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In Search of Imperfection

Test and inspection equipment is being adapted to accommodate the growing portfolio of can formats rolling off canmakers’ lines, while the increasing...

Halls of fame

With Cannex & Fillex set to take place in Guangzhou, China, next month, exhibitors are preparing their products ready for showcasing....

Performance upgrade for Silgan’s aerosol can actuator

US-based Silgan Dispensing is to launch an aerosol actuator for two-piece cans with a spray-through cap that is said to combine the protective benefits...

European countries back proposal to ban Bisphenol A from all packaging

An expert committee of the European Union, backed by EU member states, has voted to support a ban on Bisphenol A (BPA) and other...

Seaming machine is its ‘most technologically advanced’, says Innovus

An addition to the Innovus range of beverage canning equipment, the CF35 seven-head inline machine, has been launched. The Sussex, UK-based engineering company said: “The...

DataLase offers sustainable label-free can coding and marking

Print solutions company DataLase has developed an inkless process to support metal can decoration. The Cheshire, UK-based company, which offers photonic print solutions that use...

Amcor focuses on material technologies with European innovation centre

Australian packaging company Amcor has officially opened its European innovation centre in Ghent, Belgium. The new facility will partner with brands and retailers from across...

APEAL rebrands to Steel for Packaging Europe

The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) has rebranded to Steel for Packaging Europe as it looks to “better capture the essence...

Canmaker ORG revives bid for CPMC with counteroffer

The holding company behind China’s ORG Packaging has escalated the bidding for control of CPMC Holdings, possibly sidelining a rival bid by Baosteel’s canmaking...

Asahi claims ‘world first’ for real lemon slices in RTD beverage

Asahi Breweries has launched in Japan what it says is the world’s first ready-to-drink lemon sour alcoholic drink with a real slice of lemon...

Imeta upgrades can seamers with stainless steel

Seamer specialists Imeta is now offering bases and the structural parts of can seamers in stainless steel, as replacements for the original cast iron...

Ball sharpens focus with EMEA and Asia appointment

Dr Mandy Glew has been appointed as senior vice president of Ball Corporation and president of its EMEA and Asia region, as the packaging...

Coatings manufacturer claims carbon savings with Bluemint choice

German coatings manufacturer Westwood has made significant carbon dioxide equivalent emission savings by using containers made from steelmaker Thyssenkrupp Rasselstein's Bluemint tinplate. The hazardous materials...

Kaiser Aluminum to close Texas mill

US canstock producer Kaiser Aluminum is to close its Sherman mill in Texas, citing “challenges and business realities”. The manufacturer of aluminium products for...

Distributor claims ‘first’ in availability of aluminium pill bottles for health market

A UK distributor claims to be the first in the country to offer aluminium pill bottles to the health and wellness industries. Describing itself as...

Canmaker ups GHG reduction targets after smashing 2027 goals

Europe-based Eviosys reached its 2027 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target four years early in 2023, exceeding its goals for the third successive year,...
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