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Labatt will now distribute non-alcoholic Romeo's Gin canned cocktails and Bockale beers in Quebec (CNW Group/Duvernois Creative Spirits)

Canadian brewer Labatt Breweries signs distribution agreement with canned beverage brand

Duvernois Creative Spirits  have signed a distribution agreement with Labatt Breweries of Canada, one of the largest producers and distributors of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in Canada. Effective immediately, Labatt becomes the distributor in Quebec of Duvernois’ non-alcoholic portfolio, which features the Romeo’s Gin non-alcoholic and Bockale brands. Duvernois has been a preeminent figure in the craft spirits…


CMI funds robot to save 1 million cans from landfill

The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) is utilising an innovative financing model to fund a robot at a California material recovery facility (MRF) owned by Caglia Environmental (Caglia) that sorts single-stream recyclables. Designed by artificial intelligence and robotics company EverestLabs, the robot is expected to capture a little over 1 million used beverage cans (UBCs) a year. CMI used…

Flint Group shines spotlight on UV LED curing technology

As the adoption of UV LED curing gains momentum among narrow web printers due to its numerous benefits, Flint Group has introduced a new whitepaper that closely examines this technology and the role of dual cure inks. The whitepaper, tailored to assist printers and converters in transitioning from traditional mercury-based UV curing to UV LED…


Tata Steel ink investment deal with UK government for largest investment in steel industry for decades

Tata Steel and the UK Government jointly agree on a proposal for the largest investment in the UK Steel Industry for decades. The proposal lays the decarbonisation pathway towards globally competitive and sustainable steel making in Port Talbot, UK Commenting on the announcement, Tata Group Chairman N Chandrasekaran said, “The agreement with the UK Government…


Crown’s Columbian plants achieve ASI Certification

Crown Holdings, Inc’s Crown Colombiana S.A. facility has been certified against the ASI Performance Standard for the manufacturing of aluminium cans. Crown’s operations in Brazil, Mexico and Thailand have previously achieved ASI Performance Standard certification. The ASI Certification program was developed through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process and is the only comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard…


Purina launches sustainable challenge to encourage recycling

Aluminium and steel pet food cans are infinitely recyclable, but not nearly enough of them are making it into the recycle bin, and they are ending up in landfills instead. That’s why Purina say they have launched the #PurinaRecyclesChallenge and is calling on pet owners to get creative and break the habit of throwing their pet…

Prime Control’s Mark Mohn joins SpecMetrix Systems Team as Technical Sales Manager

Sensory Analytics has hired Mark Mohn as its new Technical Sales Manager. In his new role, Mark will help the company meet the increased year-end demand for the company’s innovative SpecMetrix systems product lines within the global metal packaging and coated metals business segments. Mark is a familiar face for metal packaging industry customers, where…


Beiersdorf reduces carbon footprint of deodorant aerosol cans by 58%

Using recycled aluminium and a lighter design, Beiersdorf has been able to reduce the CO2 emissions of the deodorant aerosol cans it produces in Leipzig, Germany. From 2023/24, all deodorant cans in the European assortment of the Nivea, 8X4, Hidrofugal, and Hansaplast brands will contain at least 50 percent recycled aluminium and will weigh 11.6 percent less thanks to material…

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Blue Moon unveils brand new look

Blue Moon is looking to get “brighter” in 2024 with revamped packaging, an expanded marketing campaign and a new look and name for Blue Moon Light, formerly Blue Moon LightSky. Molson Coors Beverage Company’s big plans aim to provide a kickstart to the top craft beer, the top light craft beer and the No. 2…


Playboy launches hard seltzer bunny line

Another big-name brand is entering the hard seltzer market but not one that you might think. Playboy is partnering with Spirits Investment Partners for a new line of hard seltzers called Play Hard. Featuring the iconic Playboy bunny head images by Andy Warhol, the ready-to-drink beverages come in four flavours and are 4.5 percent alcohol by…


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