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Silver for Rexam at ABRE Awards

Rexam was awarded the silver trophy for the Alcoholic Beverage Packaging category at the 2014 ABRE Brazilian Packaging Awards. The beverage can maker beat competition with the FUSION aluminium bottle for Smirnoff Ice. The bottle, which holds 11oz, is unique in the Ready to Drink (RTD) category in the country; it is the lightest bottle […]

Asia CanTech Awards deadline is this Friday!

The deadline for the Asia Can Awards is this coming Friday! It’s not too late to enter. Just follow the link below and send your entries accordingly. This year the Asia CanTech Awards will be presented at the Asia CanTech conference in Bangkok on 28 October 2014. These prestigious awards are open to all can manufacturers […]

Rexam to open graphics and design studio

This month, Rexam will open a new state-of-the-art graphics and design studio, designed to provide a unique offering for customers with on the spot design expertise, platemaking and proofing. The studio is based in Luton, UK, and will act as a one-stop-shop, showcasing Rexam’s graphic and design capabilities for customers. There features a dedicated suite […]


Every Can Counts helps retail sector

Every Can Counts has released research demonstrating how the retail sector can prepare for the new Waste (England and Wales) Regulations, which will be introduced on 1 January 2015. The research shows that implementing Every Can Counts has helped to ensure that over 80% of waste is recycled by participating shopping centres, with retailers setting […]

Ziggy Zoggy available in Rexam cans

Silver City Brewery is to offer Ziggy Zoggy Summer Lager as its first offering in aluminium with its launch in 12oz cans from Rexam. Brewed in the tradition of German style “Zwickelbier,” Ziggy Zoggy is an unfiltered lager that balances a crisp and elegant honey-like malt flavour with assertive, classic German hop character. “When we […]


Novelis joins WWF Climate Savers

Novelis has today announced the company has been accepted into World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Climate Savers program, an exclusive initiative of WWF to encourage companies to reduce their operational carbon footprint and act as agents of change within their sphere of influence. The company is the only metals business to be accepted into the program. […]

Coca-Cola UK to go colour coded

In 2015, Coca-Cola’s labels will change in the UK as it adopts the Department of Health’s voluntary front-of-pack labelling scheme and its colour coded system. When the scheme was announced last year, Coca-Cola considered signing up at the time but instead decided to continue with the Guideline Daily Amount system that was in use across […]

Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, India?

Where would you like to see Asia CanTech 2015 take place? Each year we throw open the polls to our readers to ensure we get the right location. Take part in the decision at www.surveymonkey.com/s/CWYCC83 Is India of interest? Or perhaps you see us all heading off to the Philippines? Tell us where you’d like […]

Aluminium futures down in India

In New Delhi the price of aluminium futures fell by 0.29 per cent today to Rs 122.25 per kg ($2.01) as speculators reduced positions amid weak demand in the spot market. According to The Economic Times, at the Multi Commodity Exchange, aluminium for delivery in September traded lower by 0.29 per cent in a business […]

Trelleborg to exhibit latest products at Asia CanTech

Trelleborg Coated Systems printing solutions operations is due to showcase its latest products for can printing at the Technical Conference and Exhibition at Asia CanTech 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand, from October 27 to 29. Recently added to Trelleborg’s printing blanket portfolio for cans in the Asia-Pacific region are two products for three-piece can printing. The […]


Thai Union to buy King Oscar

Thai Union Frozen Products Public Company Limited (TUF) is to buy seafood company ‘King Oscar’. King Oscar Holding AS is owned by the private equity fund Procuritas Capital Investors IV in the Nordic Region. The company is number one in the premium sardine category in Norway, USA and Australia, posting sales of USD 80 million […]

Ball recognised by DJSI

For the second consecutive year, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America (DJSI NA) have listed Ball Corporation as an industry leader in sustainability. Ball took the top spot in the Containers and Packaging category and remains the only company in its sector to be featured in both […]

Damm Group to speak at Euro CanTech

Eduard Tenas, purchasing manager at Damm Group, will give a keynote presentation at next year’s Euro CanTech event, to be held at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona (23-25 March). Damm Group are proud owners of the iconic Barcelona beer brand Estrella Damm, which has recognised that the can as a packaging option is very much […]

Consumers swayed by packaging

Innovation in packaging has a big impact on consumer purchasing decisions according to new research undertaken by Pelican Communications. The report uncovered that the purchasing decisions of almost four in 10 (38.5%) consumers are effected by innovations such as re-sealability, extended shelf-life, ease of opening and interactive features such as QR codes. Almost a quarter […]

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