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Celebrating 85 years of the can

Never before have the issues of economic and environmental sustainability, conservation, health and nutrition, hygiene, food security, and rapidly evolving and increasingly demanding consumer trends been of such relevance to the packaging and FMCG sector as now. With 2020 seeing the Australian bushfires highlight the real impact of climate change, global trade wars threatening supply…


Ball Corporation publishes 2020 sustainability report detailing industry framework for the circular economy

The report details several significant milestones Ball has achieved by enhancing the environmental sustainability profile of its products and operations, including the approval of ambitious science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, substantial renewable energy deals in North America and Europe, greater responsible sourcing assurance through its ASI Certification in EMEA, and the introduction of its award-winning and infinitely recyclable Ball Aluminum…


Flint Group Packaging publishes its 2020 Sustainability Report

Flint Group Packaging have announce the publication of its 2020 Sustainability Report. The report provides updates on the organisation’s sustainability performance to date. Antoine Fady, CEO of Flint Group, comments, “Since the last report, we have repositioned Flint Group to become a supplier of choice to the packaging industry following a series of acquisitions,” said Antoine…


Ball signs agreements to strengthen 100% European renewable energy goals

Ball Corporation have executed two virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) in Europe – one for the Corral Nuevo project with wpd and one for the Brattmyrliden project with Falck Renewables – for a total of 93.4 megawatts (MW) of additional wind energy. These agreements are a testament to Ball’s long-term commitment to achieve and maintain 100% renewable energy…


Henkel becomes the first company to conclude a plastic waste reduction bond

Henkel has taken another step in combining attractive corporate financing instruments with progress in sustainability as the first global company to concluded a plastic waste reduction bond. The proceeds from this bond, a private placement with Japanese insurance companies Dai-ichi Life and Dai-ichi Frontier Life, will be specifically allocated to projects and expenditures related to…



Simon Jennings from Nomis Consultancy takes a look at cleanliness and hygiene for metal packaging.  Is It possible that companies could resort back to plastic packaging because of this and set back the sustainability message? The coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of consumers’ lives, and beverage packaging is no exception. In 2019, sustainability and…


Pandemic confirms continued relevance of Steel for Packaging 

The start of the COVID-19 pandemic saw consumers race to stockpile goods, with sales of canned food rocketing. As we return to our ‘new normal’ and supply chains stabilise, APEAL examine whether or not we are likely to see a more permanent shift in purchasing habits? Anyone who has visited a supermarket in the last few…


Metal Adds a Touch of Class to the Snacking World

Laetitia Durafour, Marketing Director at Crown Food Europe, looks at the significant rise in popularity of snacks and the benefits that metal packaging brings to this budding sector. In a fast-paced world where time is of the essence, it is no wonder that the snacks market is booming. Everybody seems to be living life at…

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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…



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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