Can-Pack to build new beverage can plant in Brazil

Poland-based canmaker Can-Pack SA has revealed plans for its first new beverage can plant to be constructed in Brazil.Last year at the Cannex trade...

Ardagh Group “focused on continued progress”

First quarter sales at metal-to-glass packaging manufacturer Ardagh Group have reflected both the impact of its $3.42bn beverage can business acquisition at the end...

Successful debut for Aerosol Innovation Day

The first Aerosol Innovation Day has been declared a success by the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA), which organised the event and is now...

Efficiencies help lift Silgan’s first quarter sales

Lower manufacturing costs and the pass-through of raw material prices in its metal container business helped lift first-quarter sales for US-based Silgan.With a large...

Ardagh could face $150m patent infringement costs

One of Ardagh Group’s divisions could face costs of more than US$150 million for a patent infringement in the US.The Europe-based packaging firm’s glass...

Separation pays off for aluminium giant Alcoa Corp

Alcoa Corporation, which last November separated from its parent Alcoa Inc (now called Arconic Inc) reported first quarter sales of US$2.66 billion, an increase...

Ball starts up second beverage can plant in India

Ball Corporation has started operations at its first new beverage can plant in India, its second on the sub-continent.An official opening of the...

Unilever cuts its carbon footprint with Ball’s ReAl cans

Weight-saving technology is being used for the relaunch by Unilever of Rexona and Sure antiperspirant aerosol sprays in Europe.The aluminium cans are made by...

All change in Europe

What with acquisitions, newcomers and substrate conversions, the beverage can industry in Europe has been undergoing a dramatic period of transformation. John Nutting charts the...

Good prospects for food cans

Higher volumes and profits are expected for manufacturers of food and aerosol cans this year as the results for Silgan and Ardagh indicate, says Arthur...