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Ball launches new aluminium can for Jimmy’s Iced Coffee in the UK

Ball Corporation has created a new aluminium recyclable 250ml can for the Dorset based UK beverage company, Jimmy’s. Replacing the cartons for recyclable cans helps to move Jimmy’s closer to achieving their environmental aim of removing all plastic from their packaging in 2020. The partnership between Ball and Jimmy’s  began  in 2019 with the launch……...


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UK manufacturing sector suffers worst slump in 8 years

UK manufacturing sector suffers worst slump in 8 years

The UK’s manufacturing output fell at its fastest rate since 2012 in March, data from HIS Markit/Cips purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has revealed. The COVID-19 outbreak has been blamed from the slump, causing broken supply chains and a significant decline in demand. The index fell to a three-month low of 47.8 in March, down from……...


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Hydro donates former employee quarters in Brazil for use as field hospital

The Albras aluminium plant, part of Hydro’s value chain in Brazil, has announced that they are to donate former employee quarters for use as a field hospital in the community of Barcarena. The nearly 4,000-square-meter building consists of 36 apartments with individual bathrooms, and common areas for laundry, cafeteria and bathrooms. The municipal administration will……...


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ACCC approves AB InBev’s proposed sale of CUB to Asahi

Anheuser-Busch InBev have been given the go ahead by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to sell its Australian subsidiary Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) to Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. Asahi Group have agreed to purchase CUB for 16 billion AUD, equivalent to approximately 11 billion USD. The nod from the ACCC is a……...


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YOUR INDUSTRY NEEDS YOU     

Karen McKenzie who is a freelance writer for the industry,  considers the importance, ethics and structure of marketing in these unprecedented times of global crisis for Canmaking News As the world focuses on just one thing, how to save lives and stop the spread of Covid-19, the entire ecosystem of the economy is suffering from……...


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Metpack – THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH?

Karen McKenzie takes a look at the phenomenon that is Metpack, the most successful show in the Metal Packaging Industry, exclusively for Camaking News. Exhibition success has, through time immemorial, proved to be difficult to maintain as suffered by P T Barnam,“The Greatest Showman”, who believed he had the winning formula yet struggled continually to keep……...


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ADF Review 2020

New additions and Brexit advice This year’s ADF show, organised by the EasyFairs Group, took place at the Porte de Versailles in Paris on the 29th and 30th January. The exhibition has certainly grown with organisers seeing an additional 100 exhibitors compared to the year before bringing the total to 700. The largest addition this……...


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Budweiser challenges marketing norms

Budweiser continues to challenge marketing norms Although you may have been busy watching the Superbowl to take notice of a new hashtag sweeping across social media, some of the more eagle eyed of you may have spotted Budweiser’s latest venture with John Knowles Ritchie (JKR), the SelfieBud. JKR created a special-edition label that can only……...


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