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Aluminium packaging sector exceeds 2013 recycling goal

Following the release of the Q4/2013 PRN results the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (ALUPRO) has announced that the aluminium packaging sector has surpassed its recycling goal for 2013. 70,788 tonnes of aluminium were recovered, an increase of 7,928 tonnes or 12.6% on 2012. In 2014 the organisation hopes to reach its target of recycling 46% […]

Bisphenol A: EFSA to hold follow-up meeting on public consultations

Stakeholders and interested parties can register to attend a follow-up meeting to discuss comments received during the public consultations on the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) draft opinion on bisphenol A (BPA). The meeting will give EFSA’s scientific experts and staff the opportunity to engage with all contributing stakeholders and other relevant parties on their […]

Britvic implements 1620 Ultra High Speed Printer

Britvic UK has implemented Videojet’s new 1620 UHS, CLARiSOFT and CLARiNET software to increase production line speed by 30 metre/minute. A long-time trusted partner of Videojet, Britvic UK looked to the next generation of machines at its Rugby manufacturing facility in order to meet the increasing production demands of the beverage industry. The advantage of […]

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New facility for INX

INX International UK officials are set to host an opening event at its new manufacturing facility in Heywood, England, on 16 April.  The largest dedicated two-piece ink structure outside the United States reflects the company’s effort to accommodate expanded business in the beer and beverage can market throughout Europe and the Middle East. “This new […]

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Rexam has partnered with Efes Rus to develop a limited edition can to celebrate its 2014 partnership with Euroleague basketball. The eye-catching 500ml can design uses eight colour HD printing to achieve a high quality photographic finish. The design brings to life the sponsorship and reflects the brand truths energy, positivity and modernity. Efes Rus […]


TRAC set to become TORUS Measurement Systems

TRAC Measurement Systems Ltd (TMS) and TRAC Americas Inc (TAI) will now operate as a stand-alone Measurement Group called TORUS Group, enabling them to focus on further development of their measurement product and service offering. The company’s main site, based in Telford, UK, and the Denver site in the US are set for expansion to […]

Rexam releases 2013 results

Rexam has announced its results for the full year 2013, with year on year sales increasing by 1%. Its underlying earnings per share were up 13%, with profits before tax showing a 4% increase. The company also hit its target of a 15% return on capital employed (15.5% – up by a point from 2012). […]

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UK beverage can market tops 9.5bn

The Can Makers, the body representing the UK manufacturers of beverage cans, have revealed a strong second half for 2013, boosting the UK drinks can market to over 9,590 million empty can deliveries for the whole of 2013, up 2.2% on 2012. Within the beer and cider category, empty can deliveries were up by almost […]

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Woodchuck Hard Cider in 16-ounce cans

Woodchuck Hard Cider introduced 12-ounce cans of its Amber cider in 2012 using a Cask automated canning system. The package has seen 42% growth over the last year, and consumers have called for a larger format can. In response, the Vermont, USA-based cidery is set to introduce a 16-ounce can to the market. Woodchuck Hard […]


Paris packaging event a success

The 8th edition of the Aerosol & Dispensing Forum, an event dedicated to packaging innovation, aerosols and dispensing technologies, was held together with the 10th edition of PCD (Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics & Design) on 5-6 February 2014 at the Espace Champerret in Paris. This innovation hub for brand packaging experts and their leading suppliers […]


FDA research may support BPA safety

The North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) has reported that there is significant new evidence to support the safety of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA). The new peer reviewed study, conducted by regulatory scientists at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), was accepted for March publication in the journal Toxicological Sciences. The study also […]

Metalprint chooses Vision Experts

Italian-based Metalprint has invested in three print inspection systems from Vision Experts, which have been integrated into their metal sheet decoration lines. Metalprint supplies decorated metal sheets for 2-piece and 3-piece cans. The VE 4000+ METAL inspection systems were retrofitted on a 6-colour KBA Metal- star 2 and on two 2-colour Mailander printing lines. The […]


Rexam acquires majority stake in UAC

Rexam PLC has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 51% stake in beverage can maker United Arab Can Manufacturing Limited (UAC) for US$122m. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to complete in Q3 2014. UAC makes beverage cans and can ends out of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The […]


Hindustan Tin Works announces un-audited Q3 results

Hindustan Tin Works Ltd has reported its quarterly profit and revenue numbers, with a 67.2% jump in net profit before tax for the quarter ended 31st December 2013. The company saw net sales of 79.69 cr. for the 3rd Quarter, compared to 61.40 cr. for the corresponding period last year – thereby showing an increase […]


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