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KBA and Sensory announce co-operation

Coating line supplier KBA-MetalPrint and Sensory Analytics have announced that they will co-operate on coating quality management. The SpecMetrix inline coating thickness measurement system is to be installed at KBA-MetalPrint coating lines. It is hoped that this will ensure and record coating quality, and operate more economically. Continuous inline inspecting via a monitor will enable […]

Ball appoints Daniel Fisher

Ball Corporation announced today that Daniel W. Fisher has been named president, North American Metal Beverage Packaging Division, Americas, succeeding Michael Hranicka, who recently left the company. Fisher joined Ball in 2010 as vice president of finance, North America, Ball Metal Beverage Packaging Division, Americas, and most recently held the position of senior vice president, finance […]

Global standard for sustainability in aluminium

Industry representatives, including Nespresso, Audi, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Tetra Pak, have put forward criteria for a global standard for sustainable aluminium production. The standard is part of the IUCN-led Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), whose aim is to foster responsible environmental, social and governance performance throughout the entire aluminium value chain. 70 criteria were […]

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 […]


Tinplate is top in Germany

With a material recycling rate of 93.1% of material consumed, tinplate maintained its top position among packaging materials in Germany once again in 2012. The tinplate figure, published annually by the Gesellschaft für Verpackungsmarktforschung (Society for Packaging Research), which was over 90% for the seventh time in a row, has stabilised with values around 93%. […]


Can Makers appoint Fenton to lead role

The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing the UK manufacturers of beer and carbonated soft drinks cans, have announced the appointment of Graham Fenton as the new chairman. Graham will be bringing over 30 years of experience in the can industry, taking the helm from Geoff Courtney, who has held the position since 2011. […]

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APEAL to ‘steel’ the show

APEAL, The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, announced today that it will host a dedicated ‘Steel for Packaging’ stand for the first time at the forthcoming Interpack show in Düsseldorf, 8th – 14th May 2014. APEAL’s secretary general, Alexander Mohr, believes the show to be an ideal platform for APEAL to engage […]

Lighter, more stable metal packaging

The topic of lightweight products is of growing interest to the packaging and consumer goods industries: for example, the less an aluminium aerosol can weighs, the lower the material and transportation costs will be. The aerosol can produced by Schuler’s ICON V-Drive vertical drawing and ironing press weighs around 20% less than conventional containers. Following […]

Heinz unveils new packaging design

Heinz is introducing a brand new pack design across its entire pasta portfolio in a bid to drive new consumers to the category. The new design uses colourful illustrations to remind consumers about the inherent benefits of Heinz Spaghetti and Heinz Spaghetti Hoops. Featuring a plump juicy tomato, the label brings to life how a […]

Vision Experts selects Henko Inc. as Asia sales partner

Vision Experts has appointed Henko Incorporated as its new excliusive sales partner for its print inspection solutions for metal decorated sheets. Henko conveniently reaches out to the Asia region with its Head Office in Singapore and offices in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Shanghai and Bangkok. Henko provides services such as line system integration, equipment […]

WorldSkills success for CMB Engineering apprentices

The CMB Engineering apprentice scheme aims to equip young individuals with the engineering skills required to succeed in the industry. In March last year CMB Engineering apprentices Andrew Maguire, George Moffat and Daniel Gebhard won first prize in the Manufacturing Team Challenge at the national WorldSkills UK competition, qualifying them to compete at the WorldSkills […]

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 […]


Applied Vision increases Latin American support

Two new offices established to directly serve Mexico and Central/South America. Applied Vision Corporation has opened two satellite offices to support its increasing customer base in Mexico City and Central/South America in São Paulo, Brazil. Primary contacts Juan Hernandez (Mexico), and Javier Hernandez (Central/ South America) come to Applied Vision with years of industry experience. “Our […]

CMI wins Gold in Media Contest

Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) won top honours for its sustainability microsite and direct marketing piece from the Association TRENDS’ 2013 All-Media Contest. In partnership with Fixation Marketing, CMI launched the B2B sustainability microsite, Cans: The Sustainable and Smart Solution. The site aims to promote metal cans as the best packaging choice for food and drinks. […]


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