Applied Vision expands US headquarters

Leading vision inspection system specialist Applied Vision Corporation has completed an expansion of its headquarters at Akron, Ohio.The expansion enhances Applied Vision’s ability to service a growing global customer base and to expand its research & development and manufacturing capabilities, the company said.“Following our record-breaking fiscal year in 2018, we want to continue to invest back into our business,...

Tata Steel announces leadership changes in Europe

Tata Steel Europe has appointed a new chief executive, Dr Henrik Adam, currently chief commercial officer of the company, to succeed Dr Hans Fischer, who has retired with effect from 1 July 2019. 

Alcoa exits from rolled aluminium canstock part of its Saudi jv

Pittsburgh-based aluminium producer Alcoa Corporation has withdrawn from the rolled aluminium canstock and automotive sheet activities, Ma’aden Rolling Company (MRC), of its joint venture (jv) with the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden).

US canmaker Silgan increases the size of its board

Silgan Holdings Inc., a leading US-based supplier of cans for food and general line products, has appointed Kimberly Fields to its Board of directors, increasing its size from seven to eight.

Ardagh to offer a smaller version of its Wine Cans

Ardagh is to begin manufacturing cans targeted specifically at Europe’s burgeoning canned wine market.

MPMA chief decries lack of action on plastics waste

Too little has been done to tackle plastics pollution, the new boss of the UK’s canmaking industry body has said, adding that brands can help fight the scourge by switching to recyclable metal packaging.

Sealants specialist Actega names new sales chief for North America

Actega, a coatings, adhesives and sealants provider to canmakers, has named Lee Andrews as its new vice president of sales and marketing in North America.

Corona Mexico tests beer cans that can be screwed together

A novel idea from Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Corona beer brand in Mexico aims to eliminate plastic ring carriers from six-packs of beer by using a technique that allows filled cans to be screwed together top to bottom to interlock and stack them.

Steel cans hit recycling targets three years early

Steel can recycling in Europe has hit an all-time high of 80.5 per cent, according to the latest figures from APEAL, the organisation that represents the top four producers of steel for packaging on the continent.