UK drinks can market hits 4.8bn

The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing the UK manufacturers of drinks cans, have revealed that a record 4.835 billion can deliveries were made in the first half of this year. This is an increase of 7.1% across the UK drinks can markets. Beer and cider can deliveries showed 8.2% growth, with deliveries reaching […]


AkzoNobel supports International Children’s Peace Prize educational projects

The International Children’s Peace Prize is accompanied by an award of €100,000, provided through AkzoNobel’s Peace Fund, for projects connected to the winner’s area of dedication. In 2013, the prize was awarded to 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan. The four projects that the AzkoNobel Peace Fund and KidsRights will consequently be supporting are initiatives to […]

Ball Q2 results strong

Ball Corporation has today reported second quarter net earnings attributable to the corporation of $153.1 million. “Our improved second quarter results were due to improving demand for beverage cans, excellent performance in our global beverage operations and solid program execution in our aerospace business,” said John A. Hayes, chairman, president and chief executive officer. Stronger […]

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Metpack: The Metpack Conference

Anders Linde, secretary general of Metal Packaging Europe, opened the Metpack conference with a review of the history of the can, claiming that its invention ‘has changed the world.’ At the conference, nine international experts gave an overview of new technologies and recent research results. Linde’s opening speech addressed the historical significance of the can, […]

One trillion served

Jack Knight recently took up the challenge to see how many items were printed on metal worldwide.

Sun Chemical publishes fifth Corporate Sustainability Report

Sun Chemical has published its fifth Corporate Sustainability Report. The latest report focuses on its data-driven sustainability efforts by reporting the performance measurement for seven key sustainability metrics: 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. In the […]


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 […]

Schuler selected for beverage can lids deal

An Asian manufacturer has placed an order with Schuler for a press to produce beverage can lids. The Smartline SA-S can produce around 3,000 lids per minute. The Smartline forms the can’s stay-on tab, attaches it to the lid and forms the depressed panel with opening score. This process is made possible by a special […]

EC adopts new rules on public support for environmental protection and energy

The European Commission has adopted new rules on public support for projects in the field of environmental protection and energy. The guidelines will apparently support Member States in reaching their 2020 climate targets, while addressing the market distortions that may result from subsidies granted to renewable energy sources. To this end, they claim the guidelines […]

EAA comments on new environment and energy state aid guidelines

The state aid guidelines published today by the European Commission are a step in the right direction according to the European Aluminium Association (EAA). In a statement, they said that it is clear that more needs to be done to restore Europe’s industrial competitiveness. ‘Electricity is a crucial cost factor for the aluminium industry. Due […]

Canned food popular in the UK

The UK population is increasingly using canned food in cooking, with consumers spending £2.4 billion on canned goods in 2013 – an increase of £3.2 million on the previous year. 99.3% of the UK population now buys canned food products, making canned goods more popular than the frozen, cheese, milk, bread, alcohol and fresh meat […]


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 […]

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