Advantages of aluminium promoted on Packaging Day in Germany

In recognition of Packaging Day in Germany on 10 June, the nation’s aluminium packaging association Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie (GDA) has encouraged greater adoption of the material.Most consumers are unaware that aluminium accounts for just one per cent of packaging marketed in the country, reported the GDA. However, aluminium plays an important role whether as a beverage or aerosol can,...

Owner of Malaysia’s largest canmaker, Kian Joo, changes hands

Can-One Bhd, which owns Malaysia's largest canmaker Kian Joo Can Factory, has received a takeover offer from major shareholder Eller Axis for MYR2.50 (US$0.6) per share.According to the offer filed with Malaysian stock exchange, Eller Axis has signed an unconditional share sale agreement with Genkho Candoz to acquire 40.24 million shares or 20.94 per cent in Can-One at MYR2.50...

Bericap acquires aluminium closure specialist Mala

German aluminium closure specialist Mala Verschluss-Systeme has been acquired by Bericap, a manufacturer of closures for food, drink and chemical containers, for an undisclosed sum.In 2020, family-owned Mala, based in Bad Liebenstein, Thuringia, had annual sales of about €40 million (US$49m) from the production and sale of closures for bottles spirits, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and edible oil, specialising in...

Steel packaging recycling rate hits a record 84 per cent in Europe

Recycling of steel packaging, including tinplate cans, in Europe hit a record high of 84 per cent in 2019, European packaging steel industry body APEAL has reported.It was the ninth consecutive year in which the recycling rate has increased, and the 2019 rate represents an increase of 1.5 percentage points on the previous year.“Once again, this strong recycling performance...

Three new end-making lines for China’s Xianhe Packaging

Chinese end-making specialist Fujian Xianhe Package has said it is on course to complete three new lines by the end of next year that will boost annual easy-open food end capacity by 2.4 billion units.Despite the company calling 2020 “a hard year”, it completed the first phase of its plan on target earlier this year. The construction involved a...

Authorities debate how to boost packaging recycling and move to a circular economy

Recycling around the world has come under scrutiny as authorities try to meet national sustainability targets amid growing consumer demand for higher packaging recycling rates.In the UK, the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA) has joined recycling and packaging groups in urging the government to scrap plans to charge businesses for the collection and reuse of packaging.MPMA director and chief...

Every Can Counts launches European recycling tour

Prompted by the World Environment Day, UK organisation Every Can Counts, whose mission is to see every aluminium can recycled, has launched a campaign that will run simultaneously in 15 countries and 19 locations across Europe.On 5 June, small teams set up with colourful backpacks will encourage people to keep outdoor spaces clean and promote drinks cans’ recycling throughout...

Crown expects 5% annual growth for global bevcan market

Major growth in beverage can capacity due to a “can renaissance” in North America was outlined by Crown executives at the canmaker’s virtual Investor Day.Global can demand is expected to grow yearly by 5 per cent “over the next several years”, compared with the 2 to 3 per cent forecast prior to 2019, reported Crown’s chief executive Tim Donahue...

Toyo Seikan challenges the world’s lightest beverage cans

Japan’s largest packaging manufacturer Toyo Seikan Group is promoting its compact beverage can technology, which integrates canmaking and filling, as a solution to beverage can shortages in Europe and the US – while simultaneously challenging the world’s lightest aluminium cans with the aim of reducing the 350ml body weight to just 8.8g.The company has designed a compact line that...

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