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Alupro leads education campaign to boost household aerosol can recycling

Fewer than half of aerosol cans in the UK are correctly separated for recycling by consumers – something that recycling organisation Alupro is seeking to change. The UK-based aluminium packaging recycling organisation has launched its “Lonely Aerosol” campaign, featuring cartoon cans, to get consumers recycling more of their unwanted metal packaging. The social media-based appeal will use animated videos to...

Emballator makes bespoke can to celebrate 400th birthday

Sweden's Emballator Metal Group is bringing to life a specially-commissioned can that commemorates the 400th year of the city of Gothenburg. The can was designed by local artist Peter Apelgren and will contain gingerbread made by the popular Gothenburg bakery Göteborgs Pepparkaksbageri. Emballator has been making cans for Göteborgs Pepparkaksbageri for many years. Usually they are plain, with the bakery applying...

Kaiser reiterates commitment to sustainable aluminium

US canstock producer Kaiser Aluminum has released its latest report into its sustainability efforts and with it a pledge to be a champion for recyclable aluminium. As part of its environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives, the California-based company said it will increase the use of recycled scrap and closed-loop aluminium recycling programmes. It will also more fully align operations...

All-over decoration for beverage cans from Ardagh

The latest innovation from Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) promises to make beverage can ends as vibrant as the cans to which they are attached. H!ghend, launched by AMP Europe, offers high-quality CMYK decoration over the complete end and is suitable for short production runs. Available for 202-diameter ends, H!ghend has three main ranges: Colour, which matches specific colour branding; Image, which...

Industry body appeals for greater recognition of steel packaging

A publicity campaign to encourage more European consumers to buy and use tinplate packaging has been launched by APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging. APEAL, which works with governments, regulators, manufacturers and brands, has put together a free information pack to help social media influencers and others explain the facts and figures behind the arguments in...

End may be in sight for US beverage can shortage

The beverage can shortage in the US may be declining as more cans are produced by new domestic canmaking plants. Data from the government in Washington shows that the number of cans imported to make up for a severe shortfall has started to drop for the first time in almost two years. Canmakers and fillers imported 776 million units in November...

‘One-stop shop’ canmaking and canning start-up delayed

Production of canned drinks at a newly-constructed plant in Utah that intends to ‘disrupt’ the industry has been delayed. When the project announced last August, management at Vobev LLC said that operations at the 1.2 million sq ft plant west Salt Lake City would start in the fourth quarter of 2021, providing a “one-stop shop for beverage brands with simplified...

Ametek and Sensory Analytics unite measurement operations

Two US-based test and inspection system manufacturers have formed a strategic alliance to cut costs and broaden services to their customers, including canmakers. North Carolina-based Ametek Surface Vision and Pennsylvania-based Sensory Analytics will be working together to offer customers real-time measurement services across a number of industries. They also want the partnership to prompt new product offerings. Ametek Surface Vision is...

Germann+Frei refreshes leadership team

Swiss canmaking equipment manufacturer Germann+Frei AG has made additions to its leadership team. Dominique Engel has succeeded the company’s owner Heiner Germann as managing director. Engel joined the St Gallen-based company three years ago to support sales, marketing and business development. To smooth the transition, Germann will remain serving as deputy managing director and a member of the board. Roger Fichter, who...