Canmaking

AMP and Crown finance scheme to improve US recycling rate

Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) and Crown Holdings are financing leases for can recovery equipment at US recycling facilities in a bid to boost the country’s flagging recycling rate. Under the funding model the leases will be provided at no cost to material recovery facilities (MRFs), which will repay the money from the extra income they make from a higher rate...

Trivium pledges to cut more greenhouse gas emissions

Trivium Packaging has pledged to make further cuts to its greenhouse gas emissions as the canmaker seeks to meet demands from investors, regulators and consumers to do more for the environment. The Netherlands-based company said it met its 2021 carbon emissions and water consumption targets, but following reports from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that more action...

Canpack moves to new headquarters

Poland-based canmaker Canpack is moving to a new headquarters within its home city of Krakow, with architects briefed to design a space that reflects the company’s canmaking activities and brand. The office building, known locally as MK29, includes a reception area that resembles an undecorated aluminium can and decorative elements that evoke the equipment used in production lines. The modern office...

CCL Container hopes The Matrix will be everywhere

CCL Container has launched an unusually-shaped aluminium bottle with customisable decoration, called The Matrix. The US-based aluminium aerosol can and bottle manufacturer is using proprietary BodyShapes technology to create the bottle, which features flattened panels that rise in a curve to its petal-shaped neck. Called The Matrix because of the array of vertical lines on the bottle’s exterior, the name is...

Can Makers presents Accolade awards for beverage can designs

Can Makers, which represents manufacturers of beverage cans in the UK, has announced the first winners of its new competition that celebrates metal packaging designs for beverages sold in the country. Titled Accolades, the awards are judged by an independent panel of experts drawn from Can Makers’ membership. Ardagh Group, Ball Corporation and Crown Packaging are among the organisation’s members. “Technical...

First beverage can plant for Peru as South America shipments slide

Ball Corporation is building a beverage can plant in Peru, the country’s first, expanding its South America operations even as economic woes in the region weigh on the company’s business. The world’s largest canmaker has begun construction of a 95,000sqm facility in the Peruvian city of Chilca, located about 50 miles south of the capital, Lima. The plant will have...

Stolle delivers 200th Tetrad end-conversion system

US canmaking equipment manufacturer Stolle Machinery has celebrated the delivery of its 200th Tetrad end conversion system. The equipment was commissioned by Ball Corporation for its Bowling Green, Kentucky, plant. The canmaker was represented at the ceremony, at Stolle’s Sidney plant near Dayton, Ohio, by production manager Chris Eaton; process support Mike Nadon; and principal product closure engineer Perry Ropp,...

Europe marks decade of record steel recycling rates

For the 10th year in a row the amount of steel packaging recycled in Europe hit a record high, driven by commitments from the industry and governments to create a circular economy. Figures for 2020 – the most recent full-year of data –  show 85.5 per cent of steel packaging was recycled, an increase of 1.5 per cent on the...

Hindalco MD Satish Pai to lead global aluminium body

The International Aluminium Institute (IAI), which represents the aluminium industry worldwide – including canstock makers - has appointed Satish Pai as chair. Pai, who has been the managing director of the Indian aluminium producer Hindalco Industries since 2016, previously served as the IAI’s vice chair. He succeeds Ben Kahrs, Alcoa Corporation’s chief innovation officer. “Satish is an exceptional leader who is...