All-over branding options on can ends from Canpack

Fully-decorated ends that enable design elements of a beverage can to extend over the whole surface are now available from Poland-based canmaker Canpack.Product branding that extends to the top of the can will enable it to stand out more on retail shelves.“Until now, beverage companies could only brand their products across the body of a can or extend the...

Smuts named as new Nampak chief executive

Nampak, Africa’s largest diversified packaging manufacturer and canmaker, has a new chief executive, Erik Smuts.The appointment follows the announcement in November 2019 of the resignation of the company’s former chief executive Andre de Ruyter, who has left to take charge at troubled South African electricity utility Eskom.Smuts takes over at Nampak with effect from 15 January. He has...

Best decorator award for canmaker in Indonesia

A canmaker in Indonesia has been recognised for setting benchmark standards in metal decoration optimisation and efficiency.PT United Can Co (UCC) has been awarded High Performance Metal Decorator of the Year 2019 by German printing equipment manufacturer Koenig & Bauer MetalPrint, which has been presenting the award annually to customers since 2013.Previous recipients have included canmakers such as Denmark’s...

Beverage can plant in Pakistan reportedly up for sale

Pakistan’s first and only beverage can plant is being considered for sale, according to press reports.The price tag for Pakistan Aluminium Beverage Cans Ltd (PABC), which supplies aluminium cans to Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and local brand Pakola, could be more than US$100 million.The owners of PABC, a joint venture (jv) between the Ashmore Group of the UK and Liberty Group...

Kapanikis upgrades its decorating line in Greece

Greek olive oil can specialist Kapanikis and Son has updated a recently installed LED-UV decorating press as it gears up to meet increased demand for smaller quantity orders of four-colour printed containers.The Thessaloniki-based canmaker has added two more units to the Primex-P1200S press supplied by Fuji Kikai Kogyo. They complement a two-colour unit already in operation, the first of its type...

Constellium site receives ASI certification

Netherlands-based aluminium products and canstock specialist Constellium has been granted the Chain of Custody certification by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) for its casting and rolling operations in Singen, Germany.The Singen site previously received ASI’s Performance Standard certificate, meaning that the plant operates according to governance, environmental and social standards. Certification to both ASI standards enables Constellium to source...

US recyclers move for aluminium scrap

US-based recyclers are being encouraged to expand their recycling capacity of aluminium due to the costs associated with scrap metal.Global aluminium canstock supplier Novelis has already announced plans to invest US$36 million to upgrade capacity at its Greensboro facility in the US, to be completed during the second half of 2021. Canada-based Matalco is also planning a new...

Canned sports drink highlights Chinese culture in the Forbidden City

Cans of a sports drink marketed by Jianlibao and decorated with patterns from a Chinese emperor’s robes are being used as part of a display being shown in Beijing’s Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City.The displays open a three-year programme in the Forbidden City that celebrates Chinese festivals to highlight traditional culture with the use of creative...

Support for variable rate DRS by Scottish MPs welcomed by industry

A Scottish Parliamentary Committee report on the proposed deposit return scheme (DRS) in Scotland has been broadly welcomed by representatives of the soft drinks and beverage packaging industry.The executive director of Alupro, the aluminium packaging recycling organisation, and director-general of the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) have both warmly greeted the report on the proposed draft DRS for Scotland...

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