2017
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: 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.cansesamer.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 Crown’s 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 industry’s first greenfield facility in the United States in more than 20 years, will support the country’s growing demand for specialty beverage cans.
May 2017:Düsseldorf/Rangendingen. World Star Award and Silver Award in the category sustainability for aluminum aerosol can PURITY by Tubex.More
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 South’s 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 company’s global product portfolio with the acquisition of Mivisa Envases, SAU.
November 19, 2016: US-based Ball Corporation subsidiary, that produces metal packaging for household and food products, has commenced operations in Myanmar where it has set up a facility with an investment of $45 million. The Ball Asia Pacific (Yangon) Metal Container Limited facility, located in Thilawa Special Economic Zone, opened for production last week.
Read more at: http://www.dealstreetasia.com/stories/uss-ball-corp-starts-ops-with-45-m-for-can-manufacturing-58749/
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
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.
June 30, 2016 - Schuler AG has completed the takeover of German die construction specialist AWEBA. Following approval from the relevant anti-trust authorities, Schuler - the market leader in forming technology - has now closed the acquisition process. As of July 1, 2016, Schuler will thus become the sole owner of AWEBA Werkzeugbau GmbH Aue. The AWEBA Group is one of the world's leading full-service providers of dies and fixtures.
May 2016
26/5/2016 AkzoNobel today inaugurated its new 6.5 million technology center in Songjiang, Shanghai. The company's largest research facility in China, it will support product innovation and the development of next-generation paints, coatings and specialty chemicals.More

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 Group’s long-range strategy to grow in key segments around the world. More..
4 May 2016 – Mettler-Toledo Safeline Ltd has been awarded a second Queen’s 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 products.
April 2016: Latest from NAMPA on BPA...What those California grocery store BPA warning signs mean — and how they got there
2015
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."
October 2015: During 22th to 25th October, CROWN Foodcan Turkey is showcasing its innovative and sustainable food packaging technologies at the Eurasia Packaging Fair 2015, Istanbul, Turkey. At the show, Crown will present its full range of packaging solutions, including Orbit™ Closure, Easylift™ easy-open ends and PeelSeam™ peelable ends.
February 05, 2015 – CROWN Bevcan Europe & Middle East, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc. (www.crowncork.com), has announced it is investing in a new manufacturing line at its Goleniow plant to produce 200 diameter (50mm) ends. The Goleniow plant, located in west Poland, currently produces a range of metal closures serving different food markets. Operational in mid-2015, the new line has a projected production capacity of 2.4 billion ends per year.
June 5, 2014 / Newsweek, in partnership with Corporate Knights Capital and leading sustainability experts, ranked Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) third among the 500 largest U.S. companies on overall environmental performance.

Reston, Va.; May 28, 2014 — According to a recent study released by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, 75 percent of manufacturers use robots at some point along their manufacturing line, including processing operations involving direct food contact. The report indicates that use of robotics has more than tripled in a number of industries in the past five years.

To meet processors’ increasing demand for automation and robotics, PMMI announces the return of The Processing Zone. The pavilion, located in Lakeside Upper Hall, will feature a wide range of processing technologies for manufacturing industries including baking and snack, beverage, dairy, meat and confectionery – as well as non-food sectors such as cosmetics and home and lawn care.

As the manufacturing line evolves, processors continue apply a holistic approach to evaluating their existing operations and seeking whole-line solutions that address both processing and packaging challenges. The Processing Zone provides a guide post for attendees looking to maximize their time at the show as they navigate through North America’s largest showcase of these technologies from more than 1,800 exhibitors. Additionally, processing solutions providers will also be located throughout the exhibit halls of McCormick Place.

“Since its first appearance — at PACK EXPO International 2010 — The Processing Zone has continued to offer solutions for automation, plant safety, efficiency and technologies for all steps in the manufacturing process,” said Jim Pittas, vice president, Trade Shows, PMMI.

The Processing Zone is just one of several features at PACK EXPO that showcase packaging and processing innovations.

Processors will also have access to a number of other resources at the show:

The Food Safety Summit Resource Center will help manufacturers learn about recent breakthroughs in food safety technologies and source solutions critical to food safety.
The Confectionery Pavilion, located in the South Hall and sponsored by the National Confectioners Association (NCA), will connect attendees with equipment and materials to help maximize line flexibility and protect product freshness.
Several industry-specific lounges will provided dedicated areas for attendees to network, exchange ideas with peers and seek technical advice from subject matter experts. These include The Baking-Snack Break lounge, endorsed by the Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association (B&CMA), The Candy Bar lounge, endorsed by NCA and The Beverage Cooler lounge, endorsed by the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT).
Four Innovation Stage locations will offer convenient access to critical industry insights with free educational sessions.

To register for PACK EXPO International 2014, visit packexpointernational.com. A discounted registration fee of $30 applies until Oct. 3, when it increases to $60.

March: Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK), a global leader in consumer packaging, today announced that the European Commission has approved, subject to certain commitments and conditions, its pending acquisition of Mivisa Envases, SAU, a leading Spanish manufacturer of two- and three-piece food cans and ends.

The approval of the Commission is subject to Crown entering into final binding agreements, with purchasers to be approved by the Commission, for the sale of Crown's Spanish food can business and Mivisa's facility in Horst, Netherlands.

2013
December
Miller Lite, the beer that launched the light beer category, invites consumers to reach for a piece of brewing history. On January 1, 2014, Miller Lite will release the limited-edition Original Lite Can, an updated version of the iconic packaging that changed the beer industry almost 40 years ago. More...
November 12, 2013. CROWN Food Europe, (www.crowncork.com), has partnered with the Bonduelle Group, the world leader in prepared vegetables, to install a new metal packaging production line inside the company’s Novotitarovskaia plant in Krasnodar Krai, southern Russia.

Nov. 6, 2013 /-- XINGtea, the popular all-natural, green tea available in 14 delicious flavors, is expanding into a new package for consumers - 12-ounce cans from Ball Corporation . The new can size joins XINGtea's well-known 24-ounce can package, also from Ball. More
October 2013:
Crown saw Third quarter gross profit improved to $394 million over the $369 million in the 2012 third quarter, primarily due to increased beverage can volumes, lower depreciation expense and $5 million of favorable foreign currency translation.More..

Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) Ltd –a world leader in print inspection, process control, quality assurance and color control for the packaging, label, folding carton, metal decoration and commercial print markets – has continued its cooperation with Nilpeter, introducing added-value features to the integrated AVT’s Microcolor/Mercury digital ink key control system. The new features significantly decrease startup time and materials waste.More
Novelis,, announced 10/10/13 the completion of a two-year, $400 million expansion program in South Korea. The expansion of its Yeongju and Ulsan plants increases the company's production capacity in the region by more than 50 percent to approximately one million metric tons of aluminum sheet per year. More...
The Bavaria brewery from the Netherlands is to launch 8.6 Black, an dark version of its classic Bavaria 8.6 beer on the African market. The 50 cl cans designed with the innovative Embossed Touch process are made by Ball Packaging Europe.
Ball introduced its Matt & Gloss printing technology for impact extruded aerosol cans and beverage bottles at the 28th FEA International Aerosol Congress in Madrid. More

Rexam Operations Director,Gary Clark gets in depth interview...More

10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
INX Digital to debut TRIANGLE® inks at SGIA Expo..More..

Harper Corporation of America to Present at FTA’s 2013 Fall Conference
More

Applied Vision Corporation DecoMaster® Blanket Monitoring System
Reduces HFI Errors by 70% DecoMaster immediately rejects flawed parts before extra cost is added..More
Latest on Monobloc Aerosol Solutions from CMC-KUHNKE...More
Novelis Commissioning of Expanded Aluminum Rolling Operations in South America. US$340 Million Investment Strengthens the Company's Commitment to the Region; Increases Rolling Capacity to 600,000 Tons. More
Lower alcohol wines via a can..see features page.
Stolle
Machinery, based in Centennial, Colo., has acquired Ultra Punch of Dayton, , Stolle said in a release More info...
State of Maine declares BPA safe for packaging
...read full details via NAMPA.
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. Sales in Brasil and Europe flatlining. Also this month they launched new corporate website...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...
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
Janelle Harris has been elected IMDA President, Mark Von Bokel is V.P. and Art Hurley is the incoming Secretary Treasurer./IMDA.

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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