Canmaking

Ardagh given gold award for sustainability

Corporate social responsibility ratings company EcoVadis has judged Ardagh Group’s responsible and sustainable business practices as outstanding for the sixth time. The gold award places the Luxembourg-based metal and glass packaging manufacturer in the top five per cent of the companies assessed by EcoVadis worldwide, the company said. The independent rating organisation surveys more than a dozen criteria relating to a...

Novvia acquisition spurs nationwide ambitions of US metal packaging distributor

US-based Novvia Group has bought the Californian metal, plastic and glass packaging distributor Rhino Container. Novvia, which has its headquarters in St Louis, Missouri-based and specialises in distributing rigid container and medical packaging, said the acquisition would help the company extend its reach across the country and particularly in the West Coast, where Rhino is said to dominate. “The acquisition of...

Packaging distributor TricorBraun expands can business

Global packaging distributor TricorBraun has acquired beverage can service providers Zuckerman Honickman and Vessel Packaging. Canada-based Vessel Packaging was founded in 2013 as a mobile canning business to serve the craft brewing sector in British Columbia, before developing into a ‘one-stop shop’ offering mobile canning and design services, printed cans, can ends and carriers, and labelling services including shrink sleeving. The...

New managing director for Hoffmann’s canmaking business

Swiss canmaker Hoffmann Neopac is reorganising its leadership team to support the growing metal packaging business unit. André Seiler, currently president of the Swiss Metal Association (SVM), will take over from Andreas Geiger as managing director of the Metal Business Unit. An experienced metal processing industry professional, Seiler will commute between Hoffmann’s two sites at Thun in Switzerland and Dronten in...

Ball delays implementation of new minimum can orders

Ball Corporation has postponed the implementation of its minimum order requirements for non-contracted customers until 1 March 2022. Last November, the canmaker said it would raise the floor on orders for beverage cans to a minimum of “five truckloads” of decorated cans from 1 January 2022. Ball also said it would no longer warehouse inventory on behalf of customers. Yesterday (4...

Ball donates to Colorado wildfire relief efforts

The Ball Foundation, the charitable arm of canmaker Ball Corporation, will donate US$1 million and provide other disaster relief efforts to aid communities in Colorado affected by recent wildfires. To support victims of the Marshall fire, Ball has worked with the governor’s office to ensure that support was targeted locally, said the canmaker, whose global headquarters are located at Broomfield...

Vibration isolation system helps reduce spoilage

UK-based vibration isolation system specialist Farrat has recently helped a canmaking plant in Europe to reduce spoilage and increase productivity of a cupper press. The cupper press had initially been installed on top of an inertia block supported by spring elements and visco-dampers, offering a system natural frequency of 1.25Hz. Movements were reported on the spring foundation during production, resulting...

Every Can Counts initiative reaches Brazil

Brazil has become the first country outside of Europe to join the recycling initiative Every Can Counts. Called ‘Cada Lata Conta’, the Brazilian version of the programme is being launched by local canmaking trade body Abralatas, which kicked off the initiative earlier this month with a set of installations and environmental education activities in the cities of São Paulo and...

CarnaudMetalbox Engineering appoints new service manager

Canmaking machinery manufacturer CarnaudMetalbox Engineering (CMbE) has appointed Andrew Musgrave as service manager at its UK headquarters in Shipley. The move follows Leon Metcalfe's move to the role of business development manager. Musgrave will manage the service department, providing service support through a growing team of global service engineers, and will report to head of sales Andrew Wilkinson. “I am thrilled...