Canmaker Canpack signs up to UN’s sustainability pact

Global canmaker Canpack has signed up to the United Nation’s Global Compact on sustainability.The UN Global Compact is a non-binding pact that encourages businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies as part of its sustainable development goals (SDGs). These include ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour standards, environmental protection, and anti-corruption.Since 2000, the...

Better processing efficiency promised by ‘toroidal’ can

Research into a novel ‘toroid’-shaped can design could revolutionise processing efficiency while improving the quality of canned foods.The design uses an idea developed by scientists in Turkey as part of an EU-funded research project called InProVe, which aims to improve the sustainability of potatoes and vegetables during processing. If successful, the new design could improve consumer perceptions about the...

Land purchase signals expansion plans by Asian-Pacific Can

Asian-Pacific Can is planning to expand following the purchase of land from its majority shareholder, global seafood canning company Thai Union.The canmaker, based in the Samut Sakhon district south west of Bangkok, has bought nearby plots for THB345.7 million (US$1.4m), according to a media report. The deal is expected to be completed later this month, it said.Formed in 1987,...

Dates announced for Cannex 2021 in China

The next Cannex & Fillex Asia Pacific - the World Canmaking Congress is set to take place over four days from 9-12 June 2021.China's southern boom city of Guangzhou will be welcoming the return of Cannex & Fillex in 2021, after the show became the biggest-ever canmaking event in Asia during its previous visit in 2018.The forthcoming show is...

Europe’s first Chinese-owned beverage can plant to start up in New Year

The first two-piece beverage can plant to be constructed in Europe by a Chinese owner is expected to be producing cans early in the first quarter of 2020.Located at Genk in Flanders, the Benepack Belgium plant will be operated by a joint-venture that comprises CPMC Investment and Jiaxing Haoneng.CPMC Investment is a subsidiary of CPMC Holdings, one of China’s...

Fire causes $4m damage at Trivium canmaking plant

A fire at a canmaking plant in the US has reportedly caused US$4 million of damage.Local newspapers in Roanoke, Virginia, reported that the fire broke out on Friday 27 December at the former Ardagh Group food can plant, which was recently acquired by Trivium Packaging.The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office said the cause of the fire was accidental. It...

Fish can plant in eastern Russia to be expanded

Dobroflot, one of Russia’s largest fish producers and processors, is planning to expand the capacity of its canmaking plant in the far east of the country.The fish packer is investing in the plant at Bolshoi Kamen on the Ussuri Bay near Vladivostok.This year the capacity to make three-piece welded cans has been upped from 120 million to 160m a...

Date set for The Canmaker Summit 2020

The Canmaker Summit 2020 will be held in Prague in the Czech Republic on 7-8 October.The event promises to be another success after the 2019 Summit in London broke attendance records among delegates. More than 200 of the industry’s leading figures attended talks by some of the biggest names in canmaking.The Summit will also host the 2020 Cans...

Trivium to build first canmaking plant since its formation

Trivium is to build a canmaking plant in the Netherlands, its first new project since the company’s formation in October 2019.The 10,000 sq metre facility will be built at Ausnutria’s site in Heerenveen to produce tinplate cans for the Chinese-owned infant formula maker’s products.The project, the first since Trivium's formation from the merger of Ardagh's tinplate can business...

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