Germânia 55 launches in lightest aluminium bottle

Rexam has secured another share of the recently established Brazilian aluminium bottle market with Germânia 55 beer in Fusion bottles. It is the first beverage of this type to be launched in the Fusion bottle, considered to be the lightest bottle in the South American market. “After the success of Germânia 55 in 24oz cans, […]

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 […]


Indie Beer Can festival shortlist

The first round of judging for the inaugural Indie Beer Can Festival competition has taken place. Brewers within the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have won the majority of finalist places – of the 12 shortlisted beers, 10 are brewed by SIBA members. The competition was launched earlier this year in partnership with SIBA and […]


Burnside Brewing Company selects Rexam cans

Burnside Brewing Company is launching its Couch Select Lager in Rexam 12oz cans. Couch Select Lager is a Helles style pale lager brewed with pilsner malt, American Tettnang hops and fermented with the Bohemian lager yeast strain. “Cans have a nostalgia to them that is very appealing,” said Jay Gilbert, owner and manager, Burnside Brewing […]


Aquarena Beverage selects Rexam cans

Aquarena Beverage is launching its new drink, FUGA Life, in 12 oz Sleek cans from Rexam. FUGA Life contains no artificial ingredients and was created in partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation. It features a pink lemonade flavour and a proprietary blend of 100% natural caffeine from Yerba Mate, green tea and coffee beans. […]


Ball recognised for green efforts

Newsweek, in partnership with Corporate Knights Capital and sustainability experts, has ranked Ball Corporation third among 500 US companies on overall environmental performance. The Newsweek Green Rankings evaluate the 500 largest publicly-traded companies in the US by market capitalisation and score them based on performance on eight key performance indicators. The eight key indicators are: […]

Ball partners Red Cross to support flooded communities

Ball Corporation has earmarked a total of €50,000 in funds and products through its partnership with Red Cross to support communities in Serbia and Bosnia facing large scale flooding. Devastating rains over the course of the last several weeks in Serbia and the surrounding areas have claimed the lives of more than 30 people and […]


Fifth anniversary for Every Can Counts Initiative

The Every Can Counts drinks can recycling initiative is celebrating its fifth anniversary, having launched in 2009. Since its launch, the initiative has expanded into seven European countries. In the UK the programme is delivered by a funding partnership comprising European and UK beverage can manufacturers, the aluminium packaging recycling industry and drinks brands. There […]

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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 […]

Partnership to monitor sustainable raw material use

AkzoNobel and Solvay have joined forces with Ernst & Young to develop a monitoring system that tracks and quantifies the use of renewable raw materials in paints, coatings and other applications. The partnership builds on last year’s agreement between AkzoNobel and Solvay, whereby the company progressively increases the use of Solvay’s bio-based epichlorohydrin, or Epicerol, […]

MetalMatters launches three new partnerships

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, has offered his support to the MetalMatters recycling communications programme. MetalMatters recently launched partnerships with the London Borough of Lewisham, Shropshire Council and Glasgow City Council, targeting 360,000 homes. The industry-funded campaign works with local authorities to help improve capture rates for metals […]

Aluminium Design and Technology Challenge winners announced

The Aluminium Design and Technology (D&T) Challenge, targeted at 11-14 year old pupils, took place at Birmingham’s science museum recently. There were four winners in all, with one individual chosen from each of three subject categories plus one overall winner. The subject categories included Transport, Building and Packaging Recycling. The four category winners were awarded […]

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