Korea’s largest canmaker to install new D&I can line

Leading South Korea-based canmaker Hanil Can Co Ltd has signed a letter of intent with Chinese canmaking equipment supplier Suzhou SLAC Precision Equipment for the purchase and installation of a set of production lines for two-piece canmaking equipment in a deal valued at RMB340 million (US$53m).The planned location for the new equipment, which will be capable of producing more...

Alupro announces winner of national education campaign

Alupro, the UK aluminium packaging recycling organisation, has announced that Sophie Mae Juguilon (10) from St Michael’s Catholic Primary School in Ashford is the winner of an award associated with its national educational programme.Sophie Mae took home first prize in the Masters of Infinity competition for her manga comic strip. Alongside an iPad, she was presented with a £1,500...

Still water offers “third wave” prospects for aluminium cans, says AMP boss

Demand for aluminium beverage cans will outstrip capacity in North America for the rest of the decade if brand owners switch from using plastic bottles to cans for still water, the boss of Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) has suggested.Speaking at Deutsche Bank’s virtual Global Basic Materials Conference last week (10 June), AMP chief executive Oliver Graham suggested that still...

Trivium joins UN’s corporate social responsibility initiative

Trivium has signed up to the United Nations’ corporate social responsibility programme, the Global Compact Initiative (UNGC).The global canmaker will align its corporate values and daily operations with the ten principles of the UNGC, which cover human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.“The demand for packaging on earth is never-ending,” Trivium vice president of sustainability Jenny Wassenaar told retail...

Canmakers imported 11 billion units in a year to meet US shortfall

A shortage of canmaking capacity in North America meant that canmakers and brands had to import 11 billion beverage cans in the 12 months to March 2021.The surge in can imports comes as demand for metal packaging soars in North America, Ball's chief financial officer Scott Morrison said.But even with new plants and lines being constructed by all the...

Sustainability award for Kaiser Aluminum’s new rolling mill

The US Warrick rolling mill that canstock producer Kaiser Aluminum recently acquired from Alcoa has received accreditation from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) for sustainability.The Performance Standard Certification with provisional status recognises the “responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium” at Kaiser’s integrated aluminium manufacturing site near Evansville in Indiana. California-based Kaiser bought the mill to herald its return to...

Arconic signs $1.5bn contracts to return to US aluminium canstock sector

US aluminium mill Arconic has signed contracts worth US$1.5 billion to supply aluminium can sheet to six canmakers, a move that sees the company returning to the canstock market after five years.The Pennsylvania-based manufacturer stopped canstock production after the restructuring of Alcoa Inc, which spun off Alcoa Corporation as a separate entity in 2016.Chief executive Tim Myers announced the...

Henan Everyhigh expands can end stock capacity in China

Henan Everyhigh, a supplier of coil coated aluminium strip used in the manufacture of can ends and tabs, is investing RMB1 billion (US$156 million) in expanding its production capacity at the Gongyi industry cluster in the Henan Province of south-central China.The company has a cooperation agreement with Henan Wanda Aluminum Company Ltd, which supplies its 3000- and 5000-series aluminium...

Winner of Ball India’s beverage can sustainability challenge announced

The Department of Management Studies in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has been declared the inaugural winner of Ball Beverage Packaging India’s Sustainable Circular Challenge.The challenge, launched by Ball in collaboration with Green Dream Foundation, aims to encourage young people to come up with innovative ideas to encourage greater recycling of used aluminium beverage cans. The Xavier...

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