Construction starts at Baosteel’s ninth beverage can plant

Shanghai Baosteel Packaging (Baosteel), one of China’s largest canmakers, has broken ground on its D&I beverage can plant in eastern Anhui province. The opening ceremony in Huaiyuan County, Bengbu City, was attended by local dignitaries, Baosteel executives and leaders of the project’s construction team. Baosteel, which is part of Baowu Steel Group Corporation, the world's largest steelmaker, formed a wholly-owned subsidiary...

Trivium seeks to lure young Americans to manufacturing

Canmaker Trivium Packaging is rallying to inspire a new generation of Americans to work in the manufacturing industry. Throughout October, the Dutch-based manufacturer of food cans, bottles and aerosol cans will hold a range of events to highlight the variety of jobs in professional, technical and operational roles. “We are thrilled to engage with the communities around Trivium’s facilities by opening...

Aerosol can shipments down as manufacturers struggle with rising costs

Global shipments of aluminium aerosol cans were down in the first six months of the year as manufacturers battled rising costs. Aerobal, which represents manufacturers of aluminium aerosol cans, said shipments fell by almost 4 per cent to around 2.9 billion units in the six months to the end of June. The international organisation said there was worldwide anxiety about the...

Price rise for Sun Chemical products

Sun Chemical is raising its prices for inks, coatings and adhesives as the costs of production rise amid surging global inflation and tight labour markets. The Parsippany, New Jersey-based ink and coatings supplier announced the increase across its North American business last week. From October 1 it will also raise prices in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The company...

Nevada to get another beverage can plant: this time it’s Crown

Crown has revealed that the beverage can plant it planned to build in the south west US will be in Nevada, with the news coming a day after Ball saying that it will also be building a plant in the state. Located at Mesquite, 80 miles north east of Las Vegas, where the Ball plant will be built, Crown’s will...

Ball to build a beverage can plant in Nevada

Ball is planning to build another beverage can plant in the US in the latest step to meet rising demand that has required canmakers to import almost 14 billion cans in the past year. The plant will be the first for Nevada, with the US$290 million project at North Las Vegas creating 180 jobs when production starts in late 2022. Ball...

Canpack breaks ground on its second US plant

Construction work has started on Canpack’s second canmaking plant in North America. The Polish company is investing US$380 million in the 862,000sqft beverage can located in Muncie, Indiana. This is in addition to Canpack soon to start up its $366 million beverage can plant at Olyphant in Pennsylvania in October, its first in North America. Canpack is seeking to meet rocketing...

Silgan expands dispenser business with acquisition of Gateway Plastics

Silgan Holdings, the US maker of food cans, plastic containers, closures and dispensing systems for consumer goods has acquired Gateway Plastics. Connecticut-based Silgan paid US$485 million in cash for the US manufacturer of dispensing closures and integrated dispensing packaging solutions used mainly in the food and beverage sectors.   Under the agreement, Silgan will take over Gateway Plastics' Mequon, Wisconsin manufacturing site,...

Ball expands beverage can operations in Argentina

Operations are being expanded by Ball at its Argentine beverage can plant in the Burzaco Industrial Park of Buenos Aires. The world’s largest canmaker will invest US$60 million to boost canmaking capacity by 30 per cent, or almost 650 million cans to around 2.5 billion cans a year. An event to mark the deal was attended by Argentine president Alberto...