Milestone for CarnaudMetalbox Engineering.
12th July 2016 marked a unique milestone in the nearly 100 year history
of CarnaudMetalbox Engineering. CMB proudly celebrated the manufacture
of the 1000th 5000 Bodymaker and the 100th 3400 Die Necker at its headquarters
in Shipley West Yorkshire. A formal handover ceremony of the two machines
followed by a dinner and entertainment at the Hollins Hall Hotel & Country
Club. Guests from around the canmaking globe were joined by The Three
Sisters Jazz band and International Rugby League legend Jamie Peacock
MBE. Also joining the celebrations were Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor
Geoff Reid and Lady Mayoress Mrs Chris Reid. More info.
Ball wins EU approval for $6.1 billion
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
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Big Deal is given a green lights by EU.
Sleever or Can surface?
Interesting detail on the pros
and cons of direct print versus sleeve....
Ardagh raising Mega Bucks to buy 22 Bev Can Plants
April 25 2016: As Ball and Rexam merge, Ardagh has stepped in as buyer
of 22 bev can plants. This move is in response to regulator concerns
over market domination. Meanwhile both EU and US regulators have now
(June 2016) approved the Ball/Rexam deal. Read
how Ardargh plans to fund its move.
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.".
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.
San Marino, 12th January 2016 Today, Gruppo ASA has signed the transfer
of shares and consequently the takeover of Crown Speciality Packaging
Srl based in Chignolo Po (Pavia), a company with a turnover of 20 million
euros and 80 employees which has been active in the chemical and technical
sectors for years.
Crown (www.crowncork.com), announced plans to build a new beverage can plant in the community
of Nichols, New York to meet increased demand from beverage customers
for specialty can sizes. The location of Nichols, which lies in the southern
county of Tioga, will provide several economic and logistical advantages
December 17, 2015:
AkzoNobel has started operations at a new facility for packaging inks
at its site in Songjiang, China. The plant - located at the company's
biggest site for packaging coatings in the world - will produce inks used
in beverage and can packaging.
"This new facility will establish AkzoNobel as a local supplier of
inks in China and strengthen our position in the local packaging market,"
said Chen Bin, Director of AkzoNobel's Metal Coatings business in Asia.
"It also means that we now have local production of the complete
external coatings system."
Added AB Ghosh, Managing Director of AkzoNobel's Metal Coatings business:
"We are very pleased to have started local production of inks at
Songjiang. It will help us to better serve customers in what is one of
our most important markets."
GZ Industries Ltd. of Nigeria plans to expand into South Africa with the
construction of a 1 billion rand ($71 million) factory,more...
Tiger nation Singapore Celebrates
2015. As Singapore marks its 50th birthday (SG50) this year,
Crown Holdings, Inc. (www.crowncork.com) has been actively supporting
local and international brands to celebrate the milestone year with eye-catching
beverage packaging designs that reflect the festivity of the national
jubilee. Leveraging Crowns leading technology and innovation, brands
are establishing metal packaging as a platform to commemorate SG50 with
consumers nation-wide in fun and creative ways. Earlier this year, CROWN
Asia Pacific partnered with Heineken Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. to release
a new, limited edition design that celebrates both SG50 and also Tiger
Beers own 50th anniversary of packaging the popular beverage in
metal cans. Inspired by the original Tiger beer can from 1965, the new
cans replicate the vintage design, which is closely associated to Singapores