Ardagh’s seafood cans to feature in charitable art structure

Leading canmaker Ardagh is teaming up with one of its customers, Cofisa, to donate 4,000 cans of tuna as the central installation for a competition held by US food charity Canstruction before being distributed to food banks. The event, which will be held in Madrid, Spain on 14 June, will feature Ardagh’s seafood cans in a visual attraction spelling out the canmaking industry's ‘metal recycles...

Metal can volumes down for Silgan amid strong second-quarter results

Sales in the metal container business of US-based rigid packaging manufacturer Silgan Holdings were down in the second quarter of the year, offset by gains in its other segments.Overall sales rose 3.7 percent to US$1.06 billion compared with the same quarter in 2017. Net profit increased to $55.3m from $27.9m a year earlier.Sales in metal packaging fell 0.9 percent...

Ball to expand its Latin America aerosol business

Ball Corporation is to further expand its aluminium aerosol canmaking operations with an agreement to buy a plant in Mexico from Envases del Plata, and to form a joint venture with the company's operations in Argentina and Brazil.   Terms of the deal were not revealed: the Mexico plant operates five production lines with capacity for...

US mills achieve higher contract prices for tinplate

December 17: With consumers becoming increasingly value conscious and turning to canned food products, demand for tinplate used in canmaking is growing. According to data by the American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI), shipments of tin mill products increased by 13 percent in the first eight months of the year, compared to 2007 levels. And with a...

Cannex 2018 – Calculate canmaking line energy savings on-line

The energy savings that are possible on D&I canmaking lines by converting the mats used in internal bake ovens is shown on an on-line calculator provided by US-based Integrated Packaging Solutions (IPS).Launched at the recent Cannex & Fillex show in China, IPS’s MatCONVERSION service changes stainless-steel mats to synthetic mats, with energy savings possible because the metal mat isn’t...

Craft beer canner honours local ski resort

Wyoming-based craft brewer Snake River Brewing has worked with canmaking company Crown to introduce a limited-edition beer celebrating a local ski resort.   The brewery, based at Jackson Hole, created Snow King Pale Ale to commemorate the 75-year anniversary of Snow King Mountain, the first ski area in Wyoming. The beer is filled in a limited-edition run of...

Jiangsu Sunshine starts up tinning line

Jiangsu Sunshine in Dajiang, China, has commissioned an electrolytic tinning line with capacity to make 250,000 tonnes of tinplate a year. A new player in the sector that plans to position itself at the high end of the Chinese tinplate market, Jiangsu Sunshine's tinning line employs insoluble anode technology which minimizes the amount of sludge produced and hence the...

Recycling message that pulls the heartstrings

June 1: How much do you care about cans that escape the recycling system and end up in landfill? Really care? Enough to almost cry? You were probably, well... concerned about the huge value of wasted aluminium beverage cans, but now you could be more emotionally engaged after viewing this winning video in a competition organised by Colorado,...

Canned foods and drinks to join the Internet of Things

Real-time, connected digital intelligence could be embedded into billions of everyday canned foods and drinks, enabling consumers to interact with brand owners, following collaboration between leading canmaking firm Crown Holdings and an Internet of Things specialist.Using technology provide by EVRYTHNG, the Internet of Things Smart Products Platform pioneer, Crown will print serialised codes for scanning by smartphones on products...

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