BAMA Awards 2014 results

The results of the 2014 BAMA Awards were announced at the annual British Aerosol Manufacturer’s Association gala dinner in the West Midlands, UK, on 16 October. The 2014 winners of the BAMA Awards, as selected by a panel of independent industry experts, were: Aerosol of the Year – Reabrook Ltd. for its Bouffe hair care […]

Crown Holdings releases 2013 Sustainability Report

Crown Holdings has released its 2013 Sustainability Report. The new report is the company’s second review of developments in its sustainability efforts from an economic, environmental and social perspective. According to the report, in 2012 more than 1.3 million tons of tinplate steel was recycled by the economy as a whole. In addition, according to […]


Lanico’s SteeloCare at Metpack

At this year’s Metpack in Essen, Germany, Lanico unveiled its SteeloCare product, a tinplate monobloc design aerosol can. The cans were developed alongside packaging steel producer ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein and the press manufacturer Schuler Pressen. Lanico’s technique enables inner seaming of the can, a visible bottom fold is not required. The can reaches the 18 bar […]

One trillion served

Jack Knight recently took up the challenge to see how many items were printed on metal worldwide.

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 […]

Tinplate is top in Germany

With a material recycling rate of 93.1% of material consumed, tinplate maintained its top position among packaging materials in Germany once again in 2012. The tinplate figure, published annually by the Gesellschaft für Verpackungsmarktforschung (Society for Packaging Research), which was over 90% for the seventh time in a row, has stabilised with values around 93%. […]


Hindustan Tin Works announces financial results

Hindustan Tin Works, one of India’s leading can manufacturers, has reported its latest quarterly profit and revenue numbers. Its Q2 results (for the period ending 30 September, 2013) state that it has achieved a 39.7% jump in net profit after tax.   India’s one of the leading can manufacturer producing a wide range of cans, […]

Tinplate prices on the rise in India

Metal Container Manufacturers Association of India (MCMA) has expressed serious concern relating to an approximate 8% increase in tinplate prices by a local producer, which it believes are abnormal and unjustified. MCMA believes that this has been done primarily to benefit from adverse rupee dollar parity in the last two months, in which the landing […]

Changing perceptions of canned foods

– I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Atit Bhatia – senior vice president of Hindustan Tin Works and member of our editorial advisory board – who provided some great insight into the current state of the can making market in India. Noting the fact that the canned food market in the country is […]


Only silver attendance-only and can maker packages are now available for the successful Asia CanTech event in Surabaya, Indonesia. All platinum presentation slots are booked and all gold tabletop packages have sold out. Don’t miss out. The agenda includes keynote presentations from: Hiroshi Ueno General Manager, Universal Can – Japan John Bigley Managing Director, Metal Australasia, Ardagh – […]

South Africa converts to aluminium cans

Between 100-200 million South African Rand (£6.1m-£12.2m) a year will flow into the scrap metals and recycling industry as a result of the conversion from tin-plated steel cans to aluminium cans, providing an additional 2,000-3,000 people a source of income from collecting and selling used cans, estimates South Africa’s sole beverage can manufacturer Nampak Bevcan. […]

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Huber Packaging Group to move out of Russia

German based Huber Packaging is pulling out of a its Russian tin-plate manufacturing facility. The company had built a facility in the greater Moscow region to produce tin-plate packaging for the industrial chemicals sector. Huber opened the site after saying there was “strong demand” for western-standard tin-plate packaging, particularly in the market segment for paints […]