August 2018 The Trump trade war hits canners ...latest.....and even Voice of America sounds off against POTUS policy..Some US canmakers have seen their steel spot prices up 9%....trade barriers always have consequences..Read on.
BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 21, 2018 Ball Corporation and Platinum Equity announced
that they have entered into joint venture and definitive purchase agreements to form Ball Metalpack,
a new packaging company that manufactures steel containers for aerosol products, food, household consumables,
pet food, nutritional and other products in the United States.
Platinum Equity will own 51 percent of Ball Metalpack and Ball Corporation will own 49 percent. Ball Corporation will contribute its U.S. steel food and aerosol packaging manufacturing assets to the joint venture. These include the following tinplate steel assets: Canton (Brookline and Warner Rd.) and Columbus, Ohio; Milwaukee and Deforest, Wisconsin; Chestnut Hill, Tennessee; Horsham, Pennsylvania; Springdale, Arkansas, and Oakdale, California. Read more...
Austin, Texas-based RTD packaging manufacturer HeatGenie, which is targeting food and beverage industries with its patented self-heating technology for single-use products, has collected $6 million in a venture capital fundraising round. Full report in Daily Coffee News.
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The World Cup, looks set to boost beverage consumption especially in Latin America with several countries teams predicted to make their mark. And this is especially so for Brazil...The packaging industry has taken the first signs that the Brazilian economy is recovering from recent political turmoil, and closed 2017 with an overall growth of 1.96% in physical production, according to the Brazilian Packaging Association ( Open ). The answer was even more exciting in the beverage industry for aluminum cans, an increase of 4.9% over sales of the previous year, increasing its share in the beverage market, which increased by 1% in the same period, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). And the World Cup beer fest handily coincides with the normal southern winter dips in beverage consumption. Meanwhile in the European market...(Image below): Ball Corp..We are World Cup ready! Have you seen our latest collaboration with Oujsko utilizing the Dynamark technology to create soccer themed designs?
At this year's EuroBLECH, the trade fair for sheet metal working (Hanover October 23-26 2018), the specific benefits of forming technology solutions in the age of Industry 4.0 (the Industrial Internet of Things, IIOT) will be on display with the theme "Discover the Digital Today" at the Schuler exhibit (located at Stand F82 in Hall 27). Schuler's main exhibit display will be made of genuine iron and steel-its new MSP 400 servo press-and will give visitors an opportunity to experience intelligent software applications like the Smart Assist and the Optimizer. Read more...
The top awards have been announced from this years 2018 IMDA gathering..Find out all the winners here.
Aiming at the female market the American group is marketing its first alcoholic beverage, the "Lemon-Do", a kind of sparkling cocktail.
San Marino, 16th May, 2018 – On 5th June, San Marino’s Philatelic and Numismatic Office will issue postage stamps dedicated to Gruppo ASA, one of the biggest companies in San Marino. Gruppo ASA is the first independent group in Italy and the fourth one in Europe in the field of metal packaging for food and chemical industry.
In the past decade polycarbonate and plastics have grabbed market share
away from canmakers. But now the tide is turning and canmakers need
to wake up and grab the headlines. Consumers are waking up to the fact
that plastic bottles are swamping the marine environment. The UK media
TV News has spearheaded a campaign to highlight the way the planet
is clogging up with plastics. They report that: Plastic waste has been
described as a "planetary crisis" by the UN. In the UK alone,
we use 35 million plastic bottles every day.
Canmakers need to crank up their PR experts to spread the word that cans are lightweight, recyclable and do not pose any greast threat to the marine environment. Well all said and done aluminium is one of the commonest elements on the planet. The canmaking industry and its trade bodies need to be loud and clear that cans are the more benign alternative to plastics.
It seems like madness the effort expended in selling bottled water. Western nations spend $millions providing quality drinking tap water to its people. Yet recent decades have seen lorries trundling hither and thither carting plastic bottled water to supermarket aisles. For all those Global Warming pundits this is even more a scene of mass craziness. Anyway one group has started to make an effort to slow the madness. The Tapwater.org movement certainly seems to us to be worth consideration. Another issue canmakers need to heed is the new UK sugar tax...see background information here.
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. And
projects to develop the Messe Essen site are progressing on time and
to budget.The conclusion of the overall project with an investment volume
of around Euro 90 million is scheduled for the autumn of 2019.
Further information: https://www.messe-essen.de/messeplatz-essen/modernisierung/
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 out more...
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 Place, Chicago).
Ermatingen, 22 September 2017 In the fascinating setting of Ermatingen
on Lake Constance, Switzerland, an Open Day took place yesterday. Guests,
among whom were some of our main clients, prospect companies and suppliers,
visited the production units at the plant, which is a crown jewel of
Gruppo ASA, devoted to Infant Formula.In 2009, the Swiss firm overlooking
the lakeshore became part of San Marino's Group, which is among the
top ones in Italy and Europe in the field of metal packaging for the
food and chemical industries. http://www.gruppoasa.com/en
August 2017:Steyning, West Sussex, UK. 20 July 2017 - Crown Bevcan France SAS has taken delivery of an INOX 10BEVM table top beverage can seamer from Eurocan Sales & Service Ltd for their can making plant in Custines.http://www.canseamer.eu/
June 27, 2017. Two business units of Crown Holdings Inc. (www.crowncork.com), CROWN Beverage Packaging North America and CROWN Bevcan Europe and Middle East, have earned three prestigious awards at the 2017 International Metal Decorators Association (IMDA) Annual Conference. The theme of Innovation & Technology: Keeping us Competitive, represented a strong platform to feature Crowns latest collaborative projects with craft brewers.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, Germany.
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. Read on...
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 per year.
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