INX’s Renee Schouten named president of IMDPA

The International Metal Decorating and Packaging Association (IMDPA) has named Renee Schouten, director of marketing at ink maker INX, as its new president.Schouten, who has served on the IMDPA board of directors for a decade, will hold the top position for two years and replaces William Hoyle. “Renee has worked tirelessly for the association in the past, and in numerous...

Metal recycling campaign launched by UK city of Leicester

A new citywide campaign to encourage households to recycle more cans, foil and aerosols has been launched by Leicester City Council with support from the UK metals industry.The ‘Make Metals Matter’ campaign will target more than 140,000 homes in the city with the aim of reminding people to recycle all of their household metal packaging waste.It is estimated that...

UK canmakers support launch of charity’s refillable metal bottle 

Sales of a refillable metal water bottle will support endangered habitat conservation in a collaboration between UK canmakers and conservation charity World Land Trust (WLT).In a project funded by the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA), which represents canmakers in the UK, each double-skinned etched and brushed stainless steel bottle, selected for its insulation properties, is engraved with the 'Metal Recycles...

CPMC locks in low metal costs to maintain profitability

One of China’s leading canmakers CPMC reported that profit rose in the first half, even as sales slipped, after it locked in cheaper aluminium supplies at the start of the year.The Hangzhou-based metal and plastic packaging manufacturer, which is part owned by the Cofco food trading company, also said its beverage can plant in Belgium, the first Chinese-owned facility...

Recycling champion AA urges canmakers to not adulterate containers

A new guide from the US Aluminum Association (AA) has called on canmakers and designers to not adulterate their containers with non-metal components, arguing they can hamper recycling.Demand for aluminium cans has outstripped supply in the US and the association that represents producers and their workforce in the US is keen to get recycling rates up. But the Virginia-based...

More North American canmaking capacity needed, says Rabobank

Demand for beverage cans in North America will continue to grow, driving the need for even more investment in new canmaking capacity, according to a report from the Dutch-based Rabobank.The report, ‘Quenching North America’s Thirst for Cans’ from RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness, concludes that even with the additional production capacity and four greenfield plants planned by the major canmakers...

Ardagh’s graphics provide boost to Skye Energy cans

Ardagh’s graphics team has been working with beverage brand Skye Energy on the label design for a new set of cans.The vibrant red, orange and dark red printed can body, with electric blue-glow highlights, is said to deliver a “dramatic visual jolt” in anticipation of the uplift provided by consuming the drink itself.The drinks brand, from private-label producer C1...

IMDPA announces 2020 Decorators of the Year

Two canmakers have been named as Decorators of the Year for 2020 by the International Metal Decorating & Packaging Association (IMDPA).John Caperton from The Ohio Art Company and Bryan House from Crown Cork & Seal represent the true craftsmanship which the metal decorating industry has grown to honour and respect, according to the US-based IMDPA. They were nominated for...

Canmaking plant builder Roeslein expands capacity in Illinois

Canmaking line integrator Roeslein & Associates has increased its production capacity in the US with a second site at Red Bud in Illinois to meet expanded demand for beverage cans in the domestic market.The primary function of the facility will be for the manufacture of can conveying equipment. The expanded facilities will also help Roeslein provide its customers with...

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