New chairman for the Can Manufacturers Institute

A new chairman has been elected by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), which represents the interests of the canmaking industry in North America.Jim Peterson, chief operating officer for food and aerosol packaging at Ball Corporation, succeeds Tom Snyder who is president at Silgan Containers.Peterson has worked for Ball Corporation since 2006 and has held the positions of director of...

Canned water start-up plans to replace “unsustainable” plastics bottles

Austrian spring water is being marketed in resealable aluminium cans in a bid to cut the volume of plastics bottles that "end up damaging marine life".CanO Water has been launched in the UK by three childhood friends from North London who wanted to educate, inspire and empower individuals to start a shift towards being more responsible with plastics bottles,...

Russian end making plant wins prestigious Shingo award

The end manufacturing operation at Ball’s Naro Fominsk beverage can plant in Russia has won a 2017 Shingo award for operational excellence.Awarded by the Shingo Institute, the prize represents the highest standard of operational excellence in the world.Plant manager Sergey Kruzhkov commented: “The Shingo audit became a kind of Olympics for us, and our result showed us we are...

Digital printing focus at metal decorators’ annual conference

The focus is on digital printing at this week’s International Metal Decorators Association (IMDA) annual conference, being held in Oakbrook, Illinois, USA.Keynote speaker on Wednesday morning is Dr Daniel Abramowicz, chief technology officer at leading global canmaker Crown Holdings, whose presentation is entitled ‘It’s time for Digital Printing on Metal Packaging’.Dr Abramowicz has global responsibility for innovation and technology...

Tinplate production starts up at new mill in Turkey

Production has started at a new steel mill in Turkey that has the capacity to produce 250,000 tons of tinplate for packaging a year.The Tosyali-Toyo Çelik AŞ mill at Osmaniye in the south east is a 51/49 percent joint venture between Tosyali Holding and Japan’s Toyo Kohan Co. Representing an investment of US$650 million, the mill covers an area...

Second beverage can plant in India for Can-Pack

Poland-based canmaker Can-Pack SA is building its second beverage can plant in India.The two-piece D&I canmaking plant is located in the northern state of Haryana, near New Delhi and close to a number of key brewers.News of this latest project, which will become India’s fourth beverage can plant, comes soon after Ball recently started production at its facility near...

Ball employees break record in Let’s Can Hunger food drive

Employees at canmaker Ball Corporation collected a record 112 tons (269,655 pounds) of canned food and donated more than US$332,000 to help address hunger in North and Central America during the 2017 ‘Let’s Can Hunger’ food drive.The total represents some 1.5 million meals for those in need in more than 40 communities where Ball operates in the US, Canada...

Pakistan’s first D&I beverage can plant starts production

Production has started at Pakistan’s first two-piece beverage can plant near Faisalabad.First announced in April 2015 the Pakistan Aluminium Beverages Cans Limited (PABC) plant represents a US$75 million investment by London-based Ashmore Group. Target start up time was expected in the second quarter of 2017.Chairman of PABC Simon Jennings said: “The first cans were produced on 3 May.”The first...

Canmaking machinery facility appears on national TV in US

Canmaking equipment manufacturer Stolle Machinery was featured on television last month when its Canton, Ohio, facility provided the backdrop for a live broadcast.The programme was ‘The First 100 Days’, a Fox News series that discussed President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office with live broadcasts from locations around the US.Fox News selected Stolle Canton as the location for...