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Ball Q2 results strong

Ball Corporation has today reported second quarter net earnings attributable to the corporation of $153.1 million. “Our improved second quarter results were due to improving demand for beverage cans, excellent performance in our global beverage operations and solid program execution in our aerospace business,” said John A. Hayes, chairman, president and chief executive officer. Stronger […]

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BAMA Guides Members through ‘Red Tape’

The British Aerosol Manufacturer’s Association (BAMA) has claimed that official ‘red tape’ could make life very difficult for some varieties of aerosols. BAMA believes that the new red tape goes against the Government’s ‘Red Tape Challenge,’ which seeks to simplify regulations to make trading conditions safe but easier to follow and manage. BAMA is calling […]

AkzoNobel sponsors Gay Pride 2014

AkzoNobel will be spreading its own life-size rainbow coloured Pride Wings, which will glide through Amsterdam from July 31 to August 2 to show the firm’s support for Gay Pride 2014. The wings, which made their first appearance last Friday on the city’s Staalmeestersbrug, will be on show at the Mercatorplein and the Homo-monument on […]

Q Drinks selects Rexam cans

Q Drinks has selected Rexam 12 oz Sleek cans for its carbonated drinks range. Q Tonic, Q Ginger, Q Kola, Q Club, Q Lemon, Q Grapefruit and Q Orange are made with the finest ingredients including organic agave, quinine from the slopes of the Peruvian Andes, ginger from the fields of Southeast Asia and salt […]

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Canned seafood brands driving innovation

When it comes to appreciating the qualities of traditional foods, nothing unites the continent of Europe with the vast plains of the United States and the great sweep of Asian landscapes more than their mutual and abiding fondness for tuna. And a significant part of that mutual appreciation is the overwhelming packaging choice delivering tuna […]

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Smaller is better for Crown

Consumer preference for smaller, travel-sized packaging continues to grow in the United States. To help cosmetic and personal care brands capitalise on this opportunity, Crown Aerosol Packaging North America, offers a complete range of slim 45mm diameter aerosol containers, featuring a lean, easy-to-grip ergonomic profile with a range of decorative finishes and textures to create […]

Weidenhammer composite cans with Peel-off Top

Weidenhammer Packaging Group, suppliers of composite cans, has released a new generation of impermeable containers, which can be used to pack perishable products and oxygen-sensitive bulk goods. The new Peel-off Top composite can has a special metal closure similar to ones used on standard tin cans, which makes the can extremely gastight. Attached directly to […]


BAMA Awards now open for entry

The BAMA (the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association) Awards form is available to download from the BAMA website and is open to all BAMA members at: http://www.bama.co.uk/forum. The awards are in their sixth year and recognise high standards in the UK aerosol industry. The Awards will be presented at a gala dinner on the 16th October […]

New-look AEROBAL website

The International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers, AEROBAL, has launched a new-look website which centres on the aesthetics and premium nature of aluminium. “This is because it is the numerous beneficial properties of aluminium that provide that decisive competitive edge over comparative packaging materials,” explains Gregor Spengler, secretary general of AEROBAL. “And it is […]

Hotel announced for Euro CanTech 2015

The Hotel Arts has been chosen as the next Euro CanTech Venue. The Hotel Arts is one of the most striking waterfront hotels in the vibrant Catalan capital and a luxurious oasis near the beach, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Overlooking miles of pristine beaches and the grand vista of Port Olimpic, this Barcelona beach […]

EAA welcomes steps taken towards circular economy

The European Commission is working to strengthen the EU waste policy framework in order to transition to a circular economy. The European Aluminium Association (EAA) has welcomed this move  ”EAA welcomes the European Commission’s package and supports many of its flagship proposals, including the new requirements on waste exports to combat illegal shipments of waste, the […]

Empac launches new website

Empac, European Metal Packaging, an association that aims to bring together European producers of rigid metal packaging and their supply chain, has launched a new website, Whymetalpackaging.com. The website is designed to aid decision makers involved in packaging and to make them aware of the sustainability of metal packaging options. It explains the permanent material […]

CMC-KUHNKE launches the MCI-1000 Monobloc Can Inspection Station

CMC-KUHNKE has launched the MCI-1000 Monobloc Can Inspection Station, which uses optical technology to measure critical parameters of Monobloc Aerosol Cans. The new equipment is based on the Bottle Can Inspector (BCI-1000) and uses precision optics and high-resolution cameras to take all measurements automatically. The MCI-1000 can measure diameter, curl outer diameter, curl inner diameter, […]

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