Ball signs up to sustainability drive

Ball has put its name to a new campaign to reduce carbon emissions among American companies.The Colorado-based canmaker is one of more than 1,000 US firms that have signed up to the America Is All In (AIAI) campaign, which was launched over the weekend to coincide with the US’ return to the Paris Climate Agreement.Signatories pledge to meet the...

Australia’s Orora sees six-month growth at home and North America

Australian packaging company Orora’s cans and closures business helped lift revenue in its domestic market and in North America in the six months ending December 2020.The Melbourne, Victoria-based company, which counts Coca-Cola Amatil as one of its major customers, was reporting its first-half results, which cover the six-month period to the end of the year. The company said volumes...

US-based Berlin Packaging acquires French can suppliers

Diverse packaging supplier Berlin Packaging is expanding its activities in Europe with the acquisition of two French can suppliers: Biarritz-based Sodis-Uhart and Toulouse-based Audoubert.The deal is Berlin Packaging’s 11th acquisition in Europe since 2016 and will also include the French companies’ glass packaging businesses. Further details about the deal were not disclosed. Both companies offer a wide range of...

Aluminium aerosol can market ends 2020 with a slight decline

Global shipments of aluminium aerosol cans dropped by 1.7 per cent in 2020 compared to the previous year, the International Organization of Aluminum Aerosol Container Manufacturers (Aerobal) has reported.According to Aerobal, whose members manufacture around 70 per cent of all aluminium aerosol cans produced around the globe, last year’s production totalled about 5.7 billion units.The figure, slightly below the...

Thyssenkrupp and Liberty end talks over steel business sale

Thyssenkrupp is no longer in negotiations with Liberty House for the sale of its steel-making business.“We opened the door for negotiations, but in the end our ideas about the corporate value and the structure of the transaction were far apart,” Thyssenkrupp’s chief financial officer Klaus Keysberg explained in a statement. If successful, the deal would have merged Europe’s fourth- and...

Canpack wins gold certification for sustainability performance

Canpack Group has been awarded a gold certification for social responsibility and sustainability performance by a leading corporate social responsibility ratings company.EcoVadis has placed the Polish canmaker within the top five per cent of the 70,000 companies assessed worldwide. “We are thrilled to be recognised with this Gold rating from EcoVadis. Being a responsible business is a core priority for...

Vladivostok canmaker upgrades and aims for exports

One of Russia’s largest producers of tinplate food cans is improving its operations and changeover processes to increase productivity.Primorsky Packaging Products, located at the Free Port of Vladivostok in the far east of Russia, currently uses an estimated 10,000 tonnes of tinplate a year and has, according to its website, potential capacity to make 540 million cans a year.But...

Winning design sought for Ball-supported charity’s cans of water

Denver-based Can’d Aid has teamed up with Ball Corporation on a new design competition for the charity’s cans of clean drinking water, which are shipped to disaster areas where they are needed.As part of the latest CANvas CANpaign, artists of all ages and skill levels (students, amateurs and professionals) are being invited to submit original artwork. The winning entry...

Ardagh to boost canmaking investment over next three years to $1.8bn

Ardagh is to increase its capital investment in canmaking over the next three years to US$1.8 billion to meet increasing demand for beverage cans, as it aims to double its profits over this period.The Dublin-based metal and glass packaging manufacturer’s revenues for the fourth quarter of 2020 rose to US$1.7 billion, up 7.6 per cent, on the back of...

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