The future will be matte, says Canpack

Canpack is betting its satin-effect varnish will put the company one step ahead of the competition in a market it expects will soon be dominated by matte finishes.The Poland-headquartered canmaker said brands were already showing greater interest in less glossy finishes, a trend set in motion by the fast-growing craft beer industry.“Matte will be standard very soon and so...

Ardagh picks up top award for beverage can

Ireland-based canmaker Ardagh has won top prize in the ‘Best Can/ Alubottle’ category at the 2019 World Beverage Innovation Awards for its Jupiler beer can.The award was presented to Dirk Schwung, sales director of Ardagh Group’s European Metal Beverage division, during BrauBeviale, held in Nuremberg, Germany, on 13 November.The 330ml and 500ml D&I aluminium embossed cans for Anheuser-Busch...

Production of Daiwa’s bottle cans starts in China

Bottles developed in Japan and made from polyester-coated aluminium are being manufactured in China for the first time.The resealable New Bottle Cans are being produced by a joint-venture canmaker created by Daiwa Can Co and Taiwan’s Ton Yi Industrial Corp.Wuxi Tonyi Daiwa Industrial Co, a newly constructed plant located at Wuxi in Jiangsu Province, has been set up to...

Crown showcases its green credentials at BrauBeviale in Germany

Sustainability has taken centre stage on canmaker Crown’s stand at this year’s BrauBeviale show at Nuremberg in Germany (November 11-14).The canmaker reported on the progress it has made to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy since it announced in 2016 a series of ambitious sustainability goals to be achieved by the end of 2020.This included reducing Scope 1...

Sustainability accreditation attained by three more Ardagh beverage can plants

Three more beverage can plants in the US operated by Ardagh Group have been accredited to the main international standard for environmental sustainability.The plants – at Bishopville, South Carolina; Olive Branch, Mississippi; and Winston-Salem, North Carolina – have achieved the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2015, which focuses on environmental management systems and performance. It assists companies in developing...

Canmakers challenge Cola-Cola’s PET sustainability comparison

Claims made by Coca-Cola chief executive James Quincey about the comparative sustainability of aluminium cans and plastic bottles have been challenged by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), which represents the interests of canmakers in the US.While the carbon footprint of both containers is comparable, aluminium cans perform significantly better than PET bottles on critical sustainability metrics, including recycling rate,...

Ball reveals two-stage thermochromic technology at BrauBeviale

A complete redesign of Ball Corporation’s entire special effects range and new temperature-reactive technology is being unveiled at this year’s BrauBeviale show, which takes place in Nuremberg, Germany, from 12-14 November.The range aims to help brands capture the attention of consumers in a competitive market, without affecting the recyclable credentials of the aluminium can.Currently in pre-launch trials, the latest...

Tata Steel Europe appoints new chief commercial officer

Karl Haider has taken up the role of chief commercial officer for Tata Steel in Europe to further strengthen the company’s focus on its customers. He replaces Henrik Adam, who became chief executive in June this year.Haider joined Tata Steel in Europe in 2011 as director of downstream operations. He began his career in the steel industry as an...

Yorkshine New Material adds film-laminating line

More polyester-laminated packaging steel capacity has been added in China with the start-up of a production line by Yorkshine New Material.The line, with an estimated output of 60,000 tonnes a year, has been built at Yorkshine’s tinplate mill at Taizhou in Jiangsu Province, which has capacity for 150,000t a year of packaging steels.Founded in 2011, Yorkshine New Material is...