Indian tinplate businesses call on government to drop steel import restrictions

Canmakers in India have renewed pressure on the government as the Ministry of Finance considers whether to implement further restrictions on the import of tinplate and a series of anti-dumping measures.The Metal Container Manufacturers’ Association (MCMA) said the plans approved by India’s Directorate General for Trade Remedies (DGTR) will restrict the availability of cheap tinplate. That would force many...

Thyssenkrupp cuts delivery times for express tinplate service

Thyssenkrupp Rasselstein has reduced the delivery time for the German tinplate supplier’s Express online packaging steel service from 16 to 14 days.“We are happy that we can present our regular customers an even more attractive offer now when they have a short-term demand for additional quantities,” said Dr Peter Biele, chief executive of Thyssenkrupp Rasselstein.“The continuous improvement of our...

Canpack refreshes Polish beer brand as part of local promotional campaign

The design of Polish beer Specjal’s cans has been refreshed by Canpack to celebrate the brewer’s strong local roots and support for its suppliers.Canpack has been making cans for Specjal, which is owned by Grupa Zywiec, at its Bydgoszcz plant in Poland for two decades. The latest move supports the brewer in its ‘We Support Our Region’ campaign, which...

Sun Chemical expands digital inks capabilities with Sensient acquisition

The digital inks business of Sensient Imaging Technologies has been acquired by Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation, for an undisclosed sum.The strategic acquisition of Sensient’s inkjet business and certain other assets related to the production of inks will allow Sun Chemical to expand its inkjet ink capabilities and expertise using complementary technologies.“We are delighted to welcome...

Beverage can plant project in Florida moves closer with land sale

Plans to build a new beverage can plant in Florida moved a step closer when municipal officials approved the sale of 77 acres of land for the project.Winter Haven, a small town near Tampa on the west side of Florida, agreed sell the plot for US$3.3 million to Florida Can Manufacturing LLC, a unit of Miami-based independent filler Florida...

Best-ever annual beverage can total set by Visy in Australia

Australia’s Visy made two billion beverage cans in its latest financial year, a record for the diverse packaging manufacturer.That beat the Melbourne-based firm’s 1.8 billion cans a year average for the first time.“Our large footprint and capacity offers more flexibility, greater reliability and faster speed-to-market,” the company said on its website as it praised the company’s staff for reaching...

Actega brings units together in new business line

Actega, a specialist supplier to the packaging and printing industries, has brought its product portfolio for metal packaging and closures, global technologies, sales teams and technical service groups together in a new business line called Actega Metal Packaging Solutions (AMPS).AMPS began operating from 1 July under the leadership of Wilfried Lassek, managing director of Actega DS GmbH.The new business...

Crown produces gift tin for Fishers Gin with a seaside theme

Crown has worked with UK distiller Fishers Gin on the production of eye-catching tinplate secondary packaging that reflects the brand’s seaside origins.Fishers Gin – a spirit inspired by the east coast town of Aldeburgh known as the ‘Gin Distilled by the Sea’ – is now available in a decorated tin that promotes its history and premium appeal.The company partnered...

Antiperspirant aerosol can from Tubex saves weight for Unilever

Weight savings have been achieved in an impact-extruded aerosol can designed by canmaker Tubex for Unilever's Rexona Recycled Refreshed antiperspirant, matching the eco-friendly credentials of the product.The cans use a patented alloy containing 25 per cent post-consumer recycled aluminium.The use of this alloy combined with a slight change of shape enables the Rexona Recycled Refreshed can to be 14...

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