Ball breaks ground on its latest beverage can plant in Russia

Construction work has started on Ball’s latest beverage can plant in Russia, the US-based canmaker’s fourth in the country. A ground-breaking ceremony attended by local government officials and customers was held at the site in Ulyanovsk on the Volga River, 700km east of Moscow. When operational in spring 2023, the facility’s first D&I line will be capable of producing more than...

Rusal reports its sustainability credentials to the LME

Canstock maker Rusal is among the first in the metal industry to disclose their sustainability records to one of the world’s largest commodities markets. The Russian aluminium producer has complied with the London Metal Exchange’s new environment, social and governance (ESG) register called the LMEpassport. The measure was introduced to track the sustainability of companies that trade on the market. The...

Independent Can takes top honours at the IMDPA awards

Canmaker Independent Can Company (ICC) won the best in show award at the International Metal Decorating and Packaging Association (IMDPA) conference awards. The US-based general line and speciality can manufacturer was handed the Award of Excellence, as well as the Best of Category award in the Specialty and Fancy Cans category, for the pail it manufactured and decorated for PepsiCo’s...

Lankwitzer adds UV options to can coatings range

German coatings producer Lankwitzer Lackfabrik has diversified its range with UV-cured products for metal packaging. The Berlin-based company offers coating systems based on UV-cured, water-based, solvent and powder technologies and last year appointed a new division manager to lead its packaging coating activities, Roman Lüdigk, who joined from PPG. “Lankwitzer has many years of experience in the cosmetics packaging sector and...

Resealable can end improved to suit pasteurised beverages

Key improvements to enhance the compatibility of the Click Cap resealable beverage end have been implemented by Austria-based developer Top Cap Holding. A new venting feature has been tested successfully with beer and other carbonated beverages. Click Cap is able to now also withstand pasteurisation at temperatures up to 71 deg C, with a new adhesion system ready for early next...

Springfield Solutions launches digital label service

A service that provides digitally-printed labels for general line cans has been launched in the UK by Springfield Solutions. The Hull-based pre-press and printing services supplier said the print-on-demand Digican service is suitable for containers sized from 100ml to 5-litre, either with lever lids or cone tops. The digitally-printed self-adhesive labels are applied to tinplate can body blanks which are...

Canstock supplier Novelis joins UK decarbonisation project

US canstock supplier Novelis is working with businesses across the North West of England and Wales on HyNet, a low-carbon and hydrogen energy project. HyNet unites 24 large employers from the region that are aiming to reduce carbon dioxide emission from industry while providing hydrogen fuel for local transport, and heating for homes and businesses. The initiative hopes to encourage...

INX helps metal decorators go back to school

North America’s third-largest ink producer, INX International Ink, is offering free online courses for canmakers and other metal decorating clients. The classes are designed to help customers understand a variety of ink and colour-related topics and are delivered from the Schaumburg, Illinois-based company’s INX University eLearning platform. “INX U really helps educate anyone involved in the design and production of metal...

White Claw backs UK and Ireland recycling campaign

The global hard seltzer brand White Claw is helping to fund a recycling initiative in the UK and Ireland. Every Can Counts (ECC) works to increase awareness about recycling and boost recycling rates in the UK and Ireland. White Claw, which is the UK’s most popular brand of hard seltzer, will contribute an undisclosed sum of money to the organisation...