Canmaking

Canmaker ORG plans to undermine Baosteel bid for CPMC

China's ORG has escalated a bidding war for control of CPMC Holdings, seeking to undermine a deal that would see the fellow canmaker taken over by Baosteel’s canmaking business, Shanghai Baosteel Packaging. Beijing-based ORG has revived an acquisition plan that...

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...

Campbell’s third quarter results boosted by acquisition

Campbell Soup Company has reported a 6% increase in sales to US$2.4 billion in the third fiscal quarter of 2024, and the completion of the acquisition of Sovos Brands. For the three months to 28 April, it meant that sales...

thyssenkrupp Rasselstein appoints new head of sales

Germany’s only tinplate manufacturer thyssenkrupp Rasselstein has appointed Clarissa Odewald as chief sales officer and chair of the executive board. With the appointment effective from 1 July, she will take over from Dr Peter Biele, who is leaving to manage...

Speira to build fourth recycling furnace at Rheinwerk

Aluminium rolling and recycling company Speira is investing EUR40 million (US$43.5m) in creating additional recycling capacity to achieve “up to 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 per year” at its Rheinwerk facility in Neuss, Germany. The fourth new furnace is planned...

Copacabana Beach hosts Brazilian leg of global can recycling festival

Every Can Counts’ (ECC) international beverage can recycling event will hit cities around the world this week, including Rio de Janeiro’s famous Copacabana beach, as part of the organisation’s celebration of World Environment Day and its fourth International Recycling...

Trivium advances on carbon reduction efforts

Trivium Packaging’s latest sustainability report shows that the Netherlands-based canmaker significantly beat its annual reduction plan for Scope 1 and 2 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions last year.  Trivium said emissions generated by its operations and its energy policies were slashed...

Joksic takes on mantle of ETMA president

Zoran Joksic, sales director of Albéa, a manufacturer of beauty packaging, has been elected president of the European Tube Manufacturers Association (ETMA). At the association’s General Assembly in Warsaw, Joksic commented on the stability of the industry in an environment...

Wakol completes internal succession of top management

Martin Eichel and Martin Schafer have succeeded Christian Groß, as joint managing directors at Wakol, which develops and produces industrial sealants, adhesives and other materials. Eichel will lead the company’s international activities and subsidiaries, as well as internal sales and...

Rasselstein configurator offers faster ordering service

Tinplate mill specialist Thyssenkrupp Rasselstein has upgraded its Rasselstein Express configurator for canmakers who need to order packaging steels. Customers are now able to configure their tinplate material requirements on the Packaging Steel Shop website, with a wider range of...

Sonoco opens technical and engineering centre in Ohio

Global packaging manufacturer Sonoco has opened a new Metal Packaging Technical & Engineering Center in Columbus, Ohio. The 11,000 sqft state-of-the-art facility houses laboratories, prototyping equipment, training rooms and collaboration spaces. Sonoco says the centre demonstrated its “commitment to expand leadership...

MPMA calls for entries to Metal Pack of the Year

The deadline for entries to the UK Packaging Awards’ Metal Pack of the Year is fast approaching, with nominations closing on 14 June. The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA), which represents canmakers in the UK, sponsors the Metal Pack of...

European trade body in the loop with new magazine

Metal Packaging Europe (MPE), the trade body for Europe’s metal packaging industry, has launched a triannual interactive magazine for its members. The Loop was launched on social media to “celebrate the beverage can”. The 24-page magazine explores the world of...

Bunting acquires printing cylinder manufacturer

US-based Bunting has acquired TD Wright, expanding its range of magnetic printing cylinders for the metal decorating industry. TD Wright is best known for its checkerboard design on its ENOC system – an adjustable tapered shaft – and the CD2,...

Rising cost pass through boosts sales at Toyo Seikan

Sales and profits for Japanese canmaker Toyo Seikan, reported in its full-year 2023 results, improved due to cost pass-through to customers in its domestic packaging operations. Net sales increased 4.9% to JPY950.6 billion (US$6.06bn), more than the revised estimate posted...

Ohio brewery wins INX can design contest

The winner of the fifth annual Colored by INX can design contest is Jackie O’s Brewery for its Mystic Mama West Coast Style IPA label. Five independent judges shortlisted five cans and the public voted for their favourite design on...

Stolle relocates Asia Pacific office in Vietnam

Leading canmaking equipment manufacturer Stolle Machinery has relocated its Asia Pacific office to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Previously at Stolle Asia Pacific’s warehouse in Binh Duong, the new Stolle Asia Pacific commercial office is now in the Viettel...

Children collect more than a million cans in recycling contest

The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) has teamed up with Scrap University Kids Division, an educational organisation aimed at teaching children about the benefits of recycling metal, for the first Million Cans Recycling Contest across the US. More than one million...

Massilly acquires Eurobox to target premium packaging market

French canmaker Massilly has acquired a majority stake in Spain's Eurobox Metal Packaging in a move aimed at strengthening its position in Europe's premium metal packaging market. The deal, made for an undisclosed sum, will allow the two companies to...
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Halls of fame

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