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Archived Items 2012/13

Tianjin, July 17, 2014 - In the presence of several high-ranking members of the provincial government, Schuler today held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new demonstration center in the north Chinese port of Tianjin. As of the coming year, the new "Servo TechCenter Tianjin" will feature a state-of-the-art press with TwinServo Technology (TST) and a force of 1,600 metric tons. Schuler is investing over ten million euros in the project. More info...

AkzoNobel appeals over Metlac merger set back
Feb 2013 Akzo Nobel requests CAT review of CC prohibition of Akzo/Metlac merger. The Competition Appeal Tribunal has published a notice of an application by Akzo Nobel N.V. for review of the UK Competition Commission's decision to prohibit the Akzo/Metlac merger on 21 December 2012.The UK's Competition Commission (CC) had ruled against the merger...Detailed report by the UK Competition Commission...



Strike at American Brewery targets Crown

United Steelworkers (USW) members were demonstrate June 30 2014 outside Steam Whistle Brewing, a customer of can-making giant Crown Holdings, against whom they have been on strike for over nine months. Read on....
But on May 13, 2014 Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc., announced they had successfully reached a new, multi-year labor agreement with United Steelworkers (USW) Local Union 87-3. The agreement, effective May 5, 2014, covers 37 employees working at the Company's food packaging plant in Toledo, OH.


Lightweighting gains another Award
Ardagh Group uses steel DWI light-weighting plus Nitrogen dosing techniques, similar to those used in the beverage industry, for the first time in food canning. The design developed at the Crosmiere R&D centre has won a Can of the Year award 2013. The new 400g can uses 15% less material than the current best in class can thanks largely to an astounding 43% reduction in the can wall thickness. . More...

AKZO Bio Based coatings Agreement
AkzoNobel and Solvay have signed a three year agreement Under the terms of the deal, AkzoNobel will progressively increase the use of Solvay’s bio-
based epichlorohydrin, or Epicerol ® which is already contained in many of the company’s
resins for its coatings products. Epichlorohydrin
is a chemical intermediate to make epoxy resins, which are base ingredients for certain coatings.More....

High recycled alu for bev cans


ATLANTA, May 2, 2013 Novelis, a world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced the commercial availability of the industry's first independently certified, high-recycled content aluminum designed specifically for the beverage can market. Read on...

Crown's Asian Growth Path
In latest results(17/4/13), Crown's John W. Conway, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said:
"During the quarter, we commercialized second beverage can lines in Putian, China and Bangi, Malaysia, both on time and budget. In the second quarter we will be opening new beverage can plants in Danang, Vietnam and Bangkok, Thailand; and, in the third quarter, we will begin production at our new plant in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. We have begun construction of a new facility in northern Brazil in the city of Teresina and expect to begin commercial shipments early next year,". Global beverage can volumes for Crown grew 6%
Meanwhile in Europe...Akzo Nobel reports (18/4/13) Revenue in Performance Coatings declined 3 percent compared with the previous year.The slowdown in Europe impacted all businesses. Operating income was up 2 percent and margins improved due to a combination of margin management activities and ongoing cost control. Read full quarterly report for AkzoNobel

Mevisa Group Financing Deal?
March 18 2013: Bloomberg is claiming Mevisa is arranging a $190 million financial deal...More...
Creating the new Bud Bowtie requires a 16-step process


This spring Budweiser will introduce a striking and original new beer can – a bowtie-shaped aluminum can that mirrors Budweiser’s iconic bowtie logo. Beer lovers can see for themselves the new bowtie-shaped can when it becomes available in a special 8-pack on store shelves across the US beginning May 6. Find out more...

Mobile Beer Canning Venture
Read how home brewing can now include home canning of the beer...Read on

Canstruction in Action

At the close of the Canstruction (Orange County) exhibition all of the canned food used in these structures is donated to the Orange County Food Bank, for distribution to shelters, soup kitchens and other emergency feeding programs.More..

New Food standard Canning seamer from Eurocan

The 10A Can Seamer is a modern all stainless steel single head semi-automatic can closer designed for compliance with food safety and hygiene standards and providing exceptional double seaming integrity of tinplate, aluminium, paperboard or plastic cans
and ends.
Find out more
First European review of BPA since 2006
The latest study by EFSA shows BPA exposure is lower than previously estimated by EFSA. Read the July 25 2013 statement.


Fines dished out by UK Health and Safety

Canmakers have been issued with fines (June 2013) over worker injury from unguarded conveyor line.More...

Coffee in the Can...grab this trend?

Coffee to go in a can is offered by the Bob Marley family foundation, with Rexam on the production lines...more...

Using QR Codes

Crown say they work with its clients to plan and print QR designs under the cap that drive consumers to different sources of information, including videos, recipes, social media sites and exclusive web content that has been optimized for mobile devices.
Rexam first Swiss Can line
Rexam is to build a new beverage can plant in Widnau, Switzerland. It is Rexam's first plant in the country. It represents an investment of some £115m over three years and forms part of the company's current capital investment plans.
Rexam also fixed its sights firmly on Brazil (February 24 2013) ahead of the 2014 football World Cup and 2016 Olympics. The company said it hoped to increase market share in the world's fourth-largest economy as it gears up to host both major sporting events.

Video quotes Rexam on keeping can inventory to minimum


Hear update on Rexam's European operations from Iain Percival...

Will alternative coatings be ready as France bans BPA?
Updates from EFTA and Akzo Nobel on this new twist in BPA saga.

New Peel End development

See the specifications and design

Soudronic gained a Metpack silver award for their work on new user friendly ring pull. The ring-pull element is made of PP material, the same as the sealing layer on the membrane material and/or the metal ring. An additional invention/innovation on the UNISEAL peel-off end machine is the in-line tape positioning unit which keeps the ring-pull element in a positive position. more....


Fashion Boost for Indian Recycling

Canvironment Week goes onto the catwalk...


Game Changer?

Crown's 360 End™, innovation allows the entire can lid to be removed, turning the can itself into a drinking cup
New Coating Line
Growth in Brazil continues as Novelis invests in new line.

Pepsi opens new research base in China

PepsiCo announced the opening of a food and beverage research and development facility in Shanghai, China. The state-of-the-art facility will be a hub for innovation and growth across Asia. For more information: http://bit.ly/SjFxji.

Stolle bought for $775 million dollars
September 2011
Toyo Seikan is to acquire Stolle Machinery.


US and EU agree over Eco Labeling
Read Update...


Amcor Launches a new range of 'Canny' aluminium bowls

With its easy peelable membrane, Amcor's new Canny makes opening child’s play, and young and old alike should benefit from the convenience of a soft and spillage-free opening. The absence of sharp edges removes any risk of injury and makes Canny ideal for taking the food directly out of the bowl with a spoon or simply with fingers.


Fresh Air in Cans!


Entrepreneur Chen Guangbiao sells canned air to make a point about toll on environment.
Chen Guangbiao, whose wealth is valued at $740 million according to the Hurun Report, sells his cans of air for five yuan each. Read on...

Nigerian canmaking boost


Nigerian canmaking GZ industries look set to boost production after private equity investors agreed to a new investment deal. Standard Chartered Private Equity increased its stake in GZI and Ashmore enter as a new investor. This opens options for further expansion of the can maker. GZI's plant in Nigeria's Ogun State opened its doors in 2010 and has since doubled capacity to 1.2bn cans a year.

Tributes

Clyde Jantze, who revolutionized the canning industry, dies at 85
The man who revolutionised much of the US canning industry with Continental Can has passed away..Read praise in this Chicago Tribune report.

Crown Europe's plant closure

More than 100 jobs are expected to go at Crown Food Europe after the company announced plans to close the site in Worcester in July 2013 due to a decline in sales in the food-packaging sector. The Wocester site deals in two and three piece cans.

Stolle

Stolle Machinery has now completed extending its main US plants in Centennial, Colorado and Canton, Ohio after just five months. In Centennial, near Denver, a 42,000 sq ft warehouse added to the south side of the building to allow the company to accommodate the growing demand for the canmaking machinery built there.

Swiss Plant

Rexam is to spend $175m on building a new beverage can plant in Widnau in Switzerland, so that it can better serve the Swiss drinks plant that makes Redbull for the US market.

Rexam’s new plant is a wall-to-wall facility, of the type already run by Red Bull in Austria. It is configured as a four-line operation for various sizes of both Slim and Sleek cans. Initially, it will operate two lines and employ 120 people. The first will be operating by early 2015.

The kids show the future is Digital




Sleek Alu for Italian speciality teas


Acqua Minerale San Benedetto, a leading producer in the Italian beverage industry, is the first to adopt the light 33 cl aluminum sleek can from Ball for its products. The global player is launching sleek cans with its Thè San Benedetto lemon, peach and green tea flavored ready-to-drink tea (RTDT) and for Tonica and Lemon Schweppes cans on the Italian market.

The UV reactive Alu Beer Bottle
The march of the alu bottles continues

Quick Change Printing from Ball..

Ball Corporation unveiled Dynamark™ Variable Printing Technology. Ball revealed the newly licensed technology in a presentation at the WestPack packaging conference in Anaheim, Calif. Read on...

Ball and the new Handy Can sizes

Ball says more relaxed EU regulations from 2009 allows it greater scope in beverage can shapes. The Handy can (pictured ) is being launched by Pepsico in Europe.

Ball Corporation has also announced its newest can size - the 8-oz. "trim" can. The trim 8-oz. package meets the newly recommended guidelines from the USDA that specify eight ounces as the maximum serving size for beverages sold in schools. Read on

Shaken in the Retort


"I have no doubt other early adopters will install Shaka retorts and that within a decade food processing engineers will all be wondering why they didn't adopt this technology sooner." Find out more on this future trend...
Ball breakthrough in using recycled alu.. alloy in aerosol..
April 17, 2012 Ball Corporation [NYSE: BLL] announced today a metal technology breakthrough that enables the use of recycled aluminum in the manufacture of extruded aluminum packaging for aerosols. The resulting new metal alloy exhibits increased strength and allows lightweighting of the container without affecting package integrity. Info.....

New European Centre for Applied Vision


Parma Controls, Applied Vision Corporation's premier European distributor, is expanding its Parma, Italy location to better accommodate the service and support of its customers. This includes an expanded area for feasibility studies, training and product demonstrations. More.
May 2013
Ball Corporation's (NYSE: BLL) Findlay, Ohio, metal beverage packaging plant has been named by MillerCoors as the recipient of the 2012 MVP Award. Ball will receive the award during a reception at MillerCoors' corporate headquarters in Chicago on May 30, 2013. More...
Nampak interim results show... continued good growth in beverage cans and the recently commissioned first new aluminium beverage can production line at their Springs operation. More...

German aluminium producers and processors were strong contenders in the market during the 1st quarter of 2013. Production in the areas most important in terms of quantities was stable, or even showed slight gains. The branch expects largely stable production for the whole of 2013.More..
May 23, 2013 The Coors Light aluminum pint, featuring Ball Corporation's Alumi-Tek® bottle, has been awarded a Gold Award from The Packaging Association (PAC) More..

AkzoNobel intends to concentrate its Dutch-based management personnel in a new office building in the Zuidas business district of Amsterdam from the end of 2015. More...
:Novelis latest report shows Increased Recycled Content by 4 percentage points to 43% for Fiscal 2013
Full report

29 April 2013 Ball creates Audience-targeted design – a recipe for success For the “Locate the taste” promotion by Karlsberg Brauerei, the bidder codes on the 50 cl (17-oz) cans are inscribed under the colored pull tab – for which purpose Ball uses a special “under the tab” printing process. More info...

25April 2013 Silgan quarterly results latest. More...

23 April 2013: Rexam launches innovative new printing technology, Editions*, to customers globally. More...
March 28 2013 Sly Fox Brewing Co. of Pottstown, Pennsylvania becomes the first brewery in North America to utilize the innovative 360 Endbeverage can technology developed by Crown Holdings, Inc. More..

March 20 2013:EFSA supports European Commission in defining scientific criteria for endocrine disruptors.More....
March 8 2013 Alumi-Tek® bottle. The 16-oz. fully recyclable aluminum bottle is paired with Ball's thermochromic ink that changes color when the contents are cold enough to drink and has been dubbed the "Slam Can." More..
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Tuesday, March 05, 2013: Agr International offers its popular PPT3000™ Packaging Pressure Tester for testing aluminum bottles.More...

Feb 27 2013;HAINDL'S Bitter Lemon, Ginger Ale and Tonic Water are now available in practical 33 cl (11-oz.) aluminum cans from Ball Packaging Europe.

Feb20:Rexam Full results report Beverage Cans volumes up 6% and organic2 operating profit1 up 5% to £456m.More...
AkzoNobel Full Year results showing Performance coatings revenues up 10% More...
Feb. 12, 2013 Ball Corporation announced today that it will cease production at the company's Elgin, Ill., food and aerosol packaging manufacturing plant in December 2013. The plant's customers will be supplied by other Ball facilities. More..
04-02-2013 : Unilever – the UK’s largest deodorant manufacturer - has today unveiled a radical new product design .Consumers will start to see smaller, ‘compressed’ cans for female deodorant on supermarkets shelves around the country. Full details...
February 3 2013:Applied Vision Corporation, the leading provider of machine vision inspection systems for the container manufacturing industry, announced another record-breaking fiscal year. Read on....
30 January 2013
Rexam opens first can manufacturing plant in Finland.More.
Jan 30 2013 Silgan reports its Outlook for 2013 including income from operations in the metal container business is expected to modestly improve as a result of slight volume growth, operational improvements and the benefits from the new plants in Russia, Jordan and the Ukraine.
Jan 25 2013:A California environmental agency announced it intends to add bisphenol A (BPA) to a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm.Read on Bloomberg BNA....
Jan 14 2013 European Food Safety Authority is today announcing the launch of a major initiative designed to facilitate access to data, enhancing transparency in risk assessment. The programme, to be developed in cooperation with the Authority’s partners and stakeholders, will consider how best and to what extent technical data used in risk assessments can be made available to the broader scientific community and interested parties..more
January 8 2013:Rexam’s eye-catching 250ml slim can used by Femme Natural Boost. More....
Nov 4, 2013 : Nestlé pledges ambitious salt reduction to meet WHO goal Nestlé has pledged to accelerate the reduction of salt across all its food brands worldwide to support a World Health Organization salt target of no more than 5g of salt per person, per day, by 2025. More...

October 23, 2013. CROWN Food Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc. has installed an aluminium can production line inside the Rabo de Peixe plant of Cofaco, the leader in the Portuguese canned fish market. Located in Cofaco’s plant on São Miguel Island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores

Kolkata, Oct. 15: Metal container makers say that they are facing serious problems because of higher cost of input – tin plates -- and consumer resistance against tin can price hike. Sanjay Bhatia, President, Metal Container Manufacturers Association of India, told Business Line that despite softening of prices in hot rolled steel coils internationally, domestic prices of HR coils have gone up by Rs 2,000 a tonnes recently. More

08/10/2013 Applied Vision Corporation, the global leader in food and beverage container inspection, announced the addition of a key employee to its powerful international Sales team. Jeff Hartung recently joined Applied Vision as its Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, operating from the Company's headquarters in Akron, Ohio.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
INX Digital to debut TRIANGLE® inks at SGIA Expo
October 1, 2013 – Pledging continued support as a Gold sponsor for the Specialty Graphics Imaging Association’s annual convention, INX Digital (booth 2122) will introduce a trio of new TRIANGLE® brand inks when the SGIA Expo is held October 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The extremely popular TRIANGLE roster of wide format inkjet inks will soon include MED, ESC and HLX.9/9/2013 ..More


AkzoNobel's main offices in Germany will be sited at a new location in Cologne, providing workspaces for around 250 people. Sales offices in the north and south of the country will be consolidated in Hamburg and Stuttgart. The company expects to have completed the move by summer 2014.
SEOUL, September 6, 2013 – Novelis Korea Limited, the Asia-Pacific operating unit of Novelis Inc.,a world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, has won the Prime Minister’s 2013 Leading Resource Recycling Corporation Award. The award was presented today at the Fifth Annual Resource Recycling Day hosted by the Ministry of Environment at Hwaseong Temporary Palace of Suwon.

August 301 2013. AkzoNobel today announced plans to phase out the production of organic peroxides at its site in Deventer, the Netherlands by the end of 2016. Under the plans, the production activities currently carried out in Deventer will be moved to other existing production facilities in Europe, North America, and China over the next 3 years. The intention to stop production in Deventer will impact approximately 215 employees at the site.

PepsiCo Beverages Italy, has selected Rexam's FUSION aluminum bottle as its pack of choice for their limited edition Pepsi Beyoncé bottle.

New Food standard Canning seamer from Eurocan
: The 10A Can Seamer is a modern all stainless steel single head semi-automatic can closer designed for compliance with food safety and hygiene standards and providing exceptional double seaming integrity of tinplate, aluminium, paperboard or plastic cans
and ends.
Find out more
DRY soda extends its offering and launches in Rexam 12oz. SLEEK® cans..More info
Beverage can manufacturer Ball Packaging Europe will be appearing at drinktec 2013, the leading world fair for the beverage and liquid food industry, to present its portfolio of beverage cans and aluminum containers for special occasions. Some highlights at Stand A1.302 will be the Magic Straw Can and the classy Aluminum Bottle with the long-neck design. Ball will also be exhibiting its variable printing technology Dynamark™ for individualized consumer targeting.
10.07.2013 Rexam, a global consumer packaging company and one of the largest beverage can manufacturers in the world, is proud to announce that the President and CEO of its North American beverage can business, Rich Grimley, has been named to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) Board of Trustees. The MSI, the first interactive museum in North America, has a vision to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, medicine and engineering.

Ardagh Group will invest over $250 million to construct two new state-of-the-art DWI can making facilities to convert the vast majority of ConAgra Foods’ shelf-sized cans from traditional 3-piece can technology to Ardagh’s flexible DWI. More

Innovative beverage end available exclusively in the Canadian market
: CROWN Beverage Packaging North America, is literally introducing a new twist on metal packaging. Crown is rolling out its new Vented End beverage cans for two of Canada's top selling brands: Coors Light and Molson Canadian. The product of an exclusive partnership between Crown and Molson Canadian, it features a vented end to allow for a smoother pour, enhanced experience and a unique opening feature. More info...

Rexam, the global consumer packaging company, today issues an update on half year trading and announces that it has initiated a process to sell its Healthcare business.More..
Bud Light Platinum – the No. 1 new beer of 2012 – is launching a new 11.5 oz. reclosable aluminum bottle in Las Vegas that will be available at nightclubs and pools throughout the city.More...
Newcomer Dust Cutter Beverage Company has launched its brand new line of all-natural lemonades in Ball Corporation's (NYSE:BLL) 16-oz. Alumi-Tek® bottles.More...


May 31 2013: Premium Pils from Karlsberg now available in 568 ml beverage cans from Ball – “Under-the-tab” printing adds edge to precision-targeted promotion. More...

June 2013; CMC-KUHNKE has opened a regional office in Los Angeles, California. CMC-KUHNKE would like to welcome Eric Mooberry (pictured) as Western Regional Sales Manager. Eric will manage the new western location. Eric has over 20 years of Project Management and Sales experience. He spent most of his career in the canning industry as a Sales Executive for Angelus Sanitary Can Machine Co., and more recently PneumaticScaleAngelus.



May 2013; Ball Corporation's (NYSE: BLL) Findlay, Ohio, metal beverage packaging plant has been named by MillerCoors as the recipient of the 2012 MVP Award. Ball will receive the award during a reception at MillerCoors' corporate headquarters in Chicago on May 30, 2013. More...
Nampak interim results show... continued good growth in beverage cans and the recently commissioned first new aluminium beverage can production line at their Springs operation. More...

German aluminium producers and processors were strong contenders in the market during the 1st quarter of 2013. Production in the areas most important in terms of quantities was stable, or even showed slight gains. The branch expects largely stable production for the whole of 2013.More..
May 23, 2013 The Coors Light aluminum pint, featuring Ball Corporation's Alumi-Tek® bottle, has been awarded a Gold Award from The Packaging Association (PAC) More..

AkzoNobel intends to concentrate its Dutch-based management personnel in a new office building in the Zuidas business district of Amsterdam from the end of 2015. More...
:Novelis latest report shows Increased Recycled Content by 4 percentage points to 43% for Fiscal 2013
Full report

May 8-11 2013 Crown showing at Expoliva, Granada, Spain...http://www.expoliva.info/


23 April 2013: Rexam launches innovative new printing technology, Editions*, to customers globally. More...

Tuesday, March 05, 2013: Agr International offers its popular PPT3000™ Packaging Pressure Tester for testing aluminum bottles.More...
21/02/2013 Innovative ‘Recycle and Reward’ schemes, offering people money back for recycling empty bottles and cans will be piloted in Scotland. IKEA, Dundee University, Network Rail and Whitmuir Organics are amongst the nine companies and organisations trialling the projects, which will reward people for recycling glass, aluminium and plastic (PET) drinks containers. More....

January 31, 2013, CAN-PACK S.A. has finalized the acquisition of 35% of the shares of CAN ASIA, INC. from SAN MIGUEL YAMAMURA PACKAGING CORPORATION. More...
Feb20:Rexam Full results report Beverage Cans volumes up 6% and organic2 operating profit1 up 5% to £456m.More...
AkzoNobel Full Year results showing Performance coatings revenues up 10% More... Feb. 12, 2013 Ball Corporation announced today that it will cease production at the company's Elgin, Ill., food and aerosol packaging manufacturing plant in December 2013. The plant's customers will be supplied by other Ball facilities. More..
Feb. 11 2013 Nampak has made an investment of almost R600 million to add aluminium beverage can capacity and convert existing lines from tinplate to aluminium. A new high speed line is being installed at the Springs plant for commisioning in May 2013 More...
04-02-2013 : Unilever – the UK’s largest deodorant manufacturer - has today unveiled a radical new product design .Consumers will start to see smaller, ‘compressed’ cans for female deodorant on supermarkets shelves around the country. Full details...
Feb 9 2013:Coors Brewing Company, inventor of the first 100 percent recyclable aluminum can, today kicked off its latest sustainability initiative by announcing a partnership with Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking every day green actions with discounts and deals.More...
Jan 25 2013:A California environmental agency announced it intends to add bisphenol A (BPA) to a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm.Read on....

Jan. 28, 2013 AriZona's storied history of offering premium teas and beverages in unique packaging continues with the release of some of its most popular flavors in 11.5 oz. Sleek® cans from Ball Corporation. More...

08 January 2013
Natural energy drink targets female consumers with boost from Rexam’s slim can
Femme Natural Boost has partnered with Rexam Beverage Can to launch their new natural energising drink in Rexam’s eye-catching 250ml slim can. More....
Jamuary 8 2013 Rexam, confirms that, following completion of the sale of its Personal Care business (announced on 31 December 2012), it will today post a circular (the Circular) to shareholders for options to return equivalent of 45 pence per existing ordinary share.
January 3, 2013 - Applied Vision Corporation, the leading provider of machine vision inspection systems for the container manufacturing industry, has appointed Jerry Shaffer as Vice President of Operations and promoted Mitch Reed as the new Customer Service Manager.More...
December 13 2012 Ball has completed its acquisition of the Envases del Plata S.A. de C.V. extruded aluminum aerosol packaging manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico..More
December 5, 2012 – INX International Ink Co. announced today a distributor agreement to expand and strengthen its strategic relationship with G.E. Richards Graphic Supplies.More...
November 29, 2012:
Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, broke ground on a $250 million aluminum recycling and casting center at its plant in Nachterstedt, Germany. More info....

Global beverage can maker Rexam and Hindustan Tin Works have jointly invested Rs 250 crore for setting up a new aluminium line at its manufacturing plant in Taloja, Maharashtra. The new unit has a production capacity of 950 million cans per year.The UK-based Rexam HTW was the first beverage can maker to enter the Indian market in 2007. The company has been at the forefront of innovation, working in partnership with its customers in India to successfully build the beverage can business.“This investment is fully in line with our strategy to grow in faster moving markets. It will support and enable us to take advantage of the exciting opportunities the Indian market has for beverage can packaging,” said Graham Chipchase, Chief Executive, Rexam PLC.

November 5, 2012. CROWN Beverage Packaging North America, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com), is debuting a new 10oz beverage can that offers specialty beverage brands a stylish alternative to traditional drink packaging.More...

Oct 2012 Berlin Packaging, a leading full-service supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures, today announced the acquisition of United States Container Corporation (USCC), a California-based distributor of industrial and rigid packaging.More..

** Crown reports Third Quarter Highlights:
Income per diluted share $2.20; Before Certain Items $1.00
Global beverage can volumes up 5%. Beverage can production begins at new plant in Heshan, China.More...

October 9, 2012 - Cytec Industries Inc. Woodland Park, New Jersey, announced today a definitive agreement to divest its Coating Resins business to Advent International, a global private equity firm for $1,032 million plus assumed liabilities of $118 million bringing the total value to $1,150 million. The sale is expected to close in the first quarter 2013, following the satisfaction of regulatory requirements and other customary closing conditions.

05. October 2012
U.S. Packaging Machinery Shipments Jump 19%;
Shipments of U.S. packaging machinery grew 19 percent in 2011, reaching US$7.7 billion, according to PMMI's 2012 Shipments Study. PMMI's annual research also shows total consumption in the United States climbing by 23 percent to US$8.8 billion.

September 2012
Barokes partners with global can producer, Daiwa Can Company, following Daiwa's purchase of a shareholding in the Barokes business. Barokes' globally patented Vinsafe wine packaging system and Daiwa's Slim Wine Bottle Can patented technology have joined to ensure the continued expansion of the wine in a can category globally pioneered by Barokes. More...
Charlotte, North Carolina, September 24th, 2012—Global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America has provided a donation of $16,000 worth of anilox rolls to Clemson University’s Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics.

August 2012:
**Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced it has taken full control of Evermore Recycling, the undisputed leader in used beverage can (UBC) recycling, and is now operating as a wholly-owned entity of Alcoa. Alcoa and Novelis previously were partners in the joint venture which purchases more recycled cans than any other group anywhere in the world; Alcoa agreed in July to take full control of Evermore at the end of August.
***Ball Packaging Europe's beverage can plant in Wrexham is fully operational again. All four production lines are up and running after the fourth line restarted production. The plant in the Industrial Estate in Bridge Road had suffered a fire on Sunday, 22nd of July.
*** With ready-to-cook meals gaining popularity, Crown also helped McCall Farms launch “Simple Suppers,” a line of vegetables and flavored sauces that can be added to meat to create a true Southern meal in minutes. More...


Silgan Holdings Inc. (Stamford, CT.), a leading manufacturer of rigid packaging for consumer goods products, has chosen Applied Vision Corporation to install new Genius® machine vision systems at its Rochelle, IL plant. More


July 22 2012..At the recent drupa printing exhibition in Dusseldorf,
Germany, Color-Logic worked with HP to produce a commemorative energy drink can
shrink sleeve demonstrating the technology expertise of both companies. More....

12 July 2012:Crown Helps International Biscuit and Confections Create Distinct Holiday Packaging for Loc Maria Cookies in U.S. Market....Read on....


2 July 2012-New Zealand’s most anticipated event for food and beverage technology and packaging companies, Foodtech Packtech to be staged in September. Find out more....

June 2012 Anheuser-Busch InBev and Grupo Modelo to Combine, Next Step in Long and Successful Partnership..Find out more...

Apr 26, 2012 --Silgan Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:SLGN), a leading supplier of rigid packaging for consumer goods products, today reported first quarter 2012 net income of $32.8 million..more

April 19, 2012/-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its 2012 first quarter, ending April 1, 2012.
April 17, 2012 Ball Corporation [NYSE: BLL] announced today a metal technology breakthrough that enables the use of recycled aluminum in the manufacture of extruded aluminum packaging for aerosols. The resulting new metal alloy exhibits increased strength and allows lightweighting of the container without affecting package integrity. Info.....

Thursday 5 April 2012 - The Massilly Group (aerosols) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Russian based Linar from the Lindal Group.

March 31 2012: KBA results:Brisk demand for security, metal-decorating and coding equipment helped swell the group order intake to €1,552.1m – its highest level since the record year of 2006 and 20.8% up on 2010 (€1,284.9m). KBA Metalstar

22.12.2011 - Mall + Herlan's monoblock steel can nominated for German Packaging Award. Mall + Herlan has recently shown the world first Steel Aerosol Can made from one piece of metal.

Oct 2011:The Platinum Pentawards, crowning the best packaging in the 5 major categories, are awarded to: Beverages category: dBod (Holland), for the Heineken STR bottle, an aluminium bottle which reacts at night to UV light.....More on all the Penta Award winners


26 September 2011:
Rexam to build new beverage can plant in Finland

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