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CMB Engineering adds Head of Quality to Management Team

CMB Engineering has created a Head of Quality role within its organisational structure. Alan Grogan has been appointed to the role to focus on optimising the current business systems utilising an integrated management approach and implementing tools designed to meet the needs of their customers and employees. “We are extremely pleased and fortunate to have […]

AkzoNobel on track in Q4

AkzoNobel has announced that trading into the fourth quarter of 2013 continued to be in line with previous trends. Although the economic environment continued to be challenging, as previously indicated, AkzoNobel’s full year 2013 operating income before incidental items is unlikely to exceed €908 million. The Performance Improvement Program is on track to achieve its […]

LME announces Executive Committee appointments

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has announced two appointments to its senior management team. Stuart Sloan and Catherine Lester have joined the LME as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Strategy, and Chief Financial Officer respectively. Sloan will be responsible for much of the operation of the LME and will work with the senior management […]

Second sustainability report from Crown

Crown Holdings has announced the release of their second Sustainability Report, which was structured using the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G3 Guidelines at Application Level C. It focuses on developments in the company’s sustainability efforts from an economic, environmental and social perspective since its inaugural publication was issued in November 2011. Looking at fiscal years […]


Top retailers up to speed with aerosol regulations

The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association have told the annual meeting of its Retail Liaison Group that aerosol regulations and labelling are changing. The BAMA Retail Liaison Group consists of technical representatives from many of the UK’s major retailers, including several of the largest grocery, pharmacy and DIY retail chains. The network keeps retailers up to […]

Rexam celebrates fourth line at Ludesch plant

Rexam, Europe’s largest beverage can manufacturer, is celebrating the official opening of the fourth production line at its Ludesch plant in Austria. The new line adds an additional 0.7 billion can capacity to the plant’s annual production, following a £20million investment by Rexam.   The plant, which opened in 2007, is a wall-to-wall facility next […]

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Roeslein to sell shares to employees

Roeslein & Associates has announced that it will soon be employee-owned. The Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) set up by Roeslein will involve the majority owner, Rudi Roeslein, selling a portion of his interest in the company to its employees. The sale will be made via shares of company stock to employees as part of […]

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 www.aluminium-closures.org 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 […]

Glow-in-the-dark can

Russian Favorit Stolica has relaunched its Black Jack brand with Russia’s first glow-in-the-dark beverage can. The new cans have updated graphics that include fluorescent ink and will be used across the Black Jack range of cocktail-inspired alcopops, including Mojito, Tequila Boom, Sex-on-the-Beach and Rum and Coke. Rexam Russia is producing the 50cl cans for the […]


Milkshake in a can

Alcon Group has partnered with Rexam to launch MIO, a unique and refreshing lemonade flavoured milkshake. Recognising a gap in the market amongst teenagers and young adults for a carbonated milk based drink, Rexam and Alcon have worked together to produce an innovative can design to launch the first beverage of this type in Russia. […]


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 […]

Easylid closure rolled out across Europe

European paint manufacturers seeking the latest in convenience packaging now have access to the Easylid closure from Crown Aerosols and Speciality Packaging Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings. Designed to make the opening and reclosing of paint cans significantly easier, the technology made its market debut in Finland and is now available for adoption […]

Ball’s designs recognised at Golden Image Awards

During the 2013 Golden Image Awards Competition – held last month in Orlando, Flordia – The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association recognised Ball Corporation for its industry-leading specialty container designs. Ball swept the digitally printed container category with four winning entries: – Gold – Maryland Decorated Tin – Silver – Outer Banks Popcorn Tin – Bronze – Fisher’s Popcorn New […]


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