Ball completes acquisition of aerosol canmaker in Brazil

Canmaker Ball has completed the acquisition of Tubex Industria E Comercio de Embalagens Ltda, a manufacturer of aluminium aerosol cans in Brazil, for US$80 million.The facility in Itupeva, near São Paulo, is now part of Ball’s aluminium aerosol packaging division and complements Ball’s global aluminium aerosol and slug business in the Americas, Europe and India.The Itupeva plant includes eight impact-extrusion can lines and...

Recycled can rainbow tribute to key workers

As a tribute to key workers during the coronavirus pandemic and to raise awareness of the importance of recycling, a ‘rainbow archway’ of beverage cans has been constructed on the seafront at Brighton, on the south coast of England.The four-metre high installation of 2,000 recycled aluminium cans is part of a collaboration between Every Can Counts and Brighton &...

Brand owners could better communicate sustainability, says Trivium white paper

Brand owners could better show that their packaging is truly sustainable by using a more holistic approach than life cycle assessments (LCAs), says a white paper newly published by canmaker Trivium Packaging.Jenny Wassenaar, sustainability chief at Amsterdam-based Trivium, which was created last year from the assets of Ardagh’s speciality and food can operations and Exal Corporation’s aluminium aerosol and...

Crown poses a low environmental, social and governance risk

Canmaker Crown Holdings has been ranked the lowest risk of 48 companies in the metal and glass packaging sector assessed by environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings provider Sustainalytics.In the global containers and packaging industry, Crown was positioned second out of 80 companies assessed.Sustainalytics is part of the Morning Star global financial services firm based in Chicago, USA. Its...

Canpack awarded for its sustainable aluminium packaging

Poland-based canmaker Canpack has received an award for the most sustainable packaging chosen from EU member companies that were formerly part of the Europe’s eastern bloc.Canpack Group was given the Best Sustainable Packaging Solutions CEE 2020 award by the judges for the programme organised by London-based business publication year, seeks out individuals and organisations that contribute significantly...

Can sales recover in China for Sunrise Group as pandemic recedes

Chinese canmaker Sunrise Group, formerly ShengXing, reported a loss for the first half of 2020 as the impact of lockdown measures during coronavirus pandemic hit sales of cans.Declining consumer demand during the period resulted in Sunrise’s customers putting orders for two- and three-piece cans on hold. However, business has since picked up as brand owners such as Red Bull...

ORG Technology sales recover after impact of coronavirus

Leading Chinese canmaker ORG Technology had its profits hit in the first half of 2020 as measures to control the coronavirus delayed a return to work by customers and suppliers and the flow of materials and personnel was restricted.The six-month period was the first comparable since ORG Technology had completed the US£225 million acquisition of four beverage can plants...

Innovation centre being planned in China by SLAC

China-based canmaking equipment manufacturer Suzhou SLAC Equipment is planning to build a centre for innovative manufacturing technologies at Changzhou in Jiangsu Province.The 24-acre site will include a digital printing and manufacturing workshop plus offices for sales and logistics, along with an exhibition venue.SLAC has become prominent in the supply of beverage can and end manufacturing systems to customers worldwide,...

Beverage can sales in Brazil revive at end of tough first half

Despite sales of beverage cans in Brazil slipping by 3.2 per cent in the first half of 2020 they picked up in June, beating previous records, reports the Brazilian Association of Aluminium Can Manufacturers (Abralatas).Although overall sales were down, the prospects for the sector remain positive, said Abralatas, which recorded shipment growth of 13.7 per cent in 2019 and...

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