Recycling organisation gets canmaker backing

Canmaking company Ball has joined The Recycling Partnership, an organisation with the aim of increasing recycling rates in the US. The canmaker’s charity The Ball Foundation has joined The Recycling Partnership, a project of the Curbside Value Partnership, as a funding partner.   The organisation also counts Coca-Cola and the Alcoa Foundation amongst its members, with...

Crown well-positioned for 2010 says John Conway

February 2: A strong fourth quarter in 2009 for Crown Holdings provided a welcome lift in profits when the year-end results were announced last night. While sales for the world’s largest canmaker in the final three months were up 2.1 percent to $1.92 billion, with profits after tax reaching $107 million, compared with $9m in 2008, profits after tax...

Irregular end lining technology reaches technical cans

The wide range of sizes, gauges and coatings used for industrial and technical cans has made the compound lining process a challenge to automate. To meet this challenge, Soudronic’s subsidiary Sabatier has scaled up the type of gun liners used for seafood cans, a development that is being showcased at Metpack in Germany this week.It has developed a curling...

Ball Europe, Canpack and Exal to speak at The Canmaker Summit 2019

The Canmaker Summit, which is being held this year from 9-10 October at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s, UK, is the annual gathering of decision-makers from the global metal packaging and filling community.Confirmed speakers for 2019 include: Jason Ramskill, VP operations at Ball Europe, UK; Stephen McAneny, group VP commercial at Canpack SA, Poland; Michael Mapes, chief...

Crown confirms that it is building a new plant in Kentucky

Canmaker Crown Holdings has confirmed that it will build a new beverage can plant at Bowling Green in Kentucky.The announcement came after reports yesterday that Crown executives and local dignitaries from Kentucky and Warren Country would be attending a ground-breaking ceremony at Kentucky Transpark.Crown said that that the “state-of-the-art plant will supply beverage cans to the company’s customers serving...

Silgan to buy Vogel & Noot canmaking business

December 15: US-based Silgan Holdings is planning to expand its canmaking business into Europe following an agreement to buy the metal can business of Austria-based Vogel & Noot (V&N) for 250 million euros (about US$335m). The move follows Vogel & Noot’s decision to withdraw from the metal packaging sector. But although Silgan – the leading food...

Nippon Steel’s second JV tinplate mill in China

Japan’s Nippon Steel Corporation and China’s Wuhan Iron and Steel Corporation (Wisco) have set up a 50/50 joint venture to make tinplate in China’s Hubei Province. Called Wisco-Nippon Steel Tinplate, the Rmb2 billion (US$285m) investment is scheduled for commissioning in summer 2013. It is Nippon's second tinplate joint venture in China. Its first, Guangzhou Pacific Tinplate (Patin),...

Tinplate operation Zhongyue Posco starts up in China

December 20: The joint venture between Hong Kong’s Zhongshan Zhongyue Tinplate and South Korea’s Posco begins operations in China this month. Called Zhongyue Posco (Qinhuangdao) Tinplate Industrial, the 66:34 joint venture is based at Qinhuangdao, in northern Hebei province. With an annual production capacity of 250,000 tonnes of tinplate, the line originates from Posco’s Pohang works in...

Nieder to speak at IMDA convention backed by The Canmaker

April 2: Insights into PepsiCo’s recently-launched marketing strategy and the future for aluminium bottles in the drinks business will be offered by the two keynote speakers at next month’s metal decorators’ meeting in Chicago. Meg Hammond, National Accounts Director for Pepsi and Norm Nieder, former group packaging chief at Anheuser-Busch will be speaking at the International Metal Decorators...

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