Ardagh valued at more than US$5bn after IPO

Metal and glass packaging manufacturer Ardagh Group was launched on the New York Stock exchange this week with an initial public offering (IPO) that...

Can designs reflect the travels of a brewer’s founders

South London craft brewer Fourpure has launched two of its seasonal brews in cans with labels designed by London agency Mr B & Friends.Founded...

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...

JBS to consolidate its international meat businesses

Although Brazil-based global meatpacking giant JBS posted sales in the final quarter of 2016 that were down 11.7 percent at R$47.2 billion (US$14.9bn) compared...

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...