PrintableLED given top award at Metpack
METPACK 2017 was
a particular success story for the Italian firm PrintabLED, which celebrated
winning first prize at the trade fair. The southern European company
won the METPACK Gold Innovation Award for its high-performance UV-LED
systems for paint and printing lines. The jury recognised the high energy
efficiency and environmentally-friendly design of the UV-LED drying
technology for curing printing inks, paints and adhesives on metal packaging.
UV-LED devices do not use mercury and have a narrow emission spectrum,
so that no o-zone or undesirable radiation is formed during thermal
drying. Other Silver and Bronze awards went to KBA-MetalPrint and Valspar.
Around 7.200 trade visitors came to Messe Essen between 2nd and 6th
May 2017. The next METPACK will open at Messe Essen in May 2020.
New approach for Canners Trade Body
Beverage Can Makers Europe (BCME) and European Metal Packaging (Empac)
are merging to form Metal
Packaging Europe. Based in Brussels, Belgium, Metal Packaging Europe
will combine the best of both associations, creating what is claimed
to be a more efficient and powerful organisation, representing the interests
of members from over 450 manufacturing sites. Find
Tomato skin polymer the answer to BPA concerns?
One advance in can lacquers will be featured at Metpack....this direction
is vegetable packaging made of tomato waste: In this respect, tomato
skins which are normally disposed of as waste are utilised as particularly
health-compatible coatings on the internal and external walls of tin
cans. For this purpose, a resin is isolated from the skins and processed
further into paints. In the long term, the use of favourable raw materials
should serve to increase the attractiveness of metal packaging compared
with plastic solutions. We asked the developers for an update and this
was the reply Angela Montanari, Head of Packaging Department for the
BIOCOPAC Project: "We
applied the lacquer in laboratory and performed a pack test. Now is
ongoing an industrial trial, but no commercial lacquer is available
now. We are completing the experimental work. The partner Salchi will
present the project at Metpack conference next week. "
Transatlantic Partners in Bodymakers
Belvac and Schuler enter exclusive partnership to deliver a Bodymaker
with Trimmer combination machine: the Belvac Can Former/Trimmer 400 (CFT
400); and a Cupping Press: the Belvac Cupping Press LYNCHBURG, VA (April
3, 2017) - Belvac
Inc. a world leader in the design and production of continuous motion
rotary machinery used by beverage and food can manufacturers around the
globe, is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with the Schuler
of Goppingen, Germany. This partnership with Schuler, a world
leader in metal forming technology for the automobile industry and multiple
other industries including can making, emphasizes Belvac's commitment
to excellence for its can making customers around the world.
Beveridge Industry Must slash Salt and Sugar
Our industry needs to roll back on sugar..Professor of Cardiovascular
Medicine at the Wolfson Institute of Preventative Medicine, Graham MacGregor
has spent much of his career campaigning tirelessly to persuade the food
industry to do just that - to reduce these demons in our diet.
Listen to his fascinating interview for the BBC Life Scientific programme
in April 2017.
Change from Epoxy Coatings?
Billed as an effective, drop-in alternative to incumbent epoxy-based
metal can coatings. CANVERA Dispersions offer progressive food and beverage
brand owners, can makers and coatings formulators a long-term metal
can packaging solution that addresses growing consumer interest in can
coatings that exclude Bisphenol-A (BPA) and other materials of concern
Ball wins EU approval for $6.1 billion Mega Deal
Ball Corp. has finalised its $6.1 billion acquisition of British competitor
Rexam, making the Broomfield-based company the largest can maker in
the world. Ball also assumed $2.4 billion of debt in the deal
Read latest from Denver
Big Deal is given a green lights by EU.
UV system video released
GEW has released a new wide UV system video to illustrate how industrial
coaters can benefit from bespoke UV systems designed by GEW's Specialist
UV Division. The design comprises three 2.5m-wide GEW NUVA2 UV systems
powered by the GEW RHINO electronic power supply. The NUVA2 is a versatile
fully aircooled UV system for web or sheet-fed applications in the printing,
coating and converting industries. The active aircooling and optically
tuned reflectors maximise the lamps curing effect while at the same
time reducing heat radiation onto the substrate.- Watch
the wide UV system video
Craft Beer seaming
CMC-KUHNKE exhibit their new Tailored Craft Beer Seam Inspection
Package at CBC 2016 CMC-KUHNKE has worked with the craft market since
the beginning of the can revolution. Based on feedback from our 100+ craft
beverage customers we continue to tailor our seam package to meet the
needs of the industry. We invite canning breweries to bring sample cans
from their brewery to our booth #1212 at BrewExpo America for a free PDF
seam report - they will get to see on screen their cross sectioned cans
and the accompanying measurements. More
Latest Eco friendly breakthrough for Brewers
The alu can is already boasts a great recycling record...now the four
pack's can even have biodgradable ties...More
How much of the sugar tax can retailers pass on?
The UK loves soft drinks. Altogether people got through 14.8 billion
litres last year, or 232.9 litres each. In response to growing concern
over obesity, Chancellor George Osborne is imposing a levy on soft drinks
with more than 5g of sugar per 100ml. There's a higher rate for those
with more than 8g per 100ml. Fruit juice and milk-based drinks are exempt.
The Office for Budgetary Responsibility suggests the levy will add 18p
or 24p per litre, or about 6p or 8p to a standard 330ml can.
See details of the
drinks with highest sugar content..
Schuler & ServoDirect
2016: Schuler has now equipped its CupFormer for the economic production
of cups for DWI cans with ServoDirect Technology.
Watch Schuler YouTube video
Packaging still the Primary means for communicating brand
The beverage packaging industry in North America is expected to reach $26.3
billion in 2015, with plastic bottles leading the way in popularity, according
to "Beverage Packaging An Industry Assessment," scheduled
for release next month by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing
The study notes plastic continues to be the most widely used bottling material,
accounting for over 40 percent of the market, and bottles, with approximately
55 percent of the market, are the most popular packaging format for beverages.
Although they suffered from a drop in soft drink sales, aluminum cans are
picking up steam as other beverage categories such as energy drinks
and microbrews are more than making up for the lost volume. Flexible
pouches have experienced the slowest growth, but many respondents still
anticipate increased adoption of flexible beverage packaging down the road.
Key to that, the report says, would be products geared to consumers accustomed
to beverages, such as juice, in pouches.
Regardless of format, nearly all the interviews conducted for the study
identified packaging as the primary means for communicating brand values
to consumers. The executive summary can be accessed now at pmmi.org.
Beverage manufacturers, who need to bring these trends to life as they address
their day-to-day challenges, will find what they're looking for at PACK
EXPO International, co-located with Pharma EXPO, (Nov. 25; McCormick
Consolidation across Europe
Huber acquisition of Crown plants aims for consolidation
of the European tinplate packaging market and see Huber significantly expanding
its position in the chemical-technical tinplate packaging business within
Steel to Alu for Rexam Spanish Plants
Rexams La Selva plant near Tarragona in Spain converted
one of its four lines to aluminium in 2011. The remaining three are now
following suit and are expected to come on stream in the first quarter of
2015. Rexams Valdemorillo plant near Madrid will start converting
its three lines during 2015 for start-up in 2016
approved in Mexico..where next, USA?
Mexico has passed into law a new Soda tax in what
it claims is a fight against obesity.The tax will add 8 US
dollars to the street cost of each sugary beverage. Drinks companies are
also watching if this trend will spread The Huffington Post says it would work in the US...
Can Sealants hit that Sweet Spot on dry weights
Automatic Measurement for Monobloc Aerosol Cans from CMC-KUHNKE
Cans are rotated and measured automatically! Find
Read our roundup
of how seaming formulae are so important.
CMC-KUHNKE also praised this year's Metpack stating: "Exhibiting
this year proved to be a great success, as the company closed a record amount
of business at the show.".
May 2017:Crown Holdings Inc. (www.crowncork.com),celebrated the opening
of its new beverage can manufacturing plant in Nichols, New York with
a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 9. The state-of-the-art plant, which
marks the industrys first greenfield facility in the United States
in more than 20 years, will support the countrys growing demand
for specialty beverage cans.
Düsseldorf/Rangendingen. World Star Award and Silver Award in the
category sustainability for aluminum aerosol can PURITY by Tubex.More
Göppingen, 04.05.2017: Schuler
has partnered up with Japanese specialists in DWI Bottle Cans, TMC. TMC
is a market leader in machinery for the production of aluminium bottles
and has developed a machine to form bottle necks ("Bottle Necker")
with ambitious tool technology. They are defining the individual design
of metal packaging with this.
LYNCHBURG, Va., April 3, 2017 Belvac Production Machinery, Inc. a world
leader in the design and production of continuous motion rotary machinery
used by beverage and food can manufacturers around the globe, is pleased
to announce an exclusive partnership with the Schuler Group of Goppingen,
The Belvac and Schuler exclusive partnership will also deliver a bodymaker
with trimmer combination machine: the Belvac Can Former/Trimmer 400 (CFT
400); and a Cupping Press: the Belvac Cupping Press
March 2017:In Vietnam beverage can manufacturer, Crown company, plans
to expand its capacity to 1.6 billion cans in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Feb. 6, 2017 /- Crown Holdings, Inc.announced that Gerard H. Gifford,
61, has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
effective April 1, 2017. In this new role, Mr. Gifford will continue to
report to Timothy J. Donahue, President and Chief Executive Officer, and
will be responsible for the Americas and European Divisions. Mr. Gifford
will also assume responsibility for CMB Engineering, which is the Company's
can manufacturing equipment business, and corporate project management
and engineering. Currently, Mr. Gifford serves as President CROWN Europe.
On April 1, 2017, Didier Sourisseau, 51, who is currently Senior Vice
President Food Europe, will be promoted to President CROWN Europe.
January 16, 2017 Production of corned beef cans has increased from
over 10 million units in 2013 to almost 25 million units in 2016. With
this trajectory expected to continue, CROWN Food Europe, a business unit
of Crown Holdings, Inc. (Crown) (www.crowncork.com), has added a manufacturing
line in its Périgueux, France plant to help meet demand from consumers
in Europe and around the world. The line, which became operational in
December 2016, has the capacity to produce 50 million 7oz and 12oz cans
San Marino, 13 December 2016 Gruppo ASA, the San Marino company owned
by the Amati family, has just published its first consolidated financial
statements. The company has since 1961 been producing metal packaging
for the food and chemical industry and has four plants in Italy, one in
Switzerland and one in the UK.
December 12, 2016. Helping food service customers better access its 6lb
(2.72kg) cans of boiled peanuts, a Southern delicacy that has been dubbed
the Souths favorite snack, has been a long-standing
priority for McCall Farms. Seeking an alternative to unreliable industrial
can openers, McCall Farms turned to CROWN Food Packaging North America,
(www.crowncork.com), to explore various packaging options. Crown worked
closely with McCall Farms to develop a unique variation of its 603 diameter
(153mm) easy-open end, eliminating the need for the can opener entirely.
The large-diameter end, available from Crown, was added to the companys
global product portfolio with the acquisition of Mivisa Envases, SAU.
October 17, 2016 CROWN Food Europe,(www.crowncork.com), is launching
Peelfit, an innovative, proprietary metal can designed specifically
for the dry food market to address demands for greater convenience, lightweighting
and product protection. Manufactured in the United Kingdom, Peelfit
is currently available in a 99mm diameter format. Fully printable, the
can utilizes revolutionary Direct Heat Sealing Technology (DHS) to seal
a peelable foil directly to a collapsed bead within the can body. Customers
then simply need to fill product through the base of the can and seam
on a non-easy-open end without having to make changes to the filling line.
San Marino, 3 October 2016 The Chairman of Gruppo ASA, Mr. Emilio Amati,
received the official visit of an Indian delegation led by the Minister
of Industry for Food Processing, Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal. The Minister
was accompanied by the Ambassador of India in Italy, Mr. Anil Wadhwa,
by the San Marino Secretary of State for Industry, Mr. Marco Arzilli,
and by the General Manager of the San Marino Chamber of Commerce, Mr.
Massimo Ghiotti. Gruppo ASA
September 2016:Tianjin, 13.09.2016 - Schuler has launched the first technology
center for forming technology systems in China with an innovation day.
August 30 2016:Brazil's
CSN sells can maker Metalic for $98 million to Polands Can-Pac
Aug 16 Cia Siderúrgica Nacional SA will announce the sale of a
tinplate can producing unit, a person briefed on the situation said on
Tuesday, as part of a broader effort to build up funds and cut debt at
Brazil's No. 2 listed flat steelmaker.Reuters
4/7/2016:24th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery &
Materials (Sino-Pack 2017
will once again return to Area B, China Import and Export Fair Complex,
Guangzhou, PR China from 1-3 March 2017. The fair is expected to feature
over 660 top-notch exhibitors from 22 countries across an exhibiting area
of 44,000 sqm.
BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE:
BLL) confirms that the European Commission (EC) has formally approved
its proposed acquisition of Rexam PLC and thereby granted final regulatory
clearance in Europe for Ball's offer for Rexam PLC. The EC has also formally
approved Ardagh Group's proposed acquisition of certain Ball and Rexam
PLC businesses. Ball received final unconditional regulatory clearance
in Brazil on June 8 and is working to obtain the remaining U.S. regulatory
clearance soon, enabling the proposed acquisition of Rexam PLC to close.
Following closing of the transaction, Ball will remain a New York Stock
Exchange listed company domiciled in the U.S.
June 2016:ADF&PCD, the 12 years running acclaimed specialty
trade show from Paris arrives in NEW YORK September 13-14 in a venue that
every New Yorker loves: The Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavillon!
May 2016 Plymouth, Michigan. Flint Group announces the acquisition of
American Inks and Coatings (AIC) based in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. This investment
is an important part of Flint Groups long-range strategy to grow
in key segments around the world.
4 May 2016 Mettler-Toledo
Safeline Ltd has been awarded a second Queens Award for Enterprise,
this time in the Innovation category. The 2016 award follows The Queen's
Award for Enterprise: International Trade presented to the company in
2012. The leading supplier of metal detection systems for food, beverage
and pharmaceutical production lines has received the highest award for
businesses in the UK for developing its family of Profile metal detection
April 2016:CMC-KUHNKE to exhibit new Tailored Craft Beer Seam Inspection
Package at CBC 2016...more to follow.
Latest from NAMPA on BPA...What
those California grocery store BPA warning signs mean and how they
March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown Aerosols North America, a business
unit of Crown Holdings, Inc.(www.crowncork.com), is pleased to announce
their achievement certifying to the Safe Quality Food Level 2 code at
all of their aerosol plants. The plants currently manufacture aerosol
containers for personal care and food brands and are located in: Faribault,
Minnesota, Alsip, Illinois, Aurora, Illinois, Warrensburg, Illinois and
Spartanburg, South Carolina.