Ball Corporation wins BAMA’s Aerosol Packaging award

Ball Corporation has won the Aerosol Packaging award for its Tactile Can at the 2017 Forum of the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA), held in Leeds recently.Ball’s Tactile Can features an ink that provides texture on the can for a unique consumer interaction with the package. Ball is able to apply the ink around 360 degrees of the can.Winner...

Million-euro investment at UK aerosol can plant

Gruppo ASA, the San Marino-based canmaker, has invested €1 million to double the capacity of its aerosol can plant in the UK.Production lines at its Central Tin Containers plant at Liverpool, one of seven that Gruppo ASA operates in Europe, have been upgraded with new process equipment supplied from Germany.The equipment includes a Lanico CF385 necking, flanging and seaming...

Dramatic growth in canned craft beers in the UK

There has been a dramatic recent increase in the use of cans for craft beers in the UK, according to research by Nielsen.Cans are now used for a quarter of craft beers sold in the UK, following a massive 327 percent increase in sales from January to August this year.The research includes data from grocery multiples and off-licences. Canned...

Metal packaging satisfies the premium demands of Glenfiddich

Growing demand for single-malt whiskeys is driving the leading brands to premiumise their secondary packaging, with Glenfiddich recently launching a new metal container in the run up to Christmas.Glenfiddich partnered with Crown Specialty Packaging to create bespoke tins for its 12- and 15-year-old single malt whiskey bottles. The metal format was chosen, says Crown, for its premium feel, natural adaptability...

Beverage end design meets need for better hygiene

An easy-open beverage end that meets the needs of consumers who have concerns about the hygiene of the conventional stay-on tab is ready for sample testing by brand owners.The Open Clean end has been under development by International Patents and Brands Corporation with support from Simon Jennings of Nomis Consultancy, a former Rexam executive and a director of companies...

New record for aluminium beverage can recycling in Europe

Recycling of aluminium beverage cans in Europe reached 72.9 percent in 2014, according to the latest data from European Aluminium.The increase represents growth of 1.6 percent year-on-year and is close to future EU Circular Economy targets.On a press release, the Brussels-based industry group said: “European Aluminium considers this result an important milestone on its path towards the future split...

Expansion plans for Ball’s beverage can plant in Myanmar

Approval for further investment to be made in Myanmar’s first beverage can plant has been secured by Ball Corporation, according to a local report.Ball Asia Pacific (Yangon) Metal Container started production of aluminium cans in November 2016 at its plant in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone, south of the capital Yangon.Now it appears that further expansion of the 50,000...

Ardagh Group wins Best in Metal Award 2017

This year’s Best in Metal award, which is presented by the UK’s Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA), went to Ardagh Group for its Minor Figures Cold Brew Nitro Coffee.The award was presented to Ardagh’s plant manager in Norwich, Lee Healey (pictured right) by MPMA chairman Richard O’Neill at the association’s annual dinner held at Drapers’ Hall in the City...

Can-Pack opens Europe’s “most sustainable plant”

Can-Pack’s new canmaking plant in the Netherlands is the most sustainable and energy efficient in Europe, general manager Marco Snoeren told The Canmaker last week, adding that the location of the operation will enable a reduction of 4,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions to be made each year because of fewer truck movements.He was speaking at the official opening...

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