raw materials

 

EAA reinforces its recycling dimension

The European Aluminium Association (EAA) has announced the appointment of Magdalena Garczynska as the director of its new recycling department. This new position will strengthen the expertise of EAA on an industry segment that is a cornerstone of the aluminium industry’s sustainability. “The appointment of Magdalena comes at a crucial time as the EU starts […]

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September 2013

This issue contains the annual Supplier Profile, the essential guide to equipment, materials, tools and services for the metal packaging industry – this year it is bigger and better than ever. But there is also so much more to read! Mall/Herlan has unveiled high speed bottle necking and shaping machine in Italy, and in China, […]

Aluminium price “fix”

Well, if the general public didn’t have enough reasons to hate investment banks now there is another one. According to an investigation by the New York Times one investment bank’s ownership of warehouses in Detroit in the US, is allowing it to move aluminium around between its sites. The practice is not illegal but does […]

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October 2012

The October issue of CanTech International includes a preview of our annual conference Asia CanTech 2012. Other articles look at steel packaging developments and the used and refurbished equipment market. Another article offers tips on how to keep your can line in top condition while there is an explanation of vacuum systems. There is also a look at how the beverage can has changed over the years.

EU recognise metals as ‘permanent material’

Permanent materials, including metals, have been recognised as a new resource category by the European Parliament. Industry body Metal Packaging Europe (MPE), which has worked hard to bring resource efficiency to the forefront of EU Policy, has welcomed the move.

Metal matters

The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (Apeal) took part in a debate on metal packaging’s contribution to a resource-efficient Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels. Patricia Mobbs, communications manager, reports on the event

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INX International announces price increase

The rising cost of raw materials has forced INX International Ink Co to announce a price increase effective from April 1, 2011. The company, which is a provider of inks for metal decorating, has cited the unprecedented upward price pressure on raw materials, transportation and the continued instability in the raw material supply chain as the major contributing factors for this new price increase.

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March 2009

Regulars: New Products: New cans and ends in the market place Equipment News: The latest machinery and equipment for the can line Candid: Vince Major, commercial director of Crown’s UK Ireland, Benelux and Scandinavia regions, is now chairman of The Can Makers Features: Tinplate turns to gold: The huge swings in tinplate prices and other […]

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