Best-ever 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...

Trivium canmaking plants recognised for environmental focus

Two of canmaker Trivium's food can plants have been recognised for compliance with internationally-recognised environmental standards.The Amsterdam-based canmaker's plants at La Flèche and Moëlan in France have been certified by the International Organization for Standardization for observing the latest environmental management systems and performances. ISO 14001 certification shows a company is ensuring its management system and business strategies are...

Sealants specialist Actega DS brings units together in new business

The sealants division of the Actega group has brought its product portfolio for metal packaging and closures, global technologies, sales teams and technical service groups together in a new business 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 is designed to boost...

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...

Showa Denko group employees collected more than 4m cans in 2019

Employees in Japan’s Showa Denko Group (SDK), of which canmaker Showa Aluminum Can Corporation is a part, collected around 4.43 million aluminium cans in the year to the end of March for recycling.SDK has an in-house programme to educate its 8,000 employees about the benefits of aluminium can recycling and “officially commends workplaces and individual employees in accordance with...

Canmakers fear plans for tariffs on aluminium from Canada

US canmakers have urged the Trump administration not to reimpose tariffs on imports of aluminium from Canada, arguing that it would do immense damage and cost jobs in the beverage can sector.In a letter to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, leaders from the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), The Aluminum Association, Beer Institute and American Beverage Association called on any...

Ball sets up another retail network for its aluminium cup

Another retail network has been set up for selling the new aluminium drinks cup developed by Ball Corporation.The canmaker has signed a deal with Blue Ocean Innovative Solutions, an ‘omnichannel’ specialist, for the launch of the recyclable alternative to plastic cups in Walmart and Sam’s Club retail outlets across the US.The deal follows one signed by Ball last month...

Fourth beverage can plant in China for Gaosen Packaging

China’s Gaosen Packaging is planning to start making two-piece beverage cans for trial purposes at its latest plant at Xinzheng in Henan province by the end of the year.One of the fastest-growing canmakers in the People’s Republic, Gaosen Packaging has invested RMB350 million (US$50m) at the plant – its fourth in the country – which will be capable of...

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