Latest research confirms safety of BPA in canned food

Bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical used for making high-performance epoxy-phenolic coatings in food and drinks cans, remains safe at current levels of human ingestion according to the latest research findings reported by the UK’s Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST).“It is generally accepted that the main dietary contributor of BPA is canned food, accounting for about 50 per...

Canned Italian wine producer branches out into olive oil

An established producer of canned Italian wines, based in the UK, is branching out into canned olive oil.Roberta Sergio came to the UK where she set up London-based Quello, which offers semi-sparkling wines from the Emilia Romagna region of northern Italy where she was born.The 250ml aluminium cans, made by Ball Packaging Europe, were used for the wine because...

The ‘devil is in the detail’ for cans in the UK’s waste strategy blueprint

The UK’s canmaking industry has been warned that the “devil is in the detail” of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme for packaging in England, which forms part of the UK government’s waste strategy blueprint launched today.Under the Resources and Waste Strategy, businesses and manufacturers will have to pay the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging...

Ball gets into the festive spirit for Tuborg’s Christmas beer

Special festive cans for Tuborg beer’s Balkan customers have been produced by Ball Packaging Europe.The can for the brewer’s Christmas lager features a traditional Yule scene of Father Christmas riding a sleigh and a less familiar one of a Tuborg delivery van driving up the company’s snow-covered logo.To give a ‘premiumised’ look Tuborg parent Carlsberg Srbija Group chose Ball’s...

Crown starts up beverage can line in Italy

Crown has commissioned a new beverage can line adjacent to its existing food can facility at Parma in Italy.The plant, with a single line making D&I aluminium cans, was started up in November to service the growing demand for drinks cans in the country, said Crown’s chief executive Timothy Donahue.Briefing analysts in the US earlier this week, Donahue admitted...

ORG to buy Ball’s beverage can plants in China

Ball Corporation is to pull out of beverage can manufacturing in China, and is selling its four plants there to ORG Technology.ORG Technology, formerly ORG Packaging, is one of the largest canmakers in China. ORG already operates five beverage can plants there and the acquisition will make it one of the largest beverage can manufacturers in the country.The beverage...

Fifth beverage can plant for Crown in Brazil

Crown is constructing its fifth beverage can plant in Brazil. News of the plant, at Rio Verde in the state of Goiás, was revealed during a briefing to analysts in the US yesterday.Jerry Gifford, Crown’s chief operating officer, said during the briefing that the commissioning of the plant was planned for the end of 2019 or early in 2020.Detailed...

Carabao beverage can plant officially opened in Thailand

The plant in Thailand that is supplying energy drinks producer Carabao with aluminium cans was officially opened last week.Asia Can Manufacturing Co (ACM) was constructed as a joint venture between Carabao Group Public Company, canmaker Showa Aluminum Can Corporation and Showa Denko at Bang Pakong in the Chachoengsao Province of Thailand.The facility, owned and operated by ACM and completed...

Litografia Valença launches lightweighted pails in Brazil

Brazilian canmaker Litografia Valença is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the launch of a lightweighted 20-litre pail.Litografia Valença, which has a plant at Inhaúma, in Rio de Janeiro state, supplies the petrochemical market with large tinplate pails, but wanted to streamline its operations and to be more competitive with manufacturers in Europe.In partnership with steelmaker CSN the canmaker reduced...

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