New chairman for British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association

Tony Brealey will be the new chairman of the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA).BAMA is the trade association representing companies involved in the aerosol supply chain, from suppliers of cans, components and ingredients to fillers and marketers.Brealey, managing director of Reabrook Ltd, takes over from Sebastian Alvarez, R&D global technical project manager at Unilever, who steps down this summer...

Supermarket chain Tesco commits to canned water

Sparkling and still water in cans with resealable ends is being stocked by the UK supermarket chain Tesco as an alternative to plastics bottles. CanO Water, which was launched in October 2015, is being sold in 700 Tesco stores. It now comes in 500ml aluminium cans made by Ball Corporation and is fitted with resealable ends supplied by Germany’s Xolution.The...

Drop in fruit and vegetable can demand hits US shipments

A fall in the fruit and vegetable pack in the US hit can shipments in the second quarter of the year.According to figures from the Can Manufacturers Institute, shipments of cans for vegetables fell by 4.7 per cent, compared with the same period last year, to 1.95 billion units, while the smaller sector of cans for fruit fell by...

Canned water helps firefighters in Colorado

Thousands of cans of drinking water are being shipped to firefighters who have been battling a wildfire in Colorado.It is the latest effort by CAN’d Aid organisation which over the past five years has shipped more than a million cans of water for disaster relief.The batch of 4,800 cans were produced by canmaker Ball Corporation and filled by craft...

Roeslein reorganises and names new leadership team

Roeslein & Associates, the canmaking plant project management specialist based in St Louis, USA, has changed its leadership team and introduced a new organisational structure as part of its succession planning strategy devised by the company’s chief executive Rudi Roeslein.Roeslein will continue to serve as chief executive and will take on the additional role of chairman, with current president...

Novelis reports ‘outstanding operational performance’

Aluminium canstock and rolled products manufacturer Novelis reported a 16 per cent rise in sales to US$3.1 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 when compared to the figure a year earlier.The increase was driven by higher than average aluminium prices, a two per cent growth in flat-rolled shipments and a more favourable product mix across all of...

Roeslein launches division to provide canmaking plant lifecycle support

To ensure that Roeslein & Associates’ customer’s canmaking plants are operating at their highest efficiency, the project engineering firm has launched a Lifecycle Support Services division.The St Louis, Missouri-based business has developed a range of products that are designed to ensure its turnkey projects continue to perform after installation and is offering 24/7 support 365 days a year.Roeslein will...

Ardagh completes conversion of Rugby beverage can plant

Leading canmaker Ardagh Group has officially announced that it has completed the conversion of its beverage can plant at Rugby, UK, from making steel to aluminium cans. Oliver Graham, chief executive of Ardagh Metal Beverage, said: “The conversion of the Rugby plant has further enhanced Ardagh’s manufacturing footprint. Operating two highly-efficient aluminium beverage can plants in the UK, at Wrexham...

Ball sets bold new sustainability targets

Bold new greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets have been set by Ball Corporation, which has released its sixth biennial sustainability report.The global canmaker aims to cut emissions from its operations by 27 per cent by 2030, compared with 2017. Other targets include what could be aluminium cans with 100 per cent recycled content.The latest sustainability report, published earlier...