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Tin cans and metal scrap used for Canvironment Week fashion show

Can manufacturing company Hindustan Tin Works and Pearl Academy, a design, fashion and art institute based in India, recently celebrated their ‘The Spirit of Sustainability’ fashion show event for the Canvironment Week in New Delhi. The fashion show witnessed students of Pearl Academy walking the ramp and showcasing their innovative designs created out of tin […]

Ball to cease production at aerosol plant

Ball Corporation has announced that it will cease production at the company’s Danville, Ill., steel aerosol packaging manufacturing plant during the second half of 2014. Ball will redeploy the plant’s assets to other existing company facilities and will continue to supply the plant’s customers. The Danville plant produces three-piece welded aerosol cans and ends for […]

Rexam issues interim management statement

Rexam, the global consumer packaging company, has issued its interim management statement for the period from 1 July 2013. The company states that results for the group are in line with its expectations, and that its financial position is unchanged from that at 30 June 2013. Overall global volumes in beverage cans were up 3% […]

Colep and Scitra to manufacture aerosols in the Middle East

Colep, with headquarters in Europe, and Scitra, a United Arab Emirates based company and part of the Albatha Group, have announced a joint venture agreement to create an aerosol contract manufacturing operation in the UAE. The venture will operate under the name of Colep Scitra Aerosols. The parties will invest in expansion and improvement of […]

In-house can production for Bonduelle

Crown Food Europe has partnered with the Bonduelle Group, a producer of prepared vegetables, to install a new metal packaging production line inside the company’s Novotitarovskaia plant in Krasnodar Krai, southern Russia. Russian consumption has been growing significantly over the last five years, driven in no small part by international companies like Bonduelle. The brand […]

‘Next generation food can’ wins award

Ardagh Group has been awarded the MPMA ‘Best in Metal’ Supreme Gold Award 2013 for its innovative, lightweight Nemo can produced for Bonduelle, Europe’s leading canned and frozen vegetable brand. Heralded as the ‘next generation food can’, the Bonduelle Nemo can is the result of ten years’ research and development and combines ‘two-piece’ can production […]

12oz can multipacks for green tea beverage

Xing tea, an all-natural, green tea available in 14 flavours, is expanding into a new package for consumers – 12oz cans from Ball. The new can size joins Xing’s well-known 24oz can package, also from Ball. “Our new can size, which is available in 12oz can, 12-pack fridge packs, provides all the great taste of […]

Aluminium industry hit by EU regulatory costs

Cost pressure of EU policies and regulations has put the European aluminium industry at a competitive disadvantage to its global rivals. This is the key finding of a study undertaken for the European Commission in the framework of its Fitness Check on the aluminium sector. The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) has performed an […]

Horse DNA detected in canned beef from Romania

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has been informed that a batch of canned sliced beef that was found to contain horse DNA has been withdrawn from sale. Horse meat is not identified in the ingredients list and therefore it should not have been present in the product. The canned beef was manufactured in Romania in […]

Can remains most recycled beverage container

Industry recycling of aluminium beverage containers in the United States continued its decade-long upward trend in 2012 with a rate of 67%, according to data released by the Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). This is the highest recycling rate since the early 1990s and the second highest […]

Aerosol cans help drive Ball earnings

Ball Corporation has reported third quarter net earnings attributable to the corporation of $115.2 million, up on $115.1 million from the same quarter of 2012. Improved operational results were put down to better than expected global beverage can volumes, an improved seasonal vegetable harvest and solid execution companywide. In the Americas and Asia, metal beverage […]


Online design portal and can catalogue launched

Rexam, one of the leading global beverage can makers, has launched an online design portal that aims to support its customers in obtaining the best printed design for their cans. The recently launched portal is accompanied by a new Global Can Catalogue that provides customers with an overview of Rexam’s extensive range of cans, Fusion […]


In-house production line for canned fish producer

Crown Food Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings, has installed an aluminium can production line inside the Rabo de Peixe plant of Cofaco, the leader in the Portuguese canned fish market. Located in Cofaco’s plant on São Miguel Island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, the in-house line serves to meet a growing […]

World Aluminium Aerosol selects can award winners

The winners of the World Aluminium Aerosol Can Awards 2013 were presented at this year’s Aerobal congress, the global association for manufacturers of aluminium aerosol cans. A truly global competition, the 18 Aerobal members with their production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia and Africa account for about 75% of production worldwide. […]


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