Ambev’s canmaking plant in Brazil still on target

Brewer Ambev expects to complete the construction of its beverage can plant in Brazil by the end of 2020, despite delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The US$175 million self-manufacturing project, first announced last August, is a first for a brewer in South America, where canmakers Ardagh, Ball, Canpack and Crown are competing for a growing market of almost 40...

Rumoured rescue package offers hope for Tata Steel

Coronavirus may have come to the aid of the UK’s ailing tinplate supplier Tata Steel.The Indian-owned company’s mills in South Wales and other parts of the UK are reportedly about to receive part of a multi-billion pound Treasury rescue package to help strategically-important industries get through the pandemic.Tata Steel, which has been suffering from a coronavirus-related slowdown in the...

Foil covering for cans provides added protection from coronavirus

Demand for beverage cans covered with a protective layer of aluminium foil is likely to increase because of concerns about contracting coronavirus by drinking directly from cans.While the Sars-CoV-2 virus, which causes coronavirus, is not likely to survive for much longer than 48-72 hours on aluminium surfaces, protective coverings help to keep can ends free from contamination during storage...

Lost beverage cans in US are hitting recycling rates

Up to a quarter of used aluminium beverage cans are being missed by US material recovery facilities, and that is hitting recycling rates.A study commissioned by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) has found that the relatively high value of used beverage cans (UBCs) make them essential to the country’s network of material recovery facilities (MRFs), but systemic losses are...

Third Mega Global sardine canning plant for Philippines

A third canning plant is to be built in the Philippines by Mega Global Corporation as part of a P500 million (US$8m) expansion plan for the next few years.The largest sardine canner in the country, Mega Global said the facility will be at Luzon, north of the capital Manila, on the country’s most populous island. This additional plant will...

Canmakers under threat as India is urged to ban cheap tinplate imports

A long-running packaging steel dispute in India is likely to worsen for domestic canmakers after a government body recommended adoption of restrictions on some cheap imports.The nation’s Directorate General for Trade Remedies (DGTR) has said a proposed anti-dumping measure to prevent imports of under-priced tinplate should go ahead. The move would limit the availability of cheap tinplate for many...

Self-chilling can production could begin this year after three-year delay

Plans to begin production of self-chilling beverage cans in the US are reportedly back on track more than three years after construction of a plant began – and soon after stopped.Building activity recently resumed at the site in Youngstown, Ohio, according to a local TV news report. The work appears to be at a third building next to two...

Sales surge for coatings maker PPG as Americans stock up on canned goods

There has been a surge in demand for PPG's metal packaging coatings as consumers stock up on canned food and drinks during the coronavirus lockdown.The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company said its sales have increased about 10 per cent since states began imposing stay-at-home orders on millions of people in March and April. Uncertainty about when the lockdown might end has...

Crown team presented with INX can design competition trophy

The Crown Brand Building Packaging team that won INX International’s inaugural Colored by INX Can Design competition earlier this year has been presented with a trophy.The canmaker’s Mexico-based creatives came up with the colourful can for brewer INDIO’s Barrio de los Muertos beer, which has been brewed and sold in Mexico since 1893. The can highlights Mexico’s Day of...

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