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Eviosys expands range of Orbit closures

A fourth diameter has been added to the range of award-winning Orbit twist-off metal closures offered by Swiss-based canmaker Eviosys. A 66mm version augments 63mm-, 70mm- and 82mm-diameter Orbit closures which consist of a floating central panel that is vacuum-sealed...

Trivium joins new partners to launch Brazil’s first water in aluminium bottles

Canmaker Trivium Packaging has partnered with Spa Mineral Saúde pela Água to introduce Brazil’s first mineral water in aluminium bottles.  Spa Agua is a new brand owned by experienced investors in the mineral water market. Their business concept is to...

Metal design innovations wow judges at student awards

A “striking” and “sophisticated” luxury brand can scooped the top prize in the Starpack Students Awards, organised by engineering institution the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3). The ‘Verdure’, created by Nottingham Trent University student Matt Ledger, who is...

Ferrero Group chooses Crown’s cans for Estathé summer launch

Italian fruit tea brand Estathé has been launched with a range of cartoon characters printed on Crown’s sleek cans for a summer promotion. The lemon and peach teas, from the Ferrero Group, come in eight designs produced by Crown’s EMEA...

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 of an overcap with a more consumer-friendly broad finger pad.  The ErgoShield was developed with US-based...

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 bisphenols in food and drink packaging materials, which is expected to come into force at...

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 CF35 is Innovus’ most technologically advanced beverage machine to date, all packed into a compact...

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 the science of light waves, said its inkless technology would enable “comprehensive track and trace...

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 the region to design packaging that delivers “better results for consumers and the environment alike”,...

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 of steel's circularity”. The association said the transformation was the result of an extensive consultation with...

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 arm. Beijing-based ORG has revived an acquisition plan that had been put on hold and made...

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 that emerges when the can is opened with a full-aperture easy-open end. Future Lemon Sour is...

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 components. The Parma, Italy-based company’s seamer overhauling business is moving to steel replacements to “meet stringent...

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 giant looks to sharpen its focus on innovation and boost operational efficiencies. Glew has been promoted...

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 require strong containers, which are made by canmaker Muhr & Söhne, also in Germany, as...

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 packaging, aerospace, and automotive, confirmed production at the mill, which has been operating since 1963,...

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 the “leading UK distributor of aluminium bottles”, BlueSky said the jars are durable and sustainable,...

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, according to its annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report. The results, verified by Bureau Veritas...

Klinghammer invests as it celebrates 130 years

Canmaking equipment manufacturer Klinghammer Group has invested to expand production capacity, and introduced a number of new features to its shaping machines, as it celebrates 130 years in business. The Germany-based company, which started out in 1894 as an equipment...

Grupp takes over aerosol cans division at Tubex

Cornelius Grupp, chief executive at Tubex since September 2023, is taking responsibility for the aerosol cans division at aluminium tube and aerosol manufacturer Tubex. He takes on the mantle from Leopold Werdich, who as managing director, has grown the company...
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Halls of fame

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