Cans replace plastics pouches for cooking stock

Aluminium beverage cans are being used to pack liquid stock products by a UK food sauce company.Potts Partnership, a family-owned company founded at Marlborough, Wilts, in 2007, is replacing its single-use plastic pouches favoured by other manufacturers with the cans, which are 100 per cent recyclable – including the paper label on the front.Potts’ new range of liquid stock...

Ball to launch new aluminium cup at college football game in Colorado

The launch of Ball’s new aluminium drinking cups will be at football event in Colorado on 7 September.The University of Colorado (CU) in Boulder has linked up with Ball Corporation – which has its global headquarters in nearby Broomfield – to introduce the cups to college football fans at Folsom Field stadium during the 2019 season.The CU-branded recyclable aluminium...

UK canmakers support simpler labelling for recyclability

A call for simpler labelling on packaging that better explains its recyclability by the UK’s new environment secretary Theresa Villiers has been welcomed by the body that represents canmakers.Robert Fell, chief executive of the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA), supported the call in a blog posted on the MPMA’s website.Fell, who will be speaking at The Canmaker Summit being...

Award for lightweighted impact-extruded aerosol can

A lightweighted impact-extruded aerosol can developed for Unilever’s Dove Men & Care products has been given a prize for ‘economic efficiency’ at the German Packaging Awards 2019 organised by the German Packaging Institute (DVI).The new aerosol can, designed by German canmaker Tubex in collaboration with aluminium slug supplier Neuman Aluminium, is claimed to be 20 per cent lighter than...

Thyssenkrupp files a complaint against EC for blocking JV

Packaging steel producer Thyssenkrupp has filed a complaint with the General Court of the European Union against the European Commission’s decision to prohibit the formation of a European flat steel joint venture (JV) with Tata Steel.The EC had justified its merger control decision in June 2019 by stating that a JV between Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel would restrict competition...

Recyclable cans are the future for Jimmy’s Flat White iced coffee

A popular iced-coffee brand in the UK has launched Flat White, its latest product, in aluminium cans rather than cartons.Jimmy’s Ice Coffee is using 250ml slim cans supplied by Ball Packaging Europe for the launch.Flat white coffee is said to be the fastest-growing over-the-counter coffee sold in the UK, and Jimmy’s says that consumers increasingly want environmentally-friendly beverage containers...

Crown awards beverage can plants for sustainability achievements

Three more of Crown’s beverage can plants have been recognised with the chairman’s sustainability award.The biennial awards programme highlights environmental and social contributions made in Crown’s 241 facilities around the world.The Environmental Sustainability Award, which recognises facilities that demonstrate excellence in conservation, minimising their impact, while reducing material consumption and improving recycling or reuse, was given to Crown’s beverage...

Ball launches sustainable aluminium alternative to plastic cups

A project to offer easily-recyclable aluminium drinking cups for use at sports and music events, and entertainment venues, in the US as an alternative to plastics has been confirmed by Ball Corporation.The pilot project was first revealed by Ball’s chief executive John Hayes during a conference call earlier this year. He said that a manufacturing facility had been set...

US tinplate mills lay off staff as demand falls

Tinplate producers US Steel and ArcelorMittal will be laying off staff and closing operations at their US mills in response to falling demand from the canned food industry.ArcelorMittal has temporarily laid off 100 workers, or about a sixth of the workforce, at its mill in Weirton, West Virginia, according to local reports. The local branch of local United Steel...