Ball employees contribute towards $4 million in charity support in 2016

More than US$4 million was donated last year by employees of Ball Corporation and the Ball Foundation to charities in the communities where the...

China’s Pacific Can Group bought by investment fund

Pacific Can Group, one of China’s largest beverage can manufacturers, has been acquired by a local investment group.The deal, terms of which have not...

Bottle necking collaboration for press maker Schuler

Press manufacturer Schuler is venturing into aluminium bottle making systems with the launch in May of a necker developed in collaboration with Japan’s TMC.The...

Canmaking industry bodies morph into Metal Packaging Europe

Two canmaking industry organisations, Beverage Can Makers Europe (BCME) and European Metal Packaging (Empac), have merged into a new structure under the name Metal...

See and touch cans at Ardagh’s Sample Store

Brand owners with an interest in selecting metal packaging products are being invited to visit a new Sample Store set up online by Ardagh...

Second beverage can line at MSCANCO in Egypt to start up in June

Plans for the development of Africa’s largest beverage can plant have been delayed following further political turmoil in Egypt.It was expected that the plant...

European debut for Ball’s D&I aluminium bottles

The first commercial application in Europe of Ball’s Alumi-tek aluminium D&I bottle is being launched at a trade show in Germany later this week.The...

AkzoNobel rejects $22bn bid by PPG Industries

Dutch coatings and chemicals giant AkzoNobel yesterday rejected a €21 billion (US$22bn) bid from US rival PPG Industries. Both are specialist suppliers of packaging...

Will the ‘sugar tax’ hit sales of cans?

The levy on added-sugar soft drinks may still be more than a year away, but the supply chain wants to know now how consumer...

Smaller is beautiful

Craft beer canning systems are diversifying. Now, bar-top seaming machines are available, reports John Nutting One of the many challenges facing craft brewers who want...

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