Welcome to December!

At Canmaking News HQ we’re definitely getting into the festive spirit and it appears from some of our conversations with you we are too! We’ve loved seeing the festive innovations launching in December, most notably a full Vegan Christmas lunch in a can (see below) and Spam’s new Figgy Pudding in a can (we’re not…


Novvia acquires Innovative Container

Global rigid container and life sciences packaging distributor, Novvia Group has acquired Innovative Container a California-based distributor of plastic, metal, glass, and corrugated containers. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. Novvia is backed by Kelso & Company. Since 2009, Innovative has supplied the Southern California market with a range of rigid packaging…

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Aluminium packaging recycling rates to surpass 2022 target

According to Q3 data published by the Environment Agency in November,* aluminium packaging recycling rates have increased for the third quarter in a row and remain firmly on track to exceed their annual target. The period July-September 2022 saw a total of 37,815 tonnes of aluminium packaging collected for recycling. Material collected through kerbside, bring…

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Scottish Brewery Wasted Degrees toasts first export deal to Europe worth £15K

Perthshire firm Wasted Degrees Brewing is stepping into the international market for the first time after securing a deal with a European eCommerce beer firm. The brewery’s first export deal with Beerwulf will see it be sold in The Netherlands, France, Italy and Germany. A total of 12,500 cans of its 5% ABV raspberry stout…

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Archer Roose launches in Target

This Month, Archer Roose has launched across the country at Target in over 300 stores. This is a huge milestone for Archer Roose, and signifies their continued position as an innovator within the canned wine sector and from a retail perspective. The news falls on the heels of the recent announcement regarding Constellation Brands’ investment into the business, as…


Arconic exits Russian canmaking sector

Arconic Corporation has completed the sale of 100% of its Russian operations to Promishlennie Investitsii LLC, the majority owner of VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation, for cash proceeds of $230 million. The transaction closed after Arconic received all required approvals, resulting in the receipt of $230 million of cash consideration for all of the Company’s Russian assets. Cash…

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UA packaging develops a new airless aluminium jar for cosmetics products

UA packaging has continued to build its aluminium packaging portfolio, using endless recyclable natural material to replace plastic as decorative components to highlight the luxury of cosmetics. Aluminum, a naturally recyclable material, creates a luxurious vibe for skincare packaging with its natural metallic shine. UA packaging has leveraged the versatility of the material to replace…

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PoppyPac installs new aluminium tube filling line

Contract manufacturer Poppypac has installed a new aluminium tube filling line, offering a choice of printed or labelled tubes. The company said that this is to help customers who want to launch multiple variants and minimise their stock holding of packaging at the same time. The new Norden 402 hot air tube filler will boost…


Lo Bros launch impact-led range to tackle ocean waste

Lo Bros has launched Not Soda, a new impact-led range with a mission to clean up two million plastic bottles from the ocean by 2025. Independent retailers Drakes and Ritchies have got behind the effort, with Not Soda to be sold in up to 130 of the two retailers’ stores across the country. Didi Lo,…


Trivium partners with Alupro on recycling initiative

Trivium Packaging has committed to funding the UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative launched by Alupro, the aluminium packaging recycling organisation. Designed to increase awareness and uptake of aerosol recycling across the UK, the initiative follows a three-phase approach educating consumers around best practice, establishing a baseline recycling rate and developing a roadmap for achieving higher rates…

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