluminium rents to rise in 2015

LME registered warehouses will raise average rental rates for aluminium by 3.6 per cent this year, which is more than double the increase for the previous year according to Reuters. Owners of London Metal Exchange warehouses had hugely inflated rental revenues by letting queues swell for buyers of LME futures contracts to withdraw metal from […]

BPA may increase blood pressure study finds

A Korean study, recently published in the American Heart Association Journal, has claimed that drinking beverages from cans increases blood pressure due to the BPA content. The study was conducted by way of a randomised crossover trial with non-institutionalised adults, who were aged 60 years and over, and recruited from a local community centre. ‘A […]


Novelis’ sustainability report

Novelis has published its Fiscal Year 2014 sustainability report. The report details Novelis’ efforts to increase its recycling capacity and the recycled content of its products to 80 per cent by 2020 with a focus on innovation and technology to accelerate the use of recycled aluminum. “We’re leading the industry to harness the sustainability potential […]

Metal recycling campaign launches in Manchester, UK

MetalMatters and Recycle For Greater Manchester (R4GM) have joined forces on a campaign to improve capture rates for metal packaging. The 12-week programme will target around 405,000 households in four districts within Greater Manchester and is being funded by R4GM (Viridor Laing), MetalMatters and the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). A two phase leaflet […]

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