Tecnocap supplies aluminium bottles for Austrian craft brewer

Italian metal packaging maker Tecnocap has begun producing aluminium beer bottles for Austria’s Bäckelar Brewery.Based in Sölden, in the Tyrolian Alps, the brewer will use custom-printed matt black and white bottles for its premium product, Sölsch beer. The locally brewed Kolsch-style beverage is packaged in 330ml bottles sealed with a cap or metal ring pull top. The bottles are sold...

Coronavirus stunts sales for Japan’s Toyo Seikan

Japan’s Toyo Seikan said sales of cans and other packaging products fell in the final three months of last year amid intensifying coronavirus-mitigation measures.Even a rise in home consumption couldn’t prevent the 5.7 per cent sales decline in the unit. The Tokyo-based company blamed it on the closure of bars, restaurants, offices and other venues where beverages that use...

More expansion for Sunrise Group in China

Further expansion is being implemented by China’s Sunrise Group with investment in canmaking and canning plants.The company, formerly the ShengXing Group, has been building the canmaking plant at Ningxia, Yinchuan City, at the Desheng Industrial Park since January. Two production lines will be installed at the plant to manufacture a range of three-piece tinplate cans to package beverage, general line...

Change at the top of Tata Steel Europe

Tata Steel Europe has announced major changes at the top of the organisation, following a turbulent few years for the packaging steel producer.Chief commercial officer Karl Haider and executive director human resources Tor Farquhar are leaving the company to pursue their careers elsewhere. Meanwhile, the company’s chief technical officer Ernst Hoogenes is retiring.The company’s European chief executive Dr Henrik...

New website to promote aluminium can recycling

Alupro, the aluminium packaging recycling organisation, has unveiled a brand new Recycle Aluminium website, to educate consumers about the infinitely recyclable benefits of aluminium packaging.Working to fulfil the industry’s obligation to meet recycling targets, the site is an educational hub, featuring the latest data, ‘how-to’ guides, blog posts, videos, fact sheets and more.In the UK alone, more than 12 billion...

North American metal cap specialist Massilly to install new decorating press

Massilly North America, which supplies twist-off caps, easy-open ends, capping machinery and related services to the sector, is having a new metal decorating press supplied by German company Koenig & Bauer installed at its Brantford, Ontario headquarters in Canada.The company is part of the France-based Massilly Group, a leading global supplier of closures, food cans, decorative tins, and aerosol cans through 20 subsidiaries around...

Entries now open for The Canmaker Cans of the Year 2021

The Canmaker magazine is now accepting entries into the 2021 Cans of the Year awards, and is inviting canmakers from across the world to submit their best and most innovative metal packaging.The full spectrum of metal packaging is represented at the awards, with categories covering aerosol cans; two-piece beverage cans; three-piece beverage cans; metal bottles; decoration and print quality;...

Trivium Argentina expands aluminium aerosol can recycling

Trivium Packaging has announced a new recycling initiative in Argentina to substantially increase the collection and reuse of aluminium aerosol cans in the country.Through a partnership with urban recycling organisation Creando Conciencia, Trivium Argentina claims it will become the first company in Latin America to use post-consumer recycled (PCR) aluminium.The initiative, which follows Trivium’s A- sustainability performance rating by...

Kaiser to complete takeover of Alcoa’s US aluminium rolling mill this month

The planned acquisition of Alcoa’s Warrick aluminium mill by Kaiser Aluminum will be completed by the end of March.The purchase of the rolling mill near Evansville, Indiana, was driven by rising demand for aluminium beverage cans. California-based Kaiser expected the acquisition to immediately boost profit and cash flow.“North American can demand was up five per cent year-over-year in 2020...

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