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Packaging survey highlights obstacles in the transition to sustainability

A third of businesses say that cost is a major hurdle when making the transition to sustainable packaging, although the majority of businesses are researching or implementing sustainable packaging, according to the latest survey from Europe-based canmaker Eviosys. The survey...

Czech brewery prepares for Easter with special cans from Canpack

One of the Czech Republic’s oldest breweries is celebrating Easter with a limited edition of its strong Svijanský Máz beer in cans made by Canpack. The one-off label designs are influenced by traditional Czech Easter decorations using Canpack’s proprietary printing...

British aerosol can trade body appoints new vice-chair

The British Aerosol Manufacturers Association (BAMA) has appointed Neil Bolton as the new vice-chair of its board of directors. Bolton has been a member of BAMA’s board since 2020, and on the Regulatory Affairs Committee since the 1990s. In a release...

Canned food for a Good Friday fish dish is championed by the MPMA

A British trade body for canmakers is encouraging consumers to add canned goods to their shopping trolleys in time for Easter celebrations. The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA) is promoting the benefits of canned food through Canned Food UK (CFUK),...

Linhardt’s aluminium mini-bottles take to the skies

A range of bottles for spirits made from 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) aluminium has taken off with two UK airlines. In a partnership agreement with travel industry brand marketer Sustainaholics, a range of spirits, dubbed ‘Aluminis’, have been packaged in...

Ball cuts carbon emissions by nearly a third in 2023

Increasing the volume of recycled content in beverage packaging and drawing a higher proportion of electricity from renewable sources helped Ball Corporation progress towards its sustainability objectives and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 29% last year. Ball’s 2023 Annual &...

Chinese canmaker Beiqi displays its decorating expertise 

A Chinese infant formula producer has launched milk powder in novel tinplate cans featuring direct laser lithography to enhance the traceability of the product. The 502 x 158mm cans for Yili QQ Star Hazel ‘high platinum’ milk powder are made...

Hoffmann Neopac chief executive Aegler to step down

Mark Aegler, chief executive of the Hoffmann Neopac Group, has decided to step down after 13 years with the Swiss packaging company. Certain differences of opinion between the company’s supervisory board and Aegler on the group's strategic direction are said...

Ball’s drinking cup showcases potential for recycled and low-carbon aluminium

Ball Packaging launched a 'low-carbon' aluminium drinking cup in collaboration with Novelis and Alcoa at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January. The cup is made from 90% recycled aluminium from Novelis and 10% low-carbon primary aluminium from...

London canmaker invests in £850,000 technology upgrade

British canmaker William Say & Co has invested heavily in equipment and upgrades at its south London site. Around £850,000 (US$1.1m) is being spent on the kit at the 130,000sqft (12,000sqm) facility in Bermondsey where decorative and fancy cans are...

APEAL appoints new head of EU affairs

APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has appointed Metka Cavka Luciani as its new head of EU affairs, from 11 March. In her role, Luciani will lead and manage resources for the organisation's policy advocacy campaigns. Luciani...

Entries now open for The Cans of the Year 2024

The 2024 edition of The Canmaker Cans of the Year Awards, which honours the best in metal packaging from across the global canmaking industry, is now open for entries. Details on how to enter can be found at the Cans...

Roeslein appoints managing director for Europe

Roeslein & Associates, a global leader in the engineering, fabrication and installation of turnkey canmaking projects, has appointed Anna Podolak as managing director of its European division. Podolak joins Roeslein from Switzerland-based company Groupe Curie, where she held the role of...

Self-closing, resealable beverage end in development

An aluminium beverage end that is both resealable and self-closing if the can is tipped over has been developed by Metsave AG. The Liechstenstein-based company is currently producing prototypes of the ‘close&go’ end to illustrate the concept, and plans to...

Every Can Counts announces funding partnership with Molson Coors

Brewer Molson Coors Beverage Company is joining not-for-profit recycling organisation Every Can Counts as an annual funding partner to support efforts to increase aluminium can recycling rates across the UK. Every Can Counts, which brings together drinks manufacturers and the...

Crown signs renewable energy deal for Europe

Crown Holdings has signed a 15-year deal for the supply of renewable electricity to its plants in the European Union (EU), taking the canmaker closer to its Twentyby30 sustainability goals. The Virtual Power Purchasing Agreement (VPPA) with Enel Green Power...

Cleveland Cliffs mothballs Weirton plant claiming “direct result” of ITC decision

Steelmaker Cleveland Cliffs has decided to close its Weirton plant in West Virginia this April, following its failed petition to the US government calling for tariffs of up to 300% on imported tinplate steel. The decision to close Weirton, which...

AMP’s Hart Print opens third US digital print facility

Hart Print, a subsidiary of Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP), has opened its third digital printing facility in the US to increase its beverage can processing capacity. The Elkton, Maryland, site has been built to accommodate three Hinterkopf D360 digital printers,...

Tubex wins third consecutive gold rating for sustainability

Canmaker Tubex has been given a gold rating from EcoVadis for its sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) achievements. This is the third year in a row that the German aluminium aerosol can manufacturer has collected the gold standard from...

Aluminium beverage can recycling rate hits record in Europe

The overall recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in the EU, UK, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland, increased by 3.2 percentage points year-on-year to reach 76.1% in 2021, new data shows. The figures, provided by industry organisations Metal Packaging Europe and...
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Registration now open for The Canmaker Summit 2024

Registration is now open for The Canmaker Summit 2024, which will be held in Sitges, Spain, on 6-7 November. The...