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Ball announces new sustainability goals

Ball has announced its 2030 sustainability goals focused on enhancing product stewardship and social impact to create value for stakeholders, together with a vision for how industry partners can collaborate to achieve a fully circular aluminium beverage packaging system. Ball’s new global sustainability goals, will aim to drive performance across the life cycle of its products,…


AkzoNobel acquisition expands position in South and Central America

AkzoNobel is set to further expand its long-term position in South and Central America after reaching an agreement to acquire Colombia-based paints and coatings company Grupo Orbis. The completion is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected by end of this year, or in early 2022. Financial details have not been disclosed. Present in ten…


Labatt USA introduces recyclable plastic carrier rings

US-based beverage company Labatt USA has introduced ring carriers made of recycled content for its Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light beer products. Marketed as Hi-Cone RingCycles, the recycled green plastic carrier rings are also photodegradable. The new carrier is replacing the plastic rings on Labatt Blue and Blue Light 16-ounce six-packs. The green Hi-Cone…


Iron Heart Canning expands in North America

The United States’ largest mobile cannery has added two new warehouse locations, one in Chicago, Ill., and another in Springfield, Mass. Counting these warehouse additions, Iron Heart will have launched five additional canning lines across the company ahead of increased canning demand forecasted for the summer months. “We are extremely excited about the opportunity to…


Baralan Launches Aluminum Screw Caps

Baralan has introduced its Jamaica line of aluminium screw caps, while also expanding its Mussau line with two new sizes. The Mussau line’s two new sizes include the Mussau 18 and 24, in addition to the existing Mussau 20, to create a complete series of three sizes. Both lines of aluminium caps are available for use with glass bottles and jars…


Novelis recycles record 120 billion aluminium cans

Novelis’ Yeongju Recycling Center has processed 120 billion aluminium cans since opening in 2012. Located in South Korea, the Yeongju plant is the largest of its kind in Asia, with capacity to annually recycle 320,000 tons of aluminium. Employing highly advanced recycling technologies, Novelis accepts used beverage cans at the facility and manufactures them into…


Nitro Can innovations out of the box

Ardagh Metal Packaging customers are invited to ‘chill and enjoy’ an innovative series of premium Nitro drinks, creatively conceived in collaboration with leading natural ingredient expert Doehler, in an Innovation Box which showcases the value-adding potential of Ardagh’s Nitro Can. The Ardagh-Doehler Innovation Box is a gift of ready-to-launch beverage concepts which invites customers to…


Cooking sauces launched in ‘beer’ cans

Fine food maker Potts’ is launching a duo of Mexican cooking sauces packaged in aluminium ‘beer’ cans. The new-look Enchilada and Fajita & Taco variants will hit Tesco on 1 July (rsp: £2.30/330ml). The cans feature an “industry-leading” 360-degree lid for dispensing the sauces. Potts’ said they could help save five tonnes of plastic per year and would offer a “completely…


Oversubscribed IPO raises Rs4.6 billion for Pakistan canning company

The book-building phase of Pakistan Aluminium Beverage Cans Ltd (PABC)’s Initial Public Offer (IPO) has concluded with an oversubscription of 3.3 times, the company said on Wednesday. The IPO received an overwhelming response from institutional investors and high-net worth individuals as the strike price clocked in at Rs 49/share, 40 percent higher than the floor…


Emballator invests in new printing press

During the last few years, Emballator has grown rapidly through acquisitions with production volume at the Ulricehamn, Sweden plant on the rise. In 2019 another acquisition was made in Finland which further increased the need of components from the factory in Ulricehamn. To meet the increased demand a large investment in a new printing press…

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