Ardagh signs up to low-carbon economy initiative

Canmaker Ardagh has committed to set environmental goals through the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a project that aims to encourage corporate climate action for a low-carbon economy.By committing to the initiative, Ardagh plans to set specific goals for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This will be in alignment with the Paris Agreement, signed in 2016, which is part of...

SLAC Precision Equipment expands in Ohio

Canmaking equipment specialist SLAC Precision Equipment Corporation is relocating and expanding its operations at Dayton, Ohio in the US.The expansion by the subsidiary of the SLAC Group will add capability for large equipment services with overhead bridge cranes, loading docks, high ceilings and material handling to facilitate the reworking of the largest and heaviest of can industry equipment.SLAC has...

Infant formula can plant starts up in China

Newly-formed Chinese canmaker Shijiazhuang Guanling Packaging has opened a plant to make cans for packing infant formula.The canmaker, based about 150km southwest of Beijing, said the line would eventually be able to produce 75 million cans of various sizes each year with anticipated sales of RMB300m (US$43m). The plant, which will cost RMB510m to build, went into trial operation...

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...

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...

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