Aerosols on the rise

According to figures released by the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) the UK aerosol sector has grown for the fourth year running. The annual UK filling figures show an overall increase of 3% for 2014 compared with the previous year. In total, UK producers filled 1509.7 million cans last year, with aerosols produced for both […]


Southbound Brewing Company chooses evercan

The Southbound Brewing Company in Georgia, US, has selected cans made from Novelis’ evercan high-recycled content aluminium can sheet. “We founded Southbound to bring the innovation and excitement of the American craft beer revolution to Savannah and the Southeast,” says Carly Wiggins, director, marketing and sales, Southbound Brewing Company and Membership Chair of the Georgia […]


Novelis launches evercycle

Novelis has announced the first product in a new portfolio of certified high-recycled content aluminium for speciality applications called evercycle. This new material will apparently enable customers to produce infinitely recyclable products with a lower carbon footprint. The first product in the portfolio is designed for aluminium food containers. Certified by SCS Global Services to […]

Euro CanTech Day Two

The second day of presentations was set in motion this morning by John Revess of Rexam. The delegation were no doubt interested to hear if he would discuss the potential takeover by Ball, and whilst this was mention briefly in the beginning, the main body of his presentation was devoted to his specialist area of […]

The Can Makers appoints new chairman

The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing the UK manufacturers of drinks cans, has appointed Martin Constable as the new chairman. Martin takes over from Graham Fenton. Martin Constable comments, “It is certainly an exciting time to be chairman of the Can Makers. We’ve seen strong market performance for drinks cans across the board, […]


Under attack!

The editor of a sister publication of ours, Food & Drink Technology, recently attended a conference, at which a presentation was given on the likelihood of the cardboard carton eventually taking over the role of the metal can. As you can imagine, this caused quite some stir in the office and I myself was motivated […]

Red Brick selects cans from Novelis

Red Brick Brewing Company, the oldest operating craft brewery in Georgia, US, has selected evercan aluminium cans from Novelis for its beer. Novelis’ evercan is the world’s first certified high-recycled content aluminium can sheet. Red Brick will expand its beverage packaging options to include evercan aluminium cans for all of its year-round offerings, beginning with […]

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First ever Cradle-to-Cradle beverage can certification

Carlsberg has been awarded a bronze level certification from the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute for cans supplied by Rexam into the UK market. The award marks the first time a beverage package has been certified by the Institute. The certification is part of Carlsberg’s Circular Community initiative, of which Rexam was a founding partner back […]


AkzoNobel trading updates

AkzoNobel has released its full-year and Q4 2014 trading updates. Highlights included: Full-year results: • Revenue down 2 percent: Volume up 1 percent in all Business Areas, more than offset by currency effects and divestments • Operating income excluding incidental items was €1,072 million (2013: €897 million), up 20 percent • Operating income of €987 […]

Sun Chemical’s sustainability report

Sun Chemical has released its 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report. The report focuses on energy consumption/conservation at production and non-production sites, the energy carbon footprint at the production sites, process waste reduction, water consumption, materials safety and employee safety. “Our customers want to know that Sun Chemical is doing its part to be a sustainable organisation. […]


Meeting demand for aluminium

A delegation from the European aluminium industry has recently met with European Commission vice-president for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič. Following the high-level discussions, EAA director-general Gerd Götz issues the following statement: “To meet fast-growing demand for aluminium in key end-use markets and maintain its leadership in innovation and sustainability, the European aluminium industry needs […]

Rexam’s La Selva plant converts to aluminium

Rexam’s La Selva plant near Tarrogona, Spain, has completed the conversion of its three final production lines from steel to aluminium. The project was completed on time and within budget. Speaking about the project completion, Iain Percival, sector director for Rexam Europe, says: “After nine months of hard work and cooperation between the Spanish and […]


New appointments at Ball Packaging Europe

Ball Packaging Europe has appointed Dennis Schuilenburg as its new marketing director and Joerg Deppmeyer as general manager. Both have previously worked in the fast-moving consumer goods world (FMCG). Dennis Schuilenburg joins Ball from Samsung Electronics Benelux, where he served as the director of marketing. He has also previously held leading positions for consumer brand […]

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The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), in collaboration with aluminium industry leaders such as Ball and Rexam, has introduced a comprehensive standard that aims to improve the industry’s environmental, social and governance performance throughout its entire value chain, including plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. After a year-long development effort, the ASI Performance Standard will […]