Ardagh’s seafood cans to feature in charitable art structure

Leading canmaker Ardagh is teaming up with one of its customers, Cofisa, to donate 4,000 cans of tuna as the central installation for a competition held by US food charity Canstruction before being distributed to food banks. The event, which will be held in Madrid, Spain on 14 June, will feature Ardagh’s seafood cans in a visual attraction spelling out the canmaking industry's ‘metal recycles...

Second Showa beverage can plant in Vietnam completed

Completion of Showa’s second beverage can plant in Vietnam has been celebrated with a ceremony at the facility in Da Nang City.The new two-piece can plant is the second venture by Hanacans Joint Stock Company, a subsidiary of Japan-based Showa Aluminum Can Corporation, and has capacity to make 700 million aluminium cans a year.Hanacans is also expanding its first...

Ardagh invests in its seafood can plant in Morocco

Leading canmaker Ardagh is expanding its seafood can plant in Morocco after 10 years of operation. The investment at the Casablanca plant will increase capacity by incorporating new production, inspection and palletisation features, in response to its growing customer base. The Ardagh plant will produce standard aluminium DRD seafood cans that feature a body gauge of 0.14mm, which is said to be the thinnest...

New record recycling rate for packaging steel in Europe

The average recycling rate for steel cans in Europe has hit a new record high of 79.5 percent, according to APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging.Calculated from data for 2016, the figure confirms steel as Europe’s most recycled packaging material for the 12th consecutive year. With an increase of two percentage points on 2015 data,...

Solar array first for Crown’s aerosol can plant in South Carolina

A canmaking plant in the US is the first Crown facility worldwide to be installed with a solar array that provides a large amount of its energy needs.The aerosol can plant at Spartanburg in South Carolina will have a third of its electrical power provided by the array, which covers around five acres.It is said to contribute to one...

Launch imminent for self-heating can technology after funding round

A more efficient type of self-heating drinks can technology could soon be commercialised, following investment funding that will enable product development to be completed.HeatGenie, the Austin, Texas-based firm that has for a number of years been using tinplate cans provided by Crown to help bring the technology to market, says it has closed US$6 million of funding led by...

Prime example of quality management standards

US-based Prime Controls, which markets double sheet detectors and controls for the canmaking industry, has achieved a widely-recognised quality management standard.The company says that achieving the ISO 9001:2015 certification will help meet the needs and expectations of its customers and emphasises its commitment to providing quality products, service and support to its customers.To obtain the certification, Prime Controls engaged...

Production starts at Ball’s new beverage can plant in Arizona

Commercial production of beverage cans has started at Ball’s new plant in Arizona.Construction of the Ball Beverage Packaging facility at Goodyear, near Phoenix, was announced at the end of last August and the first cans, all of which are in speciality sizes, were made in April with commercial production beginning in early May.The Goodyear plant is the second new...

Crown’s decorating excellence recognised at the IMDA

Crown’s canmaking plant at Aurora in Illinois was the winner of the top prize at the Excellence in Decorating Quality Awards presented during the recent annual conference of the International Metal Decorators Association (IMDA).The tin, a promotional holiday fancy can for Dunkin’ Donuts original blend coffee, won the Grand Award for its exceptional quality of lithography.The awards presented at Oakbrook...