Hydro showcases how scrap aluminium can be turned into designer products

More than 10 million tonnes of furniture are thrown away in Europe every year and the demand for low-carbon, recycled products is growing. Hydro has challenged seven world renowned designers to design furniture made from Hydro CIRCAL 100R, the world’s first aluminium made entirely from recycled post-consumer scrap on an industrial scale. The results will…

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UK aerosol filling figures for 2023 stable

UK aerosol filling figures for 2023 show that volume remained stable compared to 2022, despite geo-political developments, supply chain challenges and the cost-of-living crisis, according to data released from BAMA. Personal care The survey reveals that, as anticipated, the personal care sector made up the lion’s share of filling volume accounting for 74% of the…


Roeslein bolsters operational services with two new hires

Roeslein is expanding its operational services for the can manufacturing industry. The company says that the strategic move addresses a critical industry need for experienced, hands-on operational support in the wake of recent industry retirements and a projected surge in can making across the globe. “The can making industry is experiencing a knowledge gap due…

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INX promotes three to Vice President positions

INX has announced the promotions of three key executive managers to vice president positions. Anthony De Francesco, Alex Folloso, and Kim Hill have a combined 50-plus years of experience, and have led their teams to new levels of innovation, productivity, and industry excellence. A logistics professional with over 10 years of experience, De Francesco has…


Increased tariffs on Chinese imports a win for U.S. aluminium

The Aluminum Association have applauded today’s announcement by the White House calling on the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to triple existing Section 301 tariff levels for Chinese imports of aluminium and steel from current levels of 7.5%. The Aluminum Association says it has consistently advocated for an increase in the Section 301 tariffs on aluminium…


Golden Grail beverages launches Koz Water in 16 oz cans

Golden Grail Beverages has launched its eco-friendly product, KOZ Water, in 16 oz cans. The introduction of the 16oz can is in response to the growing consumer demand for sustainable and health-conscious hydration options. The company intends to invest in several additional production runs to ensure KOZ Water will be widely available starting as early…


Aluminium prices soar after UK and US ban Russian metals trade

Aluminium prices rocketed to a record level following the UK and the US’s decision to ban the trade of Russian metals to “prevent the Kremlin funnelling more cash into its war machine”. At one stage in early morning trading, aluminium was up more than 9% on the London Metal Exchange (LME), the biggest rise seen…


Researches crack mystery behind ‘eggy’ canned wine smell

Unfortunately, canned wine sometimes gives off a pungent and unpleasant aroma of rotten eggs. Now, scientists at Cornell University report they’ve uncovered the source of this unappetising scent. Moreover, study authors add they believe it’s possible to do away with the aroma by ever-so-slightly altering canned wine’s formulation and packaging. Researchers explain that choosing the…


New recycling centre breaks ground in Minnesota

Spectro Alloys recently broke ground on a $71 million, 90,000-square-foot expansion to its campus in Rosemount, which will be the first of its kind in Minnesota. The new facility will allow Spectro Alloys to recycle scrap aluminium from building demolition, automotive scrap and industrial type sources, not to mention those beverage cans in single-sort recycling…


Colored By INX Can Design Contest April 29 deadline nears

The clock is winding down on the entry deadline for this year’s Colored by INX Can Design Contest. Open to all brand owners, metal decorators, design agencies and marketers who used the INX Color Catalog to produce a commercial can design before January 1, 2024, all entries with the submission form, electronic design, and actual…




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