2013 a record-breaking year for Applied Vision

Applied Vision Corporation, the global provider of machine vision systems for the food and beverage industry, has reported that 2013 was their fifth consecutive year of record-breaking sales. The company reported more than10% increase in shipped product, and claimed that new products such as the DecoMasterand Cyclops inspection systems have also been a success. Located […]

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Rexam invests in joint R&D venture

Rexam PLC has announced it has taken an equity stake in Magnaparva Packaging (MP Packaging) to help develop new technologies for its beverage can making process. MP Packaging is part of Magna Parva, a UK based advanced engineering and research and development company. Recognised by the UK Government for sustainable innovation in packaging, Magna Parva […]


Ball 2013 results show improvement

Ball Corporation has reported full-year 2013 net earnings attributable to the corporation of $406.8 million (including after tax charges of $82.8 million, or 55 cents per diluted share for business consolidation costs, discontinued operations, debt refinancing costs and other activities), or $2.73 per diluted share, on sales of $8.5 billion, compared to $403.5 million, or […]


Rexam partners Carlsberg on sustainability

Rexam has become one of the founding partners of Carlsberg’s new Group CSR initiative, the Carlsberg Circular Community. The new initiative, which uses the Cradle-to-Cradle design framework, sees Carlsberg working with its suppliers to encourage innovation and quality in the industry, in pursuit of zero-waste. The Carlsberg Circular Community aims to increase the creation of […]


Showa Denko Group to acquire Vietnam-based Hanacans

Japan based Showa Denko and its wholly owned subsidiary Showa Aluminum Can Corporation (SAC) have reached an agreement with major shareholders of Rexam-Hanacans Joint Stock Company (Hanacans), of Vietnam, to acquire 91.75% of shares in the company. SAC became the first company in Japan to manufacture and sell aluminum beer cans in 1971 and since then […]

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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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Sixty years of canmaking in Dutch beverage can plant

In his welcoming speech on 21st December at the Ball plant in Oss (Netherlands), plant manager Peter Kauw referred briefly to the status of canmaking in the Netherlands 60 years ago. “Mister Frits Drijver, founder, managing director and main shareholder of the then leading Dutch canmaker Thomassen & Drijver, decided overnight in 1952 and virtually […]


Hindustan Tin Works announces financial results

Hindustan Tin Works, one of India’s leading can manufacturers, has reported its latest quarterly profit and revenue numbers. Its Q2 results (for the period ending 30 September, 2013) state that it has achieved a 39.7% jump in net profit after tax.   India’s one of the leading can manufacturer producing a wide range of cans, […]

ITRI Tin Forum in Indonesia discusses progress in tin production

The Indonesia Tin Forum hosted by ITRI in Pankalpinang, Bangka on the 11th December 2013 attracted more than a hundred local and international delegates to hear about and discuss issues currently facing the Indonesian tin sector. These include changing export regulations, and international market concern over environmental and social sustainability. Attendees included industry, authorities and […]

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 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 […]

CCL to close aerosol plant in Ontario

Packaging company CCL Industries is to permanently close its Canadian aerosol manufacturing operation, commencing in the first half of 2014 and completing no later than mid-2015. Geoffrey T. Martin, president and CEO of the company, says, “It is with great regret that we are announcing this news. Our operation in Ontario now exports its entire […]

Nampak acquires beverage can operation in Nigeria

Nampak has announced that it is to acquire Alucan Packaging, a beverage can manufacturer based in Nigeria. Nampak has also been granted an option to acquire a leading rigid plastics company in Nigeria. The total investment is $301m ($186m), which will be funded through available cash resources and existing debt facilities. The Alucan factory is […]


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