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APEAL releases European steel recycling figures

The latest European steel recycling figures have been released by APEAL (the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging). In 2012, 2.7 million tonnes of steel packaging were recycled to make new steel products, corresponding to an average European rate of 74%, reinforcing the trend for steel being the most recycled packaging material in […]


May River Capital purchases Pride Engineering

May River Capital, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm, has purchased and recapitalised Pride Engineering in partnership with management and other co-investors. Pride, based in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, designs and manufactures mission critical machine tools and equipment used in the production of two-piece metal cans for the beverage and food industries. The transaction represents a […]

One billion ends for HTW

Hindustan Tin Works Ltd (HTW), celebrated the export of its “One billion’th end” at the Metal Packaging Plaza during the Interpack show, the world’s largest packaging exhibition, held at Messe Dusseldorf, Germany. This landmark achievement is a huge step forward in HTWs plans to become a major supplier of ends across the world. On this […]

London bus a hit at Metpack

The CanTech Routemaster bus was very well received at the recent Metpack show in Essen, Germany. Following a three day drive from its home in Wales, UK, the red behemoth arrived at the show in very good time. It was joined by the CanTech team on Monday 5th May, where it was turned into a […]

Metpack: The Metpack Conference

Anders Linde, secretary general of Metal Packaging Europe, opened the Metpack conference with a review of the history of the can, claiming that its invention ‘has changed the world.’ At the conference, nine international experts gave an overview of new technologies and recent research results. Linde’s opening speech addressed the historical significance of the can, […]

Metpack: Matriruiz wins Gold at Metpack

At the Metpack Innovation Awards, the Spanish company Matriruiz has scooped the gold for its Spider Head Liner. Gernot Geldner, chairman of the jury, said that it had taken the panel, including our own publisher Neil McRitchie, over three hours to decide on the winners. Geldner said at the announcement: “The industry is really innovative, […]

Big Wood Brewery selects Rexam cans

Big Wood Brewery has added a fifth beer to its lineup of craft beers in Rexam 16 ounce cans. Amigo Grande features the tagline “Cerveza De Playa,” which roughly translates into “Beer of the Beach.” Amigo Grande is a Mexican Style Lager with five percent alcohol by volume (ABV). It joins Big Wood’s Jack Savage […]


BAMA releases annual aerosol filling figures

The UK aerosol filling figures have remained robust, figures released by the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) show. Following two years of strong year on year increases, the sector has stabilised with overall growth of just 0.1 per cent. In 2013, 1466.5 million cans were filled in total within the UK compared with 1,464.7 million […]

Kill Cliff launches new energy drink flavour in Rexam cans

Kill Cliff sports recovery drink has extended its line to include a third delicious flavour, Lemon-Lime, which will be available in Rexam 12oz Sleek cans. Kill Cliff’s sports recovery drink is gluten-free and includes essential vitamins, enzymes, plant extracts and electrolytes. It is designed to replenish micronutrients and support the body’s inflammation system to aid […]


CMB Engineering wins Queen’s Award for International Trade

CMB Engineering has been awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade 2014. The award recognises the firm for its contributions to International Trade and its growth in overseas earnings over three years. “We are delighted to have been recognised for CMB Engineering’s contribution to international business trade,” says Andrew Truelove, general manager at CMB Engineering. […]

Hindustan Tin Works celebrates export of 1bn ends

Hindustan Tin Works will celebrate the export of its “1bn ends” at the Metal Packaging Plaza during the upcoming Interpack show (May 8 – 14, Messe Dusseldorf, Germany.) The company is aiming to position itself as a global end manufacturer by exporting its products like metal ends, components, cans, printed sheets to the major brand […]

Henkel Beauty Care selects aerosol cans from Ball

Henkel Beauty Care has selected aerosol cans from Ball for its beauty care brand, Fa. Ball manufactures the extruded aluminum can using a new metal technology, which utilises recycled aluminum to create a metal alloy that exhibits increased strength and allows lightweighting of the container without affecting package integrity. This technology allows Ball to lightweight […]


Carlsberg Denmark selects Rexam to produce four new can designs

Carlsberg Denmark has selected Rexam to produce four new can designs celebrating Carlsberg’s sponsorship of the Barclays Premier League. The limited edition 33cl cans are produced at Rexam’s Fredericia plant by combining two designs on parallel lines, which are mixed before palletising to deliver four designs simultaneously. The designs show images of football fans in […]


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